Business Integrity Senior Counsel - Investigations (R6665)


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Reporting to our VP, Business Integrity Officer, we are seeking a Senior Counsel to join our Business Integrity team to lead our global investigations practice and provide other day-to-day support for Elastic’s Business Integrity Program (primarily within Ethics and Compliance). The Business Integrity organization includes Ethics and Compliance, Data Privacy, Litigation, and Employment Law. While this role will focus primarily on Investigations and also supporting some Ethics, there is opportunity to collaborate and engage with the other team members in this function.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fully distributed global enterprise and build upon its evolving Business Integrity program! The ideal candidate is an ethics and compliance professional with a passion for creative enablement and broad experience conducting internal investigations at a global company that shares our belief that compliance enables company growth for long-term sustainability; you have an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude, and you enjoy working cross functionally to navigate complex issues and deliver results as simply and efficiently as possible. We will consider applicants located anywhere in the United States or Canada where Elastic has an office.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead and coordinate all aspects of Elastic’s internal investigations program, with a focus on preserving a foundation of trust and assuming accountability for reliable governance; this will include close collaboration with the cross functional global investigations team, further development and implementation of the investigative framework and work plans, fact gathering and analysis, witness interviews, and advising management on investigation findings.
  • Manage execution of Elastic’s Investigations Guidelines, including execution of and improvements to training as needed to align to regulatory requirements and Elastic's Code of Business Conduct.
  • Evaluate and assign potential compliance issues for investigation, leading the company’s ethics hotline and case management process to ensure high integrity outcomes.
  • Serve as an inside out and outside in subject matter expert on legal compliance matters; provide sound legal advice and operational compliance support.
  • Support other Business Integrity program activities, as needed, including development and implementation of internal policies, procedures, and controls, including in line with internal and external audit findings.
  • Partner with company leaders in key cross-functional teams, including HR, Finance/Internal Audit, Security, Sales/Sales Operations, Marketing and IT/ERM.

Minimum Qualifications (Must-Haves):

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and actively licensed to practice law.
  • 5+ years of legal compliance experience, including demonstrated leadership experience with an internal investigations program at a publicly traded company with global operations; experience collaborating with cross functional teams where you thrive engaging with and learning from others.
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills; ability to navigate through ambiguity and shifting priorities.
  • Strong policy, procedure, controls, and reporting experience.
  • High standards of ethics, professional integrity, and discretion.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including substantial competence in writing and presentation, ability to work independently and on multiple threads at once, and handling large scale initiatives across several teams.
  • Ability and appreciation to work flexible hours to engage with colleagues around the globe.
  • Are you a consensus builder with great interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor who can collaborate and form relationships with attorneys and business clients throughout the organization? Then Elastic is the place for you!

Bonus Qualifications (Nice to Haves):

  • We prefer candidates with experience in technology companies and/or tech-forward global enterprises.
  • Experience with third-party risk management principles and due diligence software tools.
  • Compliance certifications, such as the CCEP or LPEC are a plus, but not required.
  • Experience in crisis management and response is a plus.
  • Hands-on project management experience, including the ability to lead implementation of new workflows or processes.
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace.

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$153,800$243,340 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$184,600$291,985 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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