Sr. Counsel

Litigation and Investigations

Posted on 5/2/2024



5,001-10,000 employees

Unified data, analytics, and AI platform

Data & Analytics


Seattle, WA, USA

Required Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • JD from an accredited institution licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, Washington, or Illinois
  • Prior tech sector experience preferred, including cloud services and big data
  • 10+ years of litigation/litigation management, investigations, and employment law experience; law firm and in-house experience required
  • Extensive experience managing the strategic defense of complex domestic and global claims and litigation effectively and within budget
  • Experience supporting the litigation-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments, including due diligence and related integration efforts
  • Fluency translating legal advice into practical, risk-adjusted, business-oriented advice
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Extensive experience building strong cross-functional relationships
  • Highest level of integrity and business ethics
  • Ability to build strong relationships quickly and work with all levels within the business
  • Demonstrated client-service focus and a bias for action
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong aptitude and appetite for identifying and developing critical process improvements
  • Oversee outside counsel including management of budgets, directing litigation strategy, reviewing and finalizing pleadings, mediation/arbitration statements, and settlement agreements
  • Actively manage the strategic defense of complex domestic and global claims and litigation, effectively and within budget
  • Investigate and respond to attorney demand letters and other pre-litigation matters, including communicating with opposing counsel and negotiating resolutions
  • Manage and oversee legally required investigations in partnership with Databricks' Employee Relations team
  • Provide risk-adjusted advice to Databricks' People Team and other business partners on employment-law-related matters
  • Support litigation-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments
  • Build and maintain a global litigation function, including identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Assess the business and legal landscape to anticipate potential litigation and disputes
  • Support Legal department, team-related, and other business projects as assigned

Databricks provides a Lakehouse Platform integrating data management, analytics, and AI capabilities across a range of industries. Employing tools like Delta Lake and Databricks SQL enhances operational efficiency and precision. As a workplace, it offers a collaborative and technology-driven environment, promoting growth through cutting-edge machine learning solutions and a commitment to leading the industry in data innovation. This makes it an inspiring place for tech professionals to advance their careers in a vibrant and forward-thinking setting.

Company Stage

Series I

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Extended health care including dental and vision

Life/AD&D and disability coverage

Equity awards

Flexible Vacation

Gym reimbursement

Annual personal development fund

Work headphones reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Business travel accident insurance

Paid Parental Leave