Director, Compliance Counsel
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Netflix, the leading online movie & television subscription service, seeks an experienced Compliance Counsel. This is an exciting and challenging role in a fast-paced environment with responsibility for helping develop, implement, communicate and maintain legal and compliance policies, procedures and controls. You will have primary responsibility for handling the compliance issues that Netflix faces, both domestically and internationally, and be expected to handle other related matters as they arise. This role involves close and ongoing collaboration with members of the Business & Legal Affairs Team and the Company's various Content verticals. Strong risk tolerance and an experienced perspective on counseling on compliance, particularly production-side and on location, and an ability to understand and manage multiple internal resources dealing with cutting-edge legal issues are critical in this role. This role is headquartered in Los Angeles and reports to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory.
This is an opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand and to help Netflix shape the future of digital media. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization.
- Partner with relevant stakeholders to provide timely and sophisticated counseling on compliance questions and issues as they arise.
- Develop and implement a system to ensure compliance with Export Administration Regulations and other legal requirements, including - US Foreign Trade Regulations, anti-boycott laws, and international trade and customs regulations and provisions.
- Manage compliance program workflows to assess levels of risk, implement controls and track due diligence, training, contracts and approvals of third party intermediaries, including third party TV and Film production companies and vendors.
- Lead training sessions in multiple formats for Netflix employees and third party intermediaries on compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as FCPA and applicable anti-corruption laws.
- Assist with various compliance projects and perform other compliance program-related duties as needed.
The successful candidate will have at least 8 years' experience as compliance counsel, with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the required elements of effective compliance programs both within a company and on productions. Experience leading engaging in-person training, webinars and teleconference training sessions on policy compliance, particularly compliance with FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, is essential, along with an interest in innovation in these areas. You should be familiar with and interested in improving upon third party due diligence and tracking systems, systems designed to mitigate anti-corruption/FCPA risk, and systems tracking compliance with import/export and sanctions regulations will be necessary to be effective in this role. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where freedom and responsibility are core values, and passion, innovation and curiosity are mandates. This is a cross-functional role, so strong collaboration and communication skills are necessary. Previous in-house experience strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will also possess the following:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong analytical capabilities and judgment.
- Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally, think practically and be solution-oriented.
- Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.
- Ability to approach complex fact patterns and scenarios in a thoughtful and analytical fashion.
- Experience in/exposure to international compliance matters, including FCPA, Anti-Money Laundering, Antitrust, and US/EU sanctions matters.
- Exposure to internal investigation processes, government investigations, and/or experience in the white-collar crimes practice area.
- Previous experience managing a multi-office team.
- Strong international and multicultural context; foreign languages a plus.
- Wicked sense of humor.
- J.D. and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.