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ProfileCounsel/Senior Counsel - Employment and Labor Law The candidate will be responsible for providing employment and labor law legal counseling and advice to firm’s research-based pharmaceutical business. Will represent firm in response to threatened claims, and before government agencies in employment discrimination and wage claims. Provide legal counsel to clients regarding all employment and labor law issues, including non-competes and trade secrets. Provide employment and labor law support on corporate transactions, restructures, policies, and other employee-related agreements. Support corporate compliance initiatives and HR projects. Provide project direction and supervision of outside counsel on domestic and international matters. Support HR in development of affirmative action plans and goals, and compliance audits. Develop and conduct employment-related training. Must have JD degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois. Should have 7+ years of practice. Strong understanding of federal, state and local employment and labor laws is required. Experience representing clients in government agencies, drafting and negotiating agreements, drafting policies, and employment litigation is needed. In-house experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and employment/labor law is must.