VP, Corporate Counsel

Booking Holdings Norwalk , CA 90650

Posted 3 months ago

Company Intro:

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel & related services, provided to consumers and local partners around the globe through our primary brands: Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. During 2018, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $14.5 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $80 billion.

Job Title: Vice President, Corporate Counsel

Reports to and Location: The Vice President, Counsel will report to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel in our Norwalk, CT office.

The Vice President, Corporate Counsel will work with lawyers from across the company to:

  • Develop consistent standards and practices for Booking Holdings' subsidiary legal departments and businesses.

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing between subsidiary legal departments.

  • Oversee and coordinate key cross-company legal matters impacting Booking Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries. (e.g., Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, OpenTable, etc.).

  • Oversee all litigation naming Booking Holdings and coordinate litigation involving multiple subsidiaries.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working in close collaboration with Booking Holdings' Finance, Tax and HR Departments, develop consistent standards and practices across subsidiary legal departments, such as standards relating to website practices and disclosures, contracting practices and key contractual provisions, treatment of intellectual property, retaining law firms, litigation preparedness, etc., including coordinating consistent practices and documentation in inter-company agreements.

  • Identify key areas for knowledge sharing across subsidiary legal departments and develop processes to share knowledge on key issues and develop a framework for on-boarding lawyers across the company; organize and oversee Booking Holdings' annual global legal department offsite.

  • Coordinate analysis and legal advice on key corporate issues involving Booking Holdings and one or more Booking Holdings subsidiaries.

  • Oversee litigation naming Booking Holdings and/or multiple subsidiaries.

Qualifications Overview:

This position requires an exceptionally accomplished attorney with a stellar professional record and a strong business orientation. In addition to possessing the requisite legal and technical skills, the successful candidate must approach this role from an experienced business perspective and demonstrate a high degree of ethics and integrity, as well as strategic/conceptual thinking capabilities.


Key Qualifications &

Skills:
  • The successful candidate will have 10+ years of experience, gained through work in a major law firm and in-house law department.

  • Ability to identify and address legal issues while coupling legal advice with pragmatic business solutions.

  • A law degree from a recognized law school, admission to a State Bar of any jurisdiction in the United States, and the ability to register as authorized house counsel in Connecticut.

Position Description:

  • Mature judgment and gravitas with the ability to build relationships across the Booking Holdings organization including the business units, senior management and other legal team members.

  • Collaborative and consultative team player who possesses an ability to work well both independently and in a team environment including senior management.

  • Strong issue identification and problem-solving skills with good organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to successfully manage and meet deadlines as part of a lean legal team within a changing, fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely.

  • Pro-active, energetic, self-assured professional with high personal integrity and ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with others.

About BKNG:

With over $92.7 billion in gross bookings in 2018, Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. With operations in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we help millions of people experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • Priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings portfolio of companies, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO

We're excited that you are interested in a career with us. For all current employees, please use the internal portal to find jobs and apply.

External candidates are required to have an account before applying. When you click Apply, returning candidates can log in or new candidates can quickly create an account to save/view applications.


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