Lead Counsel I, Legal Investigations

Lead Counsel I, Legal Investigations

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Legal
  • Job Function Legal
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1477281

What you'll do at

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 I 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.    

You’ll make an impact by:  

  • 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 

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…  

  • 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 

Location: This position is seated at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, AR. Currently, we are not considering a remote or hybrid role.

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. 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...

2914 Se I St, Bentonville, AR 72712-3148, 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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