Corporate Counsel, Compliance

United States

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Corporate Counsel, Compliance

Okta is seeking a Corporate Counsel, Compliance to join the Legal Department’s Ethics & Compliance team reporting to Okta’s Director, Compliance and Investigations Counsel.  As part of our growing team, you will play a key role in supporting Okta’s ethical culture and building and scaling our global ethics program.  You will work collaboratively with various teams across the organization in a dynamic environment.


What you’ll be doing 

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to mitigate compliance risks; 
  • Advise on a range of topics, including conflicts of interest, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, competition, human rights, third party risks, and gifts and entertainment;
  • Monitor developing global regulations to identify potential impact to Okta;
  • Work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with international and domestic laws and regulations;
  • Assist with compliance risk assessments and audits;
  • Create, develop, and deliver compliance trainings;
  • Promote Okta’s ethical culture through global communications and outreach; 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal investigations team on implementation of compliance remediation;
  • Support compliance investigations as needed;
  • Develop data driven metrics to capture program developments and progress;
  • Assist in quarterly reporting on ethics and compliance program developments;
  • Support various projects across the broader Ethics & Compliance, Litigation, and Employment team as needed.


What you’ll bring to the role

  • 6+ years of legal experience with an in-house legal department and/or top-tier law firm, focused on ethics and compliance program development;
  • JD and good standing to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction;
  • In depth knowledge of ethics and compliance program requirements, best practices, and DOJ guidelines, including developing and implementing policies and procedures, training and communications, and risk assessments;
  • Subject matter expertise in key global regulatory risk areas, such as anti-bribery/anti-corruption, competition, export controls, supply chain, modern slavery, cybersecurity, and whistleblower directives;
  • Experience in-house and/or at a top-tier law firm advising multinational, publicly traded companies;
  • Experience in-house at a company with a channel-based business model is a plus;
  • Strong ethics and integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality over sensitive compliance matters;
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, excellent problem-solving;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience driving and tracking progress on cross-functional projects;
  • Flexible, pragmatic, and able to quickly adjust priorities to meet business needs;
  • Strong organizational skills, an ability to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-moving, quickly-changing environment, both collaborating as a team and working independently;
  • Self-motivated – showing initiative and perseverance, resourcefulness, a strong work ethic, and a collaborative approach;
  • Sense of humor!



Below is the annual base salary range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit:   

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in California (excluding San Francisco Bay Area), Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$122,000$204,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $152,000$228,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

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