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This Associate General Counsel/Employment Law attorney will report to the head of the Employment Law Practice Group and will be a member of that team within the firm’s Legal Department, providing employment law support to clients across the firm on a market/account-aligned basis. The attorney will also support the Corporate Investigations group by directing internal employment/EEO investigations, which are conducted by the Employee Relations Team.
Responsibilities include providing management and human resources professionals with business-oriented legal counsel on all aspects of employment-related advice, including issues related to Title VII, the ADA, the FLSA, FMLA, SCA and all other federal and state employment laws, internal employment law/EEO investigations, day-to-day employment matters (such as noncompete agreements, high-risk performance management issues, military and medical leaves and accommodations), and counseling the firm on enterprise-wide issues, including regulatory changes and corporate policy and practice implications. This attorney will represent the firm before federal and state agencies in agency audits as well as in administrative charges, including preparing position statements, and will manage outside counsel in employment litigation matters.
Basic Qualifications: - Substantive expertise in the area of employment law
- 8+ years of experience with employment law working in a corporate legal environment, or law firm (combination preferred) - Ability to serve as a business partner to corporate leaders and build consensus on complex employment law and business issues - JD from an accredited law school - Bar admission in any state or the District of Columbia
Additional Qualifications: - Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills - Possession of excellent organizational, interpersonal, client relations, and team skills
- Experience providing international employment counsel, ERISA counsel and/or acquisitions (due diligence) preferred but not required
Additional Salary Information: Cash bonus plus menu of generous benefits.
Internal Number: 25875
About Garrison & Sisson
Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986 and the Firm has placed over 300 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. The tenure of our recruiters averages twelve years with the Firm, and many client relationships have been ongoing since 1986. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.