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Employment Counsel at HPE in Houston, Texas

Posted in Legal 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Employment Counsel


This role has been designated as ‘Edge’, which means you will primarily work outside of an HPE office.

Job Description:


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances the way people live and work. We bring together curious minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions that advance the way people live and work. Our legacy inspires us as we forge ahead, focused and dedicated to helping our customers make their mark on the world.  What sets us apart? Our people. Our people’s relentless commitment to partner, innovate, and act.  If solving the world’s biggest technology challenges sounds like the right career path for you, read on.

The Employment Counsel acts as a legal advisor to assigned internal clients or other company attorneys with respect to matters related to the area of specialty. Identifies legal risk and recommends solutions that help address the client’s objectives. Represents company in transactions, interactions, or disputes with customers, suppliers, partners, and competitors. Balances the business interests of client groups with ultimate fiduciary responsibility to company. Represents the company before industry policy setting organizations, government agencies, and other regulatory bodies. Areas of law practiced may include intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities law, litigation, employment, structured financial deals, US government contracting, outsourcing, environmental, employee benefits, or bankruptcy.


  • Drives the development of legal strategies by providing specialized legal expertise in one or more areas of specialty law.

  • Shares growing expertise within a specific legal concentration with other team members and with clients through both informal and formal training and mentoring.

  • Identifies and resolves complex legal issues requiring in-depth knowledge and judgment within a specialty area.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Advanced university degree in law (e.g. JD or LLB); additional advanced degree relevant to the specialty preferred.

  • Meets local legal license requirements.

  • Typically 6-10 years commercial legal experience at a law firm or in-house.

  • Advanced level of experience in one or more specialty law practice areas acquired through being a leading resource in-house or in similar industry or law firm environment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced breadth and depth of practical and academic knowledge within a specific legal concentration, with demonstrated expertise in one or more sub-areas within the specific legal concentration.

  • Strong knowledge of company policies and procedures.

  • Awareness of the international legal environment for the specific legal concentration.

  • Advanced skills and experience in negotiating or advising on complex or high value/risk matters in the specialty.

  • Proactive and effective communicator of valuable information to clients and colleagues.

  • English language skills to business standard strongly preferred.

What we can offer you:
Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and participation in the shared values and purpose that make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers! At HPE, our goal is to provide equal opportunities, flexible work-life balance, and constantly evolving career growth.
If you are looking for challenges in an exciting, supportive and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Continue the conversation by clicking apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at

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HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.



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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.


HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.