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Counsel, ATF & Licensing

$110,000- $220,000/ year
Posted May 31
Full Time
On Site
Bentonville, Arkansas

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

The Counsel, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) & Licensing and Permits in Regulatory & Specialty Legal counsels these highly-regulated areas of the U.S. business at Walmart. The Counsel, ATF & Licensing is a cross-functional role working closely with multiple stakeholder groups across the company, such as Compliance, Merchandising, and Walmart Connect, to minimize regulatory and legal risk associated with the ATF business. This role will support subject matter expertise on ATF & Licensing legal issues.

What You'll Do


  • Taking a holistic approach in identifying and mitigating regulatory risks associated with the sale of alcohol, tobacco, and firearm products
  • Interpreting state licensing requirements to support new business initiatives
  • Providing legal advice to merchants, compliance, and operators on a wide range of matters, especially related to the sale of alcohol
  • Advising business leaders with respect to legal issues and risk management concerning the sale and delivery of alcohol and tobacco and the development and implementation of company policies, as well as licensing strategies for sale of certain products
  • Working with multiple teams in various subject areas to set up processes that preserve regulatory compliance while also meeting business needs
  • Supporting the ATF compliance team to respond to changes in federal and state regulation regarding the sale of firearms and updating policies accordingly
  • Supporting the Licensing & Permits compliance team to interpret state law requirements
  • Escalating concerns based on risk to the company and recommending a plan of action for resolution and risk mitigation

What You'll Bring


  • You acted as a subject matter expert in federal or state ATF laws
  • You have experience working on alcohol advertising from a regulatory perspective
  • You have experience working with legal and compliance stakeholders
  • You're process-minded and look for opportunities to streamline for improved efficiency and effectiveness
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • You have experience working in large cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you'll quickly find we're a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world's most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you'll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see .

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For Information About Benefits And Eligibility, See One.Walmart .

The annual salary range for this position is $110,000.00-$220,000.00

Additional Compensation Includes Annual Or Quarterly Performance Bonuses.

Additional Compensation For Certain Positions May Also Include

  • Stock

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Law degree from an accredited law school and 4 years' experience in law.

License to practice law in at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Leading cross-functional teams

Primary Location...

702 Sw 8Th St, Bentonville, AR 72716, United States of America