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Senior Attorney - Labor & Employment
Refer job# ELAJ163219
Senior Attorney - Labor & Employment Duties: Independently provides legal counsel to senior leadership to support business objectives and lead regulatory, compliance, and litigation risk to the Company. Leads complex legal assignments with a high level of business impact and delivers appropriate solutions. Proactively identifies and leads existing and emerging legal and other risks that stem from business activities, in alignment with the Company's legal risk appetite. Ensures risks are effectively measured, supervised, and controlled. Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures. Effectively communicates with partners and varying levels of leadership in both verbal and written forms. Produces clear and concise legal positions involving highly sophisticated issues. Proactively collaborates across the Company and the Chief Legal Office to mitigate risk. Proactively monitors and analyzes changes in laws, regulations, and industry and advises appropriate organizational leadership of such changes in a timely manner. Anticipates potential or future legal and operational issues that present a risk to the organization and proactively engages with others to identify potential solutions. Regularly provides guidance to more junior attorneys and serves as a resource to others in the Chief Legal Office. Provides leadership through cross-functional projects that have a material impact on the Company. Effectively leads outside counsel to acquire legal advice.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited School. Juris Doctor Degree from an Accredited Law School. Licensed and in good standing to practice law in one state or a territory of the USA. 8+ years of relevant experience with 7+ years of experience as a practicing attorney. Proven ability to optimally collaborate with key resources and partners, influencing decisions and leading work to achieve strategic goals. Preferred Qualifications: Proven experience at a firm and/or in-house, focusing on employment law and working directly with business stakeholders. In-depth knowledge of labor and employment laws with the ability to strategically advise and influence appropriate decision-makers and partners on various employment law matters, including hiring, performance management, terminations, severance, discrimination, wage and house issues, disability accommodations, policy development, implementation, and enforcement, and other state and federal compliance issues. Experience leading and/or providing oversight of employment-related litigation including arbitrations, mediations, administrative charges, and lawsuits. Experience with labor and employment law within a financial services institution. Strong leadership and teamwork skills and willingness to take on new responsibilities.

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