Huriot — Assistant General Counsel, Employment & Ethics at KPMG

Assistant General Counsel, Employment & Ethics


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Role Details

Business Title: Assistant General Counsel, Employment & Ethics

Requisition Number: 101820 - 12

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: CA

City: San Jose


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel to join our Office of General Counsel in our Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance organization.


  • Identify and assess employment-related legal risks and opportunities and advise Human Resources accordingly

  • Counsel Human Resources and Ethics & Compliance on misconduct and other investigations relating to potential violations of federal, state and local law, professional practice standards, and/or Firm policy

  • Review and analyze restrictive covenants and other restrictions in applicants' employment agreements

  • Coordinate with and provide advice to various levels of Firm management on employment matters

  • Provide training to Firm personnel on employment related-risks relevant to the Firm

  • Advise on employment law developments at the federal, state and local level


  • Minimum six years of recent experience handling employment counseling and/or employment litigation, covering a broad range of employment-related topics, in a leading law firm, large corporate environment or government entity

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; J.D. and/or LL.M. from an accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in the U.S; experience with immigration and benefits matters an added plus

  • Thought leadership and strategic thinking in sensitive and complex situations, and the highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility and character

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels, including senior leadership; outstanding analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion at the group, enterprise, industry or community level

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations in regards to displaying salary ranges. If required, the salary range(s) are displayed below and are specifically for those potential hires who will perform work in or reside in the location(s) listed, if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data, ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD, technology), for example.

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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KPMG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Apr 05, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: San Jose, California
  • Salary: negotiable
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