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Associate Counsel - Employment
Refer job# OSAD159591
 
Associate Counsel DUTIES: Provides day to day employment advice and counseling on matters such as leaves of absence; hiring; discipline; terminations; contingent labor; use of social media; job classifications; performance; wage and hour compliance; restrictive covenants; immigration; unfair labor practice charges; and reductions in force. Responds to charges of discrimination and other Agency inquiries. Responds to demand letters. Drafts and edits Company policies, procedures and/or guidelines as needed. Drafts and revises employment-related agreements including severance agreements, retention agreements and non-compete agreements. Assists outside counsel with litigation including responding to discovery requests. Provides research on various employment and labor matters as needed. Keeps apprised of developments in employment and labor law and evolving best practices. Counsels and conducts preventive law training as requested or necessary. Provides practical legal advice and guidance on accomplishing business objectives while managing legal risk and cost. Coordinates with Regional Legal Counsel and Business Unit Counsel to provide legal services efficiently and effectively to the Company's global business units. Develops a wide variety of general counseling skills by being able to identify and analyze issues in employment matters. Demonstrates, advocates, and promotes Howmet's values and policies, and compliance and Legal Department practices. Becomes familiar with Howmet's business structure and the strategic initiatives of the business units associated within their area of practice on a sustained, measured basis. Demonstrates personal commitment and accountability for timely completion of projects, with minimal monitoring or supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is currently a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Should have 3+ years of experience as a practicing employment lawyer working for a law firm or corporate legal department. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Should preferably have experience with unionized employees and the NLRB; Benefits experience; and experience working with a global Company. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Must have excellent analytical, writing, editing and oral advocacy skills; active interest in continued professional development through the solicitation and participation in formal and informal learning activities, such as continuing legal education, participation on committees and/or the pursuit of assignments involving the opportunity to work with different attorneys, with different businesses and/or on new work content; practical problem-solving approach with the application of logic, formal education, research and training to the legal analysis and the development of solutions; the desire to ?solve the problem and ?add value with an understanding of how an assignment fits into a larger transaction, strategy, or initiative; and professionalism, including the management of confidential information. Must be motivated and a self-starter. Should have the ability to work well under time and budget pressures and constraints; to work with various personalities and all levels of management; to work in a rapidly changing, no-frills, results-oriented culture continued learning from active involvement on projects, assignments, and day-to-day work; to draft in a manner that is clear, precise, and appropriately detailed for the audience and intended purpose; to provide clear direction to the client regarding legal advice and Company policies and procedures; to advocate with the appropriate degree of confidence; to effectively communicate, collaborate and interact with a diverse group of clients, peers, support staff and team members; to effectively perform both as an individual contributor and as a member of a team; to determine when to solicit the perspectives, experiences, and expertise of others to ensure and check to understand and minimize mistakes; to develop effective working relationships within Howmet's Legal Department and contacts within resource units and/or business units associated within their area of practice; and to travel on behalf of the Company.
 
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