Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations

Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Legal
  • Job Function Legal
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1300356

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

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 and professional experience positions you as a trusted business advisor. At Walmart, our Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations 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 as Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations in 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.

Join the Walmart U.S. legal team and advise, as well as help to drive the strategic design, execution, and evaluation of significant business initiatives for the world’s largest retailer.  The Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations role provides executive leadership and field management with legal advice on a broad range of operational subjects and drafts, reviews, and edits, contracts, policies, program documents, and communications.  The Lead Counsel, US Legal Operations role is critical in developing and leveraging internal and external partnerships to address complex and novel legal issues that transcend functional departments.  In this role, you will collaborate with cross functional teams to mitigate legal and business risks and ensure consistent implementation of company policies and practices. 

You’ll make an impact by…  

  • Identifying diverse operational legal issues originating from cutting edge strategic initiatives
  • Crafting novel legal solutions to drive business growth
  • Counseling officers and field management on legal and business strategies
  • Collaborating with various Global Governance and business partners to timely deliver cross-functional projects
  • Drafting, reviewing, and editing contracts and leading contract negotiations on high profile matters   
  • Partnering with compliance and litigation professionals to mitigate trending risk
  • Evaluating and assisting with the development of standard operating procedures, policies, guides, training, and communications
  • Engaging regulators and monitoring legislative and regulatory developments
  • Valuing diversity and cultivating an environment of professional respect

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…  

  • You effectively and efficiently evaluate and analyze risks
  • You demonstrate confidence and are willing to make decisions
  • You craft innovative legal solutions and think strategically   
  • You demonstrate leadership
  • You influence others through effective communication
  • You can manage a diverse workload that includes transactional work
  • You have a sincere interest in Walmart’s business
  • You are comfortable advising executive leadership
  • You value diversity and treat others with respect
  • You are resilient and respond well to adversity

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 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. careers.walmart.com

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 6 years’ experience in law.
License to practice law in at least one state.
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.

Primary Location...

9440 TBA, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716-0001, United States of America

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?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

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 specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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