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Director and Senior Legal Counsel

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000038227


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  • Advises on securities laws and corporate governance matters.
  • Assists in the preparation and review of securities filings (periodic and current reports, proxy statements, registration statements, Form SD, 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 with conflict minerals disclosure and related compliance matters.
  • Assists in preparing Board of Directors and committee meeting materials covering topics such as dividends, director independence, corporate governance, election of directors and officers and transaction approvals.
  • 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 transactions and assists with financing transactions.
  • Provides support to the treasury and finance 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.
  • Recommends policy, process and/or practice changes with impact on one or more business units or functional groups.
  • 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.
  • 4 to 7 years’ experience practicing with national law firm or with national law firm and as an in-house attorney.
  • Strong securities ('34 Act) / corporate governance experience.
  • Understanding of Section 16 rules and requirements.
  • Understanding of conflict minerals rules and regulations.
  • Exemplary business acumen, good working knowledge of Western Digital’s business strategy (or similar types of offerings at another company if experienced hire).
  • Strong presence and the ability to work effectively within a team of securities, corporate governance and executive compensation lawyers and with 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and confidence through effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, anticipate the needs of clients and supervisors, exercise independent judgment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on critical priorities with little or no supervision.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures.
Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.
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