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Associate General Counsel Director International Employment Law

Company name

Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


Bethesda, MD, United States

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Practice Area
International Law >> International Law
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Associate General Counsel Director - International Employment Law
Non-US responsibilities: Serves as primary legal advisor on all Global Human Resources (HR) issues covering the life cycle of the employment relationship, from hiring practices, employment contracts, to termination of the employment relationship, with particular focus on severance and end-of-service entitlements under local laws. Ensures compliance with local laws covering ongoing terms and conditions in the course of employment, such as entitlements and protections under local laws, including the impact of specific industry national collective agreements, where applicable, in countries in which LM does business; keeps abreast of legislative changes as they occur, advising on HR policy changes to conform to such changes. As part of the employment relationship life cycle, reviews and advises on appropriate disciplinary action arising out of investigations, or employee grievances. Advises on country- and enterprise-wide initiatives to enhance Lockheed Martin’s employee value proposition and attract talent. Coordinates over-all, enterprise-wide relationship with outside counsel preferred provider and manages network of in-country outside counsel to ensure consistency of advice and uniformity of country practices among in-house employment counsel embedded in and advising the various Lockheed Martin business areas. Promotes shared knowledge among in-house, business area employment counsel by hosting quarterly meetings to discuss topics of interest and legal developments, serving as enterprise-wide resource and clearing house to share knowledge and expertise. Serves as strategic advisor to Global HR VP on high level, executive employment issues. Advises various US HR functions on international implications of US HR initiatives planned for implementation outside the US, including, Global Diversity and Inclusion, and talent and career planning tools. Advises Global Mobility on various aspects of the expatriate life cycle, from initial assignment through repatriation, including overseeing complicated immigration compliance nuances not conforming to normal administrative processes. Other duties as assigned, or voluntarily assumed. US responsibilities: Advises on preemployment practices and onboarding, including the application process, ban-the-box state laws and local ordinances, drug testing, background checks and Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance, I-9 and E-Verify compliance. Consults on in-bound US immigration requirements for employment eligibility in the US. Shares legal advisor role on monthly Workforce Reduction Committee.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should J.D. degree from an accredited US law school. A member in good standing of a US state bar. Should have 7 - 10 years in legal practice overseeing international employment compliance in a nationally-recognized law firm, or as in-house legal adviser for a corporation, preferably a government contractor. Demonstrated, successful track record and performance at increased levels of responsibility. Dedication to high quality work product and pragmatic solutions to legal challenges. Ability to collaborate and partner with legal colleagues both within Corporate, enterprise-wide, and externally. Exercises sound judgment; knows when to check in with supervisor and senior peers to discuss strategy and internal processes for next steps. Ability to analyze effectively facts and circumstances to provide solid legal advice to mitigate the risk of external claims and provides practical solutions (problem-solving orientation). Project management capability to support development of plans for legal and HR initiatives. Demonstrates exceptional verbal and written communication skills (internal clients and external stakeholders). Demonstrates ability to work independently and influence outcomes to deliver favorable results. Demonstrates discretion, judgment and integrity; viewed as trusted advisor and colleague. Commitment to ethical behavior and ability to function well in a diverse and inclusive environment. Proven understanding of cross-cultural nuances and implications; overseas experience, either living or studying abroad preferred. Availability to deal with worldwide, cross time-zone demands for one-off calls requesting advice, or regularly-recurring (e.g., monthly, biweekly) scheduled meetings, including early morning or late evening, outside of standard 9-5 business hours. Limited business travel, including one annual overseas trip. Experience in the aerospace or security industry, or US government contractor. Experience with managing dispute resolution and litigation outside the US. Foreign language knowledge or fluency.

Additional info

Job ID: 489734BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Lockheed Martin Corporation
6801 Rockledge Drive MSDM301
Bethesda, MD 20817

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