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Legal General Senior Associate - Specialist The candidate will be responsible for: day-to-day legal support and advice to our Human Resource professionals and senior business managers in connection with labor and employment law matters, including overseeing investigations, recommending courses of action to comply with company employment policies, and avoiding formal legal disputes; day-to-day support and advice to managers and supervisors on general legal matters, serving as the site legal contact, and providing compliance advice on a variety of matters, including compliance with Department of Energy regulations and orders; defending claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unfair labor practices, which includes preparing and filing responsive pleadings, drafting and opposing motions for summary judgment, and appearing at trial, in labor arbitrations, and in mediations; engaging and directing outside counsel; creating, conducting, and supervising HR training programs; and assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with projects as needed.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, combined with 5+ years of related experience. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and must be admitted, or able to be admitted, to the Texas Bar. Should have well-developed counseling, investigative, and negotiation skills and experience in representing employers or managers in private practice, or in a corporate law department as labor or employment counsel. Must have a strong working knowledge of the procedural rules and substantive laws in the labor and employment areas, i.e., familiarity with federal court practice, as well as with practicing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Labor, and other federal, state and local government administrative agencies, and before arbitrators selected under collective bargaining agreements. Should have litigation experience, including preparing and filing responsive pleadings, conducting depositions, engaging in discovery, including an understanding of electronic discovery, and drafting and opposing motions for summary judgment. In-courtroom experience with hearings, arbitrations, motion or appellate arguments, or trial work, is desired. Should have the ability to handle EEOC charges, prepare position statements, defend clients in fact-finding conferences and on-site visits, represent clients in mediations, and negotiate settlements. Should preferably also have experience in one or more of the following substantive areas: government contracting law, ERISA and employee benefits, environmental law, health care law, immigration law, export control, data privacy, contract management, intellectual property, or general civil litigation. Experience and knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in preparing for negotiations, conducting negotiations, and counseling a client regarding development and options in a negotiation is desired. Experience and knowledge in alternative dispute resolution is a plus. Knowledge of the tools for legal research and the ability to devise and implement coherent and effective legal research strategies is ideal. Knowledge of the rules governing the practice of law, the ability to recognize and resolve ethical issues, and strict adherence to the rules of professional conduct preferred. Knowledge of software applications and technologies used in a technologically sophisticated law office is desired. Should have ability to travel occasionally as needed.
Requisition #: 18-0273. Reference Code: 18-0234.
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