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Lead Counsel - Global Investigations, Legal Investigations

$160,000- $320,000/ year
Posted Jun 08
Full Time
HybridBentonville, Arkansas

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Imagine a position that allows you to apply your trusted legal expertise while working alongside the world ' s largest retailer. Imagine an opportunity where your knowledge takes you beyond the courtroom and positions you as a trusted business advisor. At Walmart, our Lead Counsels drive strategy while empowering the organization to make informed decisions that align to enterprise objectives. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy solving problems and working collaboratively toward a solution, you ' ll find that being a part of our Legal division is a move that brings with it tremendous growth potential and exciting new challenges. The most exciting part? You ' ll likely find yourself in a place you never envisioned your law degree would take you.

The Lead Counsel role for Legal Investigations will primarily be responsible for leading the most complex and significant internal investigations resulting from allegations of potential violations of the Company's standards of conduct worldwide as well as government requests/inquiries. The Lead Counsel will direct investigative teams of attorneys (Senior Counsel and outside counsel) and investigators on matters and provide training and guidance on best practices. The Lead Counsel will also be assigned to case manage the most significant legal investigations. The position will lead briefings of senior executives and provide guidance and support on accountability and remediation. The Lead Counsel will also represent the Company on the most significant enforcement actions and regularly interface with government agencies. The position will be responsible for not only evaluating enterprise risk to determine the appropriate resources needed to investigate a matter but also proactively identifying new areas of risk.

What You'll Do


  • Providing legal advice to the Company by providing clients with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights, obligations, and risks to allow the client to make informed decisions
  • Collaborating with senior executives on significant risks; seeking authority and obtaining informed consent to proceed with legal matters
  • Partnering with Compliance and Business to define best practices and policies to ensure compliance with state & federal laws and regulations to mitigate corporate risk
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and managing risks to the company by engaging and supervising outside counsel and collaborating with clients to develop mitigation strategies
  • Successfully collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to encourage and continue proactive engagement of in-house counsel

What You'll Bring


  • You have substantial, diverse legal experience including federal prosecutorial or regulatory experience or internal investigations experience (ex. combination of in-house, government, leading law firm, etc.)
  • You empower your business partners while working collaboratively to achieve cross-functional goals within a corporate environment
  • You leverage technology to streamline processes, communication and workflows
  • You have a proven track record of risk identification, assessment, and mitigation
  • You empower other members of the Legal team to operate with autonomy while adhering to the standards that have come to define the Walmart brand.
  • You have strong communication skills to interact with senior leadership and stakeholders

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability-and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries-all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Future Ways Of Working

Our company's success can be attributed to our employees. While technology has allowed us to be effective while working remotely, there is no substitute for being in the office together; it helps to shape our culture, collaborate, innovate, build relationships, and move more quickly. We strive to provide flexibility in order to promote a healthy work-life balance but recognize that in-person interactions are important to our culture and shared success. We'll meet in person on a regular and purposeful basis.


Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, 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.

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 $160,000.00-$320,000.00

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Law degree from an accredited law school and 6 years' experience in law.

2 years' experience leading cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

License to practice law in at least one state

Primary Location...

2914 Se I St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3148, United States of America