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Medallia

Offers customer experience management software.

Employment Counsel
San Mateo, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Medallia’s mission is simple: to create a world where companies are loved by customers and employees alike. Hundreds of the world’s best-loved brands trust Medallia’s Software-as-a-Service application to help them capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is (on the phone, in store, online, mobile), understand it in real-time, and deliver insights and action everywhere—from the C-suite to the frontline—to improve their performance. Founded in 2001, Medallia is growing quickly with more than 1000 employees globally in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Austin, Washington D.C., and Tel Aviv.

Medallia’s legal team is like no other – we take customer service to the next level and strive to deliver the kind of smart, creative legal counsel that clears obstacles and powers growth. And our efforts have made us a competitive advantage for the company, as well as one of the most respected and well-liked teams at Medallia.
We are business partners, with the kind of deep knowledge of the law and business that allows for quick, confident counsel and decision making. We are team players, generous to our colleagues and focused on the team victory. Most of all, we are passionate about our work, and we are always looking for opportunities to get better at what we do.
The Employment Counsel position will be a key player in our dynamic legal team, reporting directly to our Corporate AGC, and will be responsible for the wide range of employment-related matters that impact 1000+ Medallians all across the globe.

THIS POSITION WILL:

Provide expert counsel on domestic and international employment-related issues, including HR best practices, ethics and compliance, employee relations/investigations, hiring/exits, restrictive covenants, employee mobility, wage & hour and fedgov contracting compliance.
Guide the strategic direction of the employment legal practice
Cultivate a deep partnership with the Medallia’s People & Culture team, finance team, and other stakeholders across the globe to drive cross-functional, complex projects
Craft and operationalize scalable employment policies and programs that enhance Medallia’s unique culture, and constantly innovate and improve upon them
Proactively identify, assess and manage risk; design and deliver internal compliance training initiatives
Design scalable self-service capabilities for People & Culture and other internal teams
Draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including employment contracts, incentive compensation plans, and vendor agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Passion for learning and continuous improvement is a must
Demonstrated experience providing quick, solution-oriented counsel to business stakeholders of all levels
High emotional intelligence and business acumen, combined with deep employment law expertise
Proven ability to think strategically and creatively to solve challenging, complex problems
Professionalism, integrity and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive matters
Detail-oriented, quick learner, with ability to flourish in both collaborative and independent work environments

EXPERIENCE:

Prior experience in-house, preferably at a high-growth technology company
4-7 years of legal experience in employment-related matters. Experience in CA and international employment law preferred
Current member in good standing of the California Bar (or other state, and willing to register as in-house counsel in California)
Bachelor's and JD from accredited law school, with a strong record of academic achievement

At Medallia, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it and recognize the value it brings to our customers and employees. Medallia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees. We won't unlawfully discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other category protected by law. Medallia is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state disability laws.