Investigations Counsel

Investigations Counsel

Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) has approximately 1000 employees worldwide in 40 countries. We provide legal advice and support that helps our clients achieve the company's business objectives in a manner that complies with applicable legal and ethical standards. Practice areas include supporting HPE's five business units, Ethics & Compliance, Litigation, Global Functions, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and supporting all three global regions.

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Investigations Counsel to join its legal department.

The Investigations Counsel will be responsible for managing, overseeing, conducting and providing legal guidance on pending government investigations, and conducting investigations into allegations of violations of HPE's Standards of Business Conduct ("SBC"). The Investigations Counsel will report to the Vice President of Investigations in HPE's Ethics & Compliance Office ("ECO"), and will be part of a global team managing external and internal investigations throughout the company.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Investigations Counsel will work closely with others in ECO to identify areas of weaknesses identified in investigations to ensure that appropriate remedial actions are put in place across HPE to help prevent repeat violations.
  • The Investigations Counsel will work with others in the Office of General Counsel, global functions and the businesses to ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to personally lead and conduct complex investigations are required for the role.
  • The successful candidate will also have the demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, excellent writing skills and as a strong team-player be able to work well with others at various levels of the organization.
  • As the position requires working across various functions within the company, including Human Resources and Forensic Audit, demonstrated networking and influencing skills are required.
  • Further key attributes of the successful candidate include working in or supporting various diverse markets (including emerging markets), and demonstrated success in advising and supporting senior executives.
  • The demonstrated ability to be diplomatic and culturally sensitive but firm when necessary is a key asset for the role. The strongest candidates will have significant experience in government investigations and managing outside counsel.
  • The successful candidate must understand HPE's business environment, have experience with governmental investigations, and be familiar with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other Anti-Corruption statutes.
  • This person should have demonstrated success communicating to and working with senior executives on business critical issues.

Education and Experience Required:

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • A BS or equivalent degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant Legal experience; at least 5+ years of experience in investigations
  • Strong substantive skills in Anti-Corruption (i.e., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other Anti-Corruption statutes).
  • Understanding of complex regulations with an ability to communicate to business leaders and employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage effectively in a highly-matrix environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Experience in reporting to senior executives and Boards of Directors is a positive differentiator.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, networking and influencing skills.
  • Positive attitude



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