Senior Manager, Legal Strategy & Operations

Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 46512 

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Other location(s): San Francisco (CA) 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


“I can succeed as the Senior Manager, Legal Strategy & Operations.”

As the Senior Manager, Legal Strategy & Operations, you will act as a strategic partner to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and the Legal Management Group (LMG), overseeing all areas related to legal operations. You will manage a wide range of strategic business planning initiatives, provide operational oversight, which may include, but is not limited to the strategic planning process, financial management, technology and process support, vendor management, information governance and record management, portfolio management, and communications. You influence by cultivating strong partnerships with key stakeholders within Legal and Compliance and across Capital Group.


  • You will partner closely with the LMG in the development and execution of the department’s strategic planning process
  • You will lead and coordinate the operational and business management functions for Legal and Compliance.
    • Create a long-term technology roadmap, including the implementation and management of tools such as e-billing/matter management, electronic discovery, contract management, document management, IP management, business process management, e-signature, legal hold, etc.
    • Create an outside counsel and vendor management program to ensure quality outside counsel support at the right rates and under optimal fee arrangements. Hold regular business reviews. Negotiate fee and retainer agreements in partnership with the attorneys. Drive governance of billing guidelines.
    • Support and manage the reporting of all aspects of the legal and compliance budget, including annual and long-term operational and capital expense forecasts.
  • You will enable efficiencies by creating seamless access to legal & department institutional knowledge.
  • You will administer a records management program, including a record retention schedule and policies and processes.
  • You will oversee a portfolio of projects within Legal and Compliance to ensure alignment with business plans and strategy. You will sponsor and/or lead initiatives and projects with broad business impact.
  • You will support and/or develop and execute the communication strategy for Legal and Compliance broadly, as well as advise CLO on communication and engagement opportunities with other leaders, associates, and external organizations.


“I am the person Capital Group is looking for.”


  • You have prior experience leading a strategic legal operations function for an in-house legal department and possess the ability to build, grow, and lead this function at Capital Group.
  • You are a problem solver who has built credibility by leading change management and enterprise-wide initiatives.
  • You demonstrate sound judgement in resolving matters of high complexity.
  • You are collaborative, partnering seamlessly with in-house legal and compliance teams, and cross functional teams, to influence and achieve strategic business outcomes.
  • You engage internal and external constituents directly, by initiating, building, and cultivating authentic relationships and for driving outcomes.
  • You bring Capital Group’s culture to life, working cooperatively with associates across the organization to achieve shared objectives. You balance diverse perspectives and work styles to effectively understand concerns and foster relationships.
  • You are inspirational in standing up for brave ideas. You take smart risks and execute with the right combination of urgency, making tough choices when necessary. You encourage diverse thinking and can take a creative idea and put it into practice.
  • You bring patience and humility to your interactions with team members and stakeholders, and continually seek new ways to grow and be challenged as a leader.


“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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