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Regional Ethics & Legal Compliance Counsel

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


KLA's Ethics & Legal Compliance Group sits within KLA's Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA. LCO provides legal guidance to further KLA’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, intellectual property, and ethics & compliance issues, the LCO offers strategic legal counsel that is informed by a clear understanding of the company’s business objectives and expertise in the laws and regulations relevant to the business worldwide.  


KLA is seeking a highly motivated and experienced ethics & legal compliance attorney to join its growing Ethics & Legal Compliance Group as a Regional Ethics & Legal Compliance & Investigation Counsel.  This position will report directly to KLA's Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer and be based in Singapore.  The individual must have a passion for ethics & compliance issues and have uncompromising integrity

The successful candidate will be responsible for, among other things,

  • Managing KLA’s ethics & legal compliance issues in the South/Southeast Asia region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Philippines, among other countries
  • Primary responsibility for managing and leading ethics & legal compliance investigations, and coordinating with other investigation groups in establishing and maintaining a worldwide investigation process
  • Developing and delivering training on anti-corruption, privacy, antitrust, trade compliance, conflicts of interest, raising issues, and other ethics & compliance topics
  • Conducting regional and country by country risk assessments
  • In general, assisting with developing processes & procedures for ethics & compliance programs


The successful candidate must:

  • Be an attorney in active status and in good standing
  • Have at least 7-10 years of in-house experience at a major technology company serving as an ethics & compliance counsel, with at least 3 years of experience conducting internal investigations.  Litigators at a major law firm with similar years of experience, with a focus on white collar crime or internal investigations will also be considered. 
  • Possess superb analytical skills
  • Have the ability to work independently, and be able to problem solve an issue and develop creative solutions
  • Have uncompromising integrity & a passion for ethics & legal compliance issues
  • Have a deep understanding of worldwide anti-corruption laws
  • Possess superb investigation skills; ability to run a cross-geo investigation with little or no oversight
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Law Degree/Juris Doctor
  • Admitted to practice law, in active status and in good standing
  • 7-10 years of relevant in-house experience or similar experience at major law firm 
  • Fluency in Chinese (written and spoken) strongly preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.