Director - Employment and Litigation


Dublin, CA


Position summary

ironmental health and safety compliance, and employee training requirements.

  • Serve as the employment law team lead for employment-related due diligence and integration activities as part of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Serve as the employment law team lead for international expansion and other corporate initiatives.

  • Coordinate with privacy counsel on issues related to employee data protection and employment-related privacy issues, including assisting in responding to data subject access requests.

  • Draft employment-related agreements, templates, policies, and forms (e.g., leave of absence policies, employment agreements, policies, separation agreements, etc.).

  • Prepare and deliver training, in coordination with HR, on HR and employment law topics for managers and business leaders.

  • Conduct periodic reviews, audits, and compliance assessments of employment-related policies and practices.

  • Monitor changes and updates to employment laws; draft, maintain, and update legal research memos and resources; and advise stakeholders of developments that may impact Snowflake.


  • Working with our Legal team, outside counsel, and other stakeholders, manage commercial-, IP-, trademark-, bankruptcy-, and employment-related disputes and litigation matters.
  • Manage responses to subpoenas, garnishment orders, domestic relations orders, statutory requests for information, and requests from government and law enforcement agencies.
  • Lead and manage internal investigations on matters involving legal risks to Snowflake.
  • Assist and lead efforts in creating, improving, and developing scalable processes and procedures related to the handling of litigation matters for a rapidly growing company.
  • Advise business stakeholders on litigation risks and issues involved in business disputes.
  • Pragmatically weigh legal risks and benefits of complex situations and propose practical solutions with tact and maturity.
  • Review and advise on litigation-related contractual provisions in commercial agreements, to include providing advice on dispute resolution, governing law, venue, arbitration, limitation of liability, and indemnification clauses.


  • JD from an accredited law school, membership in at least one state bar, and ability to practice in the jurisdiction in which this position is located.

  • Minimum of 8 years of legal experience, with prior experience as an in-house counsel and substantive employment law and litigation experience.

  • Experience conducting employment law due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

  • International employment law experience, preferably to include countries in the EMEA and APAC regions and with international expansion activities.

  • Litigation management experience.

  • Experience conducting internal investigations.

  • Law firm experience preferred.

  • Ability to explain complicated concepts in simple terms.

  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and comfortable working in an extremely fast-paced environment.

  • Attitude that no project is too big or too small.

  • Sense of humor and passion for the job.

Every Snowflake employee is expected to follow the company's confidentiality and security standards for handling sensitive data. Snowflake employees must abide by the company's data security plan as an essential part of their duties. It is every employee's duty to keep customer information secure and confidential.