Director And Senior Legal Counsel, Legal

Western Digital Corp Milpitas , CA 95035

Posted 8 months ago

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Director and Senior Legal Counsel, Legal

Location: Milpitas, California, United States

Req ID: JR-9999035553

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Western Digital

We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what's possible.

About Us

Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. At Western Digital, we think big, we make it happen, and we do it together.


We are seeking an attorney with strong transactional experience to join us as Director and Senior Legal Counsel. You would help support Western Digital's Corporate and Commercial Transactions team of lawyers working on strategic relationships that are integral to Western Digital's Silicon Division.


  • Provide legal support on all aspects of key strategic relationships for Western Digital's Silicon Division, including cross-border joint ventures, other collaborations and related financing transactions

  • Lead and assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, including joint venture, collaboration, supply and financing agreements

  • Execute financing transactions, including secured loan transactions and structured lease financings

  • Manage corporate governance and administration for joint venture entities

  • Counsel internal clients on rights, obligations and restrictions under existing agreements, dispute resolution and other legal risks

  • Coordinate feedback and work with other business functions (operations, technology, finance, tax, communications, etc.) and other subject matter specialists in the legal team

  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel on an as-needed basis

  • Support other members of the legal team and other business functions by serving as a subject matter specialist, including advising on related public disclosures

  • Assist with developing policies and procedures related to the foregoing

  • Some international travel might be required


  • 4+ years of experience working on corporate transactions at a reputable law firm; additional in-house experience is a plus

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Current member of at least one state bar in good standing

  • Significant experience negotiating transactional agreements and managing key aspects of complex corporate transactions

  • Ability to proactively identify, analyze and resolve issues and provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Exceptional drafting and presentation skills

  • Proven team player with strong client service orientation and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills

  • Good sense of humor, positive attitude and ability to stay calm and collected under pressure

  • Experience working with outside counsel and partners in foreign jurisdictions

  • Japanese language proficiency is a plus

At the forefront of flash memory storage, industry-leading SanDisk-branded integrated and embedded solutions deliver the possibilities of data for data centers and mobile devices, enabling fast and reliable data access. SanDisk, WD, HGST and G-Technology brands position Western Digital as the world's target data storage company and flash memory leader.


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Director And Senior Legal Counsel, Legal

Western Digital Corp