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Director and Senior Legal Counsel - Securities and Corporate Governance

Company: Western Digital Corporation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we've been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

Everywhere data lives, we are a key partner to the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to making cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world's biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology---, SanDisk-- and WD-- brands (hint: binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately?). And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That's us, too.

Today's exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It's You & Western Digital. Together, we're the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description



  • Advises on a broad range of securities laws, corporate governance and executive compensation matters.
  • Assists in the preparation and review of securities filings (periodic and current reports, proxy statements, registration statements and Section 16 filings).
  • Assists in the maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Nasdaq regulations, SEC regulations (e.g., Reg. FD, Reg. G and insider trading) and other regulations applicable to public companies.
  • Assists in preparing Board of Directors and committee meeting materials covering topics such as corporate governance, executive compensation and strategic transactions.
  • Provides legal support for domestic and foreign subsidiary work, including coordination with tax department on legal entity restructuring.
  • Advises on securities matters relating to M&A and financing transactions.
  • Provides support to the tax, treasury, investor relations, finance, stock plan administration and human resources functions.
  • Develops strong working relationships and trust with key members of assigned functional groups or business units.
  • Works closely with non-attorney staff.
  • Works under general direction and keeps supervisor informed as projects proceed.
  • Assists in the development of appropriate training materials and helps conduct training sessions for client groups on topics of interest.


    • J.D. degree from accredited law school.
    • Current member of the California Bar in good standing.
    • 8+ years' experience practicing with national law firm or with national law firm and as an in-house attorney.
    • Strong securities and corporate governance experience.
    • Familiarity with executive compensation matters and stock-based compensation programs, including related tax and disclosure issues.
    • Strong presence and the ability to work effectively within a team and with other business functions, outside counsel and senior-level executives.
    • Ability to effectively communicate legal and compliance issues verbally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner.
    • Makes effective and credible presentations to employees in company's business groups at all levels on legal issues facing such business groups.
    • Ability to inspire trust and confidence through effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Adaptable and able to plan and manage projects to completion in a dynamic environment with independent follow-through.
    • Ability to be proactive, anticipate the needs of clients and supervisors, exercise independent judgment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to focus on critical priorities with little or no supervision.
    • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures.

      Additional Information

      Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person's gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

      Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

      Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.


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