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Senior Counsel - Employment Law

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Date Last Verified

Aug 23, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 06, 2021

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Jan 23, 2021

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3-5 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

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Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Senior Counsel - Employment Law
Responsibilities: Support senior attorneys in providing day-to-day employment law advice to Human Resources department, with the goal of taking progressively increasing ownership over such tasks, regarding: All aspects, including awareness and compliance, of recruiting, hiring, performance management, termination, wage & hour compliance and disputes, reasonable accommodation, harassment/discrimination issues, leaves of absence, and employment policies, compliance, and training. Support senior attorneys in compensation and benefits matters, with the goal of taking progressively increasing ownership over such tasks, including: Providing advice on, reviewing, and/or drafting, as applicable, equity compensation plans and awards. Providing advice on executive compensation and providing advice on, reviewing, negotiating and/or drafting, as applicable, executive severance plans, employment agreements, and compensation committee materials. Reviewing and advising on qualified and non-qualified benefit plans. Providing advice on short-term incentive plans. Support senior attorneys in employee litigation and investigations, with the goal of taking progressively increasing ownership over such tasks, including: Providing assistance in internal investigations regarding employment matters, Assisting in resolving formal and informal employment related claims and litigation. Support senior attorneys, depending on the division’s needs and the individual’s interests, in other legal areas, including corporate governance, transactions, securities law compliance and other matters.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and JD Degree from an accredited institution. License to practice law in Illinois (or licensed in another state and willing to take Illinois Bar). 3 – 5 years of experience working in a law firm or corporation, with responsibility for employment, labor and/or compensation law matters. Strong communication skills and detail oriented, as the position will require providing advice and support to senior attorneys as well as active engagement with the Human Resources department. Ability to proactively organize and manage competing priorities, diverse set of responsibilities, and heavy workload. Ability to manage matters with a cross border and foreign jurisdiction element. Ability to work with external legal counsel, approve bills and ensure compliance with established budgets. Ability to effectively evaluate and research contractual and regulatory requirements, understand their impact on the business, and develop creative solutions. Interest in building a legal career in the trading markets and/or financial services industry. Experience in the financial services industry is a plus but is not required. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

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Cboe Exchange, Inc.
400 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60605


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