The Office of Corporate Counsel provides legal advice to all Schwab business entities.
The Employee Transition Practice Group manages high-risk, client facing employee transitions, including restrictive covenant and trade secret issues.
This in-house counsel position will be a part of Schwab’s Civil and Complex Litigation Team (“CCLT”). In addition to managing complex civil litigation for Schwab, this team enforces Schwab’s confidentiality, non-solicitation and intellectual property ownership agreements.
Brief Description of Role:
This attorney will serve primarily in the CCLT’s Employee Transition Practice Group, advising on legal issues arising from the movement of Schwab brokers to competing firms. This work will include enhancing and implementing internal processes and procedures related to employee departures, counseling on specific employee departures, and initiating legal action to enforce restrictive covenants. This attorney will commence expedited court proceedings in state or federal court (temporary restraining orders and/or preliminary injunctions), and file FINRA arbitration proceedings. Legal issues include: restrictive covenants, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition, trade secrets, duty of loyalty, and unfair competition statutes. This attorney will also counsel senior management on risks, industry trends, evolving law, and provide on-site risk training to Schwab’s client facing managers.
This attorney must have a J.D., California Bar Admission, and 7+ years of law firm or in-house counsel experience, including extensive FINRA arbitration experience. Prior restrictive covenant or trade secrets knowledge is preferred, but not required.
Excellent presentation and written briefing skills are required. The attorney must be comfortable cultivating relationships with business clients, and be resourceful and independent. Must be a team player; a good sense of humor is a plus.
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