Senior Director of Legal, Litigation & Risk Management (remote)


United States Remote only

Full time


Nov 1

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,800+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

The Senior Director of Legal, Litigation & Risk Management reports to the Chief Legal Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary, and is responsible for providing counsel and guidance related to litigation, claims, and dispute resolution. As part of their role, the Senior Director of Legal, Litigation & Risk Management will collaborate with key leaders across GitLab in order to manage a variety of projects related to risk management and dispute resolution.


  • Support resolution across a wide range of topics
  • Efficiently handle, including (but not limited to) responding to subpoenas and discovery requests, drafting and revising legal documentation, investigations and negotiating and drafting agreements
  • Coordinate with internal business partners across GitLab to proactively address and resolve matters in support of business objectives
  • Collaborate with other applicable corporate functions, including Internal Audit, Finance, People, and Sales
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to provide recommendations and prepare written opinions and guidance for CLO and Executive Team (as necessary)
  • Establish and manage outside counsel relationships, including staffing, strategy, work product, day-to-day case activity, and budget management
  • Track and report on status and outcomes of investigations, litigation matters, and dispute resolution
  • Architect and manage scalable processes and procedures
  • Inform and guide GitLab’s risk management strategies and contribute to GitLab’s global compliance program(s)


  • 8+ years of broad litigation experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house, handling various aspects of commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, pre-litigation disputes, and internal investigations
  • Effective collaborator who embraces iteration in order to innovate, drive, and scale best-in-class litigation and dispute programs, drive strategy with stakeholders from multiple functions, and anticipate evolving risk in a global market
  • Deep knowledge and proven track record of success with ranging litigation matters, including eDiscovery, document retention policies and procedures; collection, review, and production of documents; and third-party subpoena compliance
  • Outstanding cross-functional partnership skills, with a confirmed ability to identify, initiate and lead efforts with both internal and external teams
  • Enthusiastic self-starter; equally comfortable operating at the micro and macro levels with the innate ability to know which level is needed at what time
  • Experience with establishing and managing an operating budget
  • Background with hyper-growth organizations, and proven ability to adapt and learn things quickly
  • An effective communicator with the ability to use “plain language” and to escalate, stay coordinated, provide feedback, and ask for help
  • Strong operational mindset with ability to prioritize projects and demands
  • Embrace GitLab Values of CollaborationResultsEfficiencyDiversity, Inclusion & BelongingIteration, and Transparency

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $180,100 - $328,100 for Colorado residents and $205,900 - $376,700 for New York and New Jersey residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.

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