Senior Counsel - Legal Investigations

Senior Counsel - Legal Investigations

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Legal
  • Job Function Legal
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1624121

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

As Senior Counsel on the Legal Investigations Team, part of the larger Global Investigations organization, your primary responsibility will be directing some of the most significant internal investigations for the company globally.   The Legal Investigations role is unique in that the primary objective is to conduct thorough, objective and independent investigations, in order to fully uncover wrongdoing.  Unlike some legal roles, which may focus more on defense of the company, the Legal Investigations role is focused on truly getting to the bottom of the improper behavior at issue, or clearly identifying control or policy gaps, so that the improper behaviors may be addressed and appropriate remediation may be undertaken. By identifying wrongdoing, risk, and control or policy gaps that then are the basis of administering effective accountability and remediation plans, you will be part of a robust internal investigations program, which is critical to fostering trust and strengthening relationships with associates, vendors, investors, and customers, and supports Walmart’s reputation as a good corporate citizen.

You’ll make an impact by: 

  • Delivering investigative excellence directing legally privileged matters, through the timely, objective, thorough and independent investigation of some of the most significant allegations of wrongdoing globally for the Company

  • Collaborating with clients to develop mitigation strategies

  • Collaborating with officer-level clients on significant risks: seeking authority and obtaining informed consent to proceed with legal matters while reviewing legal documents, notices, and announcements and representing the company before courts of law, legislative bodies, governmental agencies, and other tribunals

  • 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

  • Counseling clients regarding legal compliance and costs of business initiatives; identifying the need for and directing training; reviewing legislative trends and significant legal decisions and representing the company before various administrative and judicial bodies.

  • Leading high-level cross functional special projects

  • Identifying global trends and significant financial integrity and other relevant matters for presentation and discussion in updates with Global Governance partners and other senior leadership in the business, such as the Controller’s office, Finance and Audit

  • Working with business partners/relevant stakeholders on updates or revisions to company policies and procedures

  • Focusing on management of budgets and driving cost control

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You have significant experience leading investigations as a prosecuting attorney or as a representative of a government entity like the Department of Justice or Securities and Exchange Commission

  • You have a proven track record of leading internal investigations in an in-house capacity or with a law firm

  • You have demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams

  • You have global experience

  • You aggressively integrate inclusive behaviors into all aspects of your everyday business

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. 

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

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Leading cross-functional teams

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, 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

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