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Senior Counsel, Employment Law
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Senior Counsel, Employment Law The candidate will provide expert legal advice and counsel to the CHRO, senior leadership and corporate personnel on all US-based employment related matters, including strategic initiatives, EEOC related litigation and claims, risk assessment and all matters impacting firm's diverse employee base. Serve as Senior Legal Advisor to the CHRO on legal considerations in the planning and implementation of new and existing business initiatives, activities and policies relative to firm's employee base. Act as Subject Matter Expert to the broader Human Resource organization on employment related matters. Review and provide guidance on the development and implementation of employment policies and compliance initiatives. Proactively address legal implications of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions as they impact firm's employees and concerns. Advise and provide recommendation to leadership on enterprise-wide regulatory issues and corporate policy relative to existing legal environment. Oversee employment related litigation and regulatory matters for the company, including coordinating/managing outside counsel to ensure timeliness, efficiency and excellence of service. Serve as primary contact for US-related employee benefits matters, including corporate governance, litigation and plan design, administration, and compliance matters.

The candidate should have a JD and active Bar admission in any US state. 7+ years of experience as an attorney advising public, commercial organizations on employment law. Minimum of 5 years experience working in a corporate legal environment, preferably with a global organization serving a US-based, partially unionized workforce. Ability to serve as a business partner to corporate leaders and build consensus on complex law and business issues while viewing legal issues through a business lens. Experience interfacing and providing advice to the highest levels of senior leadership within a large, global, publicly traded corporation. Comfort articulating an empirically sound and relevant opposing perspective as needed, when in service to the mission and protection of company interests. Strong project management experience, including experience successfully engaging outside counsel in service of corporate objectives and needs. Ability to build trusting partnerships with corporate managers and executives, and contribute to matters of legal and strategic relevance. Highly effective negotiating skills, with solid business instincts and judgement. Creative and flexible problem-solving skills and decision making with ability to drive matters to timely resolution.

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