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The Senior Attorney independently provides very high value legal services on complex matters to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk. The Senior Attorney will work closely with the current Senior Attorney Global Human Resources and Human Resources paralegal to advise People Team professionals, the office of Ethics and Compliance, senior management, and regional attorneys on a wide variety of day-to-day and sensitive employment law matters, interpretation of local legal requirements, and application of global policies and procedures.
The Senior Attorney provides legal advice and direction on complex employment law matters to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk. Provides worldwide global support to both domestic and international business units. Applies highly developed analytical and risk management skills to serve organizational needs efficiently and effectively. Clearly articulates complex legal concepts and options to project managers, high-level managers and the Board of Directors. Ensures that activities are legally sound and consistent with the Conservancy’s mission, authority, policies, and procedures.
Juris Doctorate or equivalent and license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
7 years relevant legal experience with at least 4 years focusing on U.S. employment law from a multi-state perspective, with emphasis on discrimination, leave and disability, litigation and negotiation of claims, performance management, discipline and discharge, drafting and interpreting of employee policies, and wage and hour laws.
Experience providing legal counsel to clients on employment matters located outside of the United States including at least one of the following geographies: Latin America – with special emphasis in Brazil - Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or India.
Experience communicating complex legal concepts to clients.
Experience working across cultures in global environment.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: TNC Job ID 48138
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Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.