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Legal Counsel, Employment and Data Privacy

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Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Job ID: 1024826HV
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Legal

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Meet our Team

Hybrid onsite in Dallas, TX

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise.

What you'll be doing

Hitachi Vantara is searching for a highly motivated, proactive, business-minded lawyer to provide employment and data privacy legal support in the United States and Canada. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams across the company and within the global legal department to deliver legal advice on a broad range of employment and data privacy-related matters at Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi America Ltd. (HAL).


• Provide strategic legal and business-minded advice on Human Resources issues in the United States and Canada covering the entire employee lifecycle from application to off-boarding including employment agreements, employee relations issues, investigations, non-competes, performance, policies, restructures-in-force, terminations, and training.
• Manage employee agency proceedings, litigation, and outside counsel.
• Initiate, manage, and provide assistance with investigations into workplace conduct, employee relations, and claims of discrimination.
• Advise and partner with business on contingent workforce management.
• Initiate and drive privacy processes in areas such as records of processing, privacy impact assessments, vendor risk assessments, data subject access requests, cybersecurity and other privacy matters.
• Collaborate with sales attorneys as required on complex employment and privacy matters. Negotiate, structure and draft privacy agreements and business associate agreements.
• This position will have regular interactions with and opportunities to collaborate within, and beyond, the global Hitachi Vantara Legal & Compliance team.

What you bring to the team

• This junior level role requires 2 - 4 years of employment law experience in-house, law firm, or mix. Some data privacy experience is preferred.
• Experience and confidence managing litigation, performing investigations, and negotiating complex agreements.
• Familiarity with US and Canadian employment and data privacy regulations.
• JD with membership in at least one state bar.
• Excellent interpersonal skills. An individual who can work with a range of internal and external business and legal professionals, manage multiple priorities and projects with firm deadlines, and influence cross-functional teams.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• High integrity.
• A business-oriented, practical risk and balanced approach, is required.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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