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Position: Part-Time Conflict of Interest Attorney
Company: VMware
Location: Palo Alto, CA OR Austin, TX

Description: VMware has an opening for a Part-Time Conflict of Interest Attorney in its Litigation, Employment and Employee Relations Group. The position will report into the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, Employment, & Employee Relations. The primary responsibility of this position will be to handle all Conflict of Interest checks globally. In general, VMware people should avoid any activity or personal interest that creates—or appears to create—a conflict between their interests and the interests of VMware, or that impairs—or appears to impair—their ability to perform their work objectively and effectively. Various types of interests and activities can create, intentionally or otherwise, actual or potential conflicts of interest or instances of impropriety. Because the facts of each situation differ, the individual in this position will manage the process of vetting potential conflicts and providing clarification and guidance to VMware people who inquire about such situations.

This position also may have the opportunity to provide additional support to the Litigation, Employment and Employee Relations Group to work on special projects on an as needed basis. The position can be based in either our Palo Alto office or our Austin office.

Detailed Description

  • Monitor and respond to inquiries regarding conflicts of interest that arise through an automated questionnaire or other sources
  • Analyze situation to determine if a potential conflict exists or gather more information as needed
  • Determine and obtain written approval(s) from applicable stakeholder(s) and/or decision maker(s)
  • Ensure proper paperwork is drafted and executed to protect VMware’s interests
  • Prepare content for and deliver trainings
  • Monitor industry best practices
  • Update Conflict of Interest procedures and guidelines
  • Assist with other duties related to the resolution and clearance of the conflicts of interest issues
  • Potential to support the Litigation, Employment and Employee Relations Group on special projects, as needed

Contact: Miriam Drummond,


  • JD from an accredited law school; state bar admission is required
  • 2-5 years employment law experience
  • Able to provide consultative guidance to all levels of management
  • Strong project management, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong partnering, diplomacy, collaboration, communication, and influencing skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with absolute confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to multitask, deal with ambiguity, determine who applicable stakeholders might be within the Company, and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to changing business conditions and needs
  • Ability to quickly conceptualize, think critically, and develop frameworks
  • Availability for international telephone calls and correspondence as needed

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