Senior Counsel, Employment Legal

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

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Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. 

Netflix seeks an experienced Senior Counsel to support our growing Employment Legal needs. This is an exciting and challenging role in a fast-paced environment with primary responsibility for handling employment counseling and litigation on a wide variety of employment issues arising in the United States. This role involves close and ongoing collaboration with members of the Talent (HR) team and the corresponding functional business partners across multiple verticals, including within Finance, Marketing, Communications, Studio Operations and Content.  The role demands a high risk tolerance smartly applied to each situation; an experienced perspective on employment counseling and managing litigation in the corporate setting is critical.  This role is based in Los Angeles and reports to the Director, Employment Legal.

This is an opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand and to help Netflix shape the future of digital media. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization. 


The successful candidate will have 15+ years of experience directly advising on employment-related issues, including investigations, employee relations, compensation, discrimination and harassment, terminations, hiring practices, best practices/policies, leaves and accommodations, and managing employment-related litigation, among other things.  The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where freedom and responsibility are core values, and passion, innovation and curiosity are mandates. This is a cross-functional role, so strong collaboration and communication skills are required. Previous in-house experience at a California company or studio is preferred.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and judgment.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently exercise great judgment resulting in immediate action and smart decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively, collaboratively and cross-functionally.
  • Ability to think practically and be solution-oriented.
  • Willingness to tackle matters outside primary areas of expertise.
  • Be open-minded and have the ability to pivot quickly should business needs change.
  • JD and membership in good standing in California state bar.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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