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ProfileLos Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks employment litigation counsel with 5-10 years of substantive labor and employment experience (including litigation experience) preferably as an in-house employment law attorney or employment defense attorney. The candidate will be responsible for all employment-related legal matters pertaining to the firm, including litigation matters on behalf of the firm. Will represent the firm in current and future employment litigation matters. Advise the HR team and other business leaders about employment and labor law issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, ADA/FMLA, etc. Report directly to the President of the firm. Develop strategy and actively manage litigation and claims portfolio from inception to conclusion, including the development and execution of effective litigation management (including discovery) and settlement strategies, budget and outside counsel management, and the negotiation and resolution of pre-litigation disputes. Strategically manage and oversee outside counsel representing the firm in litigation matters and formal proceedings, and advises management on legal matters to guard the organization against legal liability. Represent and defend the firm as necessary in front of applicable federal, state, and local regulatory and enforcement authorities. Advise and provide counsel on labor and employment-related matters which may include, wage and hour law, human resources, workers' compensation, unemployment, and other state agency claims, employee relations, employment agreements, policy-related issues, FMLA and other states/local leave matters, employment-related litigation, internal employee investigations, and arbitrations. Provide advice to management and the Human Resources team on a wide variety of HR and employment practices matters. Counsel management and the Human Resources team on new or pending federal and state legislation, laws, rules and regulations, industry developments, and trends that affect the company and its operations. Provide training on key employment law issues. Research, develop and implement employment law related compliance procedures and best practices. Provide preventive advice and counseling on a broad array of workplace issues. Lead educational and policy efforts to educate and assist employees regarding employment best practices. Experience in handling labor and employment matters before federal, state courts and administrative agencies is required. Knowledge and expertise in labor & employment law is essential. Knowledge of California Code of Civil Procedure and California Rules of Court is an essential qualification, while federal law experience a plus. Must have Bar admission in the state of California with good standing.
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