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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment
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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment The candidate will provide day-to-day proactive advice and support on global employment-law-related matters. Manage and drive global projects, process, and standards, including coordinating with regional counsel to create consistency and/or alignment across geos. Assist the HR team with the successful management of the employee lifecycle, including hiring, performance management, employee relations, and separations. Coordinate with HR to help manage employee relations concerns, investigations and employee departures. Oversee and direct internal investigations, demand letters, agency charges, and employment-related litigation in conjunction with outside counsel. Manage outside counsel and related matter budgeting. Support global compensation and benefits programs. Monitor and implement new employment laws and regulations impacting our global workforce. Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues in the U.S. and globally, ensuring strong relationships between Legal, Human Resources, Cyber Security, Finance, Stock Administration, IT, and Corporate Development to facilitate a coordinated team approach. Work cross-functionally within Legal, including regularly partnering with the Corporate, Innovation, Commercial, and Compliance, Employment & Risk teams. Coordinate with Legal and HR to recommend, develop, and continuously improve our global employment-related policies, procedures, and training, as well as our global employment template library (including global employment agreements and separation agreements). Help develop critical initiatives, practices, and processes that will advance and scale business while continuing to mitigate risk. Pitch-in on whatever legal work needs doing, whenever it needs to be done.

The candidate should have 8 years of relevant experience focused on employment law at a law firm and/or in-house legal department. A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Member in good standing in any State Bar. Possess the drive and ability to balance working autonomously and collaboratively in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment. Comfortable handling multiple projects and transactions in parallel, often with short deadlines. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Ability to interface and partner successfully with stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company. Flexible and creative, with the initiative to contemplate multiple solutions to issues and to proactively and reliably drive sophisticated projects. Prior experience working at or with technology companies is preferred. California employment law experience is preferred. Global employment law experience is preferred. Top-tier employment law firm experience is preferred. Strong academic credentials is preferred.

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