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The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Corporate Counsel

Job Summary: The Employment Attorney leads support for day-to-day employment law responsibilities including providing guidance for the People team and other stakeholders.  This role also researches legal and regulatory obligations; works with project teams to translate legal and regulatory obligations into system or process requirements; establishes and monitors triggers for review; and develops remediation plans to mitigate risk. These projects may be driven by new legal and regulatory requirements, new geographies, employee expansion, solution implementations, or emerging risk issues, among other things.

FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

People Manager: Yes


What you’ll do

  • Provide practical legal advice and counsel to the People team’s professionals on all legal issues regarding employment and labor law including recruiting and hiring, employment agreement review, classification, leave and accommodations (ADA/FMLA), and terminations.
  • Review and manage immigration cases related to candidates and existing employees.
  • Provide labor and employment law advice to key stakeholders, including senior management.
  • Direct and manage internal investigations.
  • Develop and/or review legal templates, including employment letters and separation agreements.
  • Provide legal training to new hires and draft and update legal training materials.
  • Manage and partner with outside counsel on employment issues and litigation matters.
  • Review employment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related NDAs, contracts, statements of work and Data Processing Agreements for legal sufficiency.
  • Provide advice to the DEI-CSR leadership and team on all legal issues. Primary program management responsibility for DEI related data collection and review.
  • Responsible for the employment compliance program, including management of the Hotline and case management.
  • Track relevant legislation and update various employment related policies and programs, including diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Assist with employment related issues involving corporate acquisitions including recruiting and hiring, employment agreement review, classification, leave and accommodations (ADA/FMLA), and terminations.          

What you’ll bring

  • Membership in good standing with the Washington bar.
  • 5 years of demonstrated work experience in the employment and labor law or related fields.
  • Prior in-house experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of data privacy regulations and practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of Immigration and practices a plus.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: $163000.00 - 244000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. It is common for TPCi to start employees below the midpoint of the range. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates qualifications and experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

Internal Job Code: LG.ATMF.M4

Internal Job Profile: Corporate Attorney Mgmt (M3)


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