Posted Apr 20

Ethics and Compliance Counsel, Anti-Bribery and U.S. Government Contracting

San Francisco, CA Full Time

Job Description

Google is an ambitious company. To push the limits of technology we have to take some bold steps. It’s the job of our Ethics & Compliance team to help us manage daring moves successfully. As a part of this group, you strive to identify risk in a non-traditional and ever-changing business. Your work allows us to navigate the uncertain aspects of our business future in creative ways that stay true to Google's high ethical standards. As part of a team of whip-smart lawyers, you are a self-driven team player who is able to collaborate with colleagues in person or remotely. In this role, you’ll also work alongside local partners to better understand–and address–their business needs while staying true to your mission. This is a fantastic opportunity for any lawyer who enjoys a challenge, who has strong interpersonal skills, and a thirst for learning as much as they can about the business they support.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


Design and implement ethics and compliance programs aimed to ensure compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to anti-bribery (e.g., the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act) and U.S. government contracting (e.g., the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and state and municipal government contracting laws).

Partner with Google’s commercial and product counsels in communicating with senior management and other Google employees regularly and address anti-bribery and U.S. government contracting and procurement compliance issues as they arise.

Provide timely, practical strategic and legal advice to a broad array of stakeholders from various business verticals and commercial legal teams.

Develop and conduct internal compliance training programs.

Oversee global third party anti-bribery due diligence program.

Minimum qualifications:

JD degree and 5 years of relevant experience.

Experience in U.S. government contract compliance including FAR/DFARS and OFCCP, and implementing related policies, procedures and compliance programs.

Experience with anti-bribery enforcement and compliance issues, with particular focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Experience with transaction monitoring and anti-bribery auditing procedures and practices.

Must be admitted to the bar in which the role is located in and are in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the role is located.

Preferred qualifications:

7 years of compliance experience working in a fast-paced, high-tech environment.

In-house experience in building a U.S. government contracting compliance program for a high tech company whose primary business is commercial and not government.

Familiarity with issue-spotting in connection with U.S. government information security standards and programs, including, e.g., NIST Special Pub. 800-171, FISMA, and FedRAMP requirements and procedures.

Demonstrated capability to navigate ambiguities and to find creative, risk-based solutions to complex problems.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality, along with the ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

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