Sr. Counsel, Employment in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal is seeking a high caliber, experienced attorney, with a strong background in employment law to join PayPal’s global legal team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work across PayPal and interact with senior leaders and legal colleagues who support PayPal in more than 200 markets around the world. This position has responsibility to advise on employment legal matters, primarily for the US and Americas region, but works cross-functionally and collaboratively with legal and People team colleagues to provide legal support on a global basis.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment with a broad and challenging remit. The successful candidate will enthusiastically partner with PayPal colleagues across our global organization and be able to build positive relationships across our organization, engage with business leaders, execute priorities and manage multiple competing objectives.

  • Provide advice and counsel to management and People team professionals on a broad range of employment issues including: recruiting; hiring; employee relations; discipline and terminations; internal investigations; leaves of absence; wage and hour compliance; EEO compliance; restrictive covenants; and contingent worker issues.
  • Advise on complex/sensitive employee relations matters and help resolve matters through pre-dispute resolution and/or positioning the company for potential employment litigation.
  • Draft and negotiate employment, settlement and termination agreements.
  • Review and provide guidance on drafting and development of HR policies and procedures globally.
  • Provide guidance to internal investigators on internal HR/compliance investigations.
  • Defend, supervise and manage employment-related claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel and responding to administrative charges, complaints, attorney’s letters, settlement demands and claims globally.  Negotiate appropriate resolutions to claims and other pending matters.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, improving and reviewing legal compliance projects and training.  Assist with preparing or conducting training programs.
  • Assist and support all aspects of PayPal’s M&A activities relates to employment matters.
  • Provide advice and counsel in the area of global mobility and immigration matters.


  • In-depth knowledge of employment law gained from law firm or in-house experience (combination preferred).
  • Experience representing companies in employment law matters before state and federal agencies/courts.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity.
  • Responsible and pragmatic style with a passion to solve complex problems in a creative and effective way and able to translate legal and regulatory requirements into actionable policies, processes and programs that enable business objectives.
  • Facility with a team-based approach to subject matter management and knowledge sharing, and comfort with a flexible, agile environment that emphasizes collaboration and team performance over management hierarchy.


  • 6+ years of experience practicing either in-house (or in an equivalent setting) or at a reputable law firm.
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree.  Admitted to/member of a state bar.
  • Excellent knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (including ADA, ADEA, FMLA, CFRA, FLSA, etc.) with a particular emphasis on California employment law.
  • Exceptional writing skills, with attention to detail and ability to generate creative original drafted documents.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to communicate and help non-experts understand applicable regulations and requirements.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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