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Legal Specialist, Employment



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: San Francisco, CA, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Washington D.C., DC, USA; New York, NY, USA.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in litigation or investigations support as a Paralegal or Legal Specialist at a law firm, government agency, or in-house legal department.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in employment legal issues or employment law in a law firm, government, or in-house setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and attention to detail with the ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects under deadline pressure.
  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills.

About the job

Google's legal department is at the center of an information law revolution, and you're at its core. As a Legal Assistant, you are a driving force behind the success of your Legal team, ready to take initiative to create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal research and coordinate communications across the team. As you closely support your team, you may find yourself working with multiple groups within the Legal Department, internal clients across Google, and external parties. You're an independent thinker who isn't afraid to ask questions, and you're organized in a way that never overlooks the details.

Google Legal is a dynamic team of lawyers and legal professionals who operate on a truly global stage. Google's innovative services raise challenging legal questions that demand creative and practical answers. The Global Employment Legal team supports Google's ability to operate, grow, and maintain the best workplace to achieve its business goals. Our mission is to inspire positive people decisions.

As an Legal Specialist (Paralegal), you’ll join a close-knit team to project manage Google’s response to legal claims in a variety of employment matters and venues. You will manage employment legal projects with varying degrees of oversight.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for working with 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 address 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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $93,000-$136,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Work alongside in-house Employment Counsel and external legal counsel, and collaborate with teams across the company including Legal, HR, Product, Business, and others.
  • Conduct fact-finding investigations, gather information, identify documents/data to preserve and/or collect in response to discovery, government agency requests, or internal investigations.
  • Support or drive case management including managing specific workflows, task lists, status updates, timing, and overall case organization.
  • Identify issues and recommend solutions that consider burden, risk, and other key factors that help teams operate more efficiently.
  • Assist with managing relationships with key partners needed to support litigation. Proactively identify process improvements or efficiencies and drive projects related to the same.

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We welcome and encourage people who are expecting and/or parents-to-be to apply to this or any other role at Google.

Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.