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Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law
PAREXEL International Corporation
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Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law
USA - Any Region - Home Based
Parexel is seeking a part-time (24-32 hours per week) senior employment law attorney for an exciting opportunity to work on complex domestic and international employment law matters and design and manage large projects with employment law focus.
This is an excellent part-time (3-4 days per week) opportunity for an attorney with 7 plus years’ experience to work for a top global Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing employment law counseling and project related leadership across the globe, primarily focused on Europe and the Americas. Full-time at a future point is possible but prefer role to be part-time for at least one year.
Role is supporting HR business partners and business leadership located in Europe and the Americas with complex or highly visible employee relations matters, investigations, terminations of employment and company policy development.
Supporting and/or leading projects from a subject matter expert perspective specific to either one country or multiple countries.
Leverage outside counsel as needed and manage usage to keep it within a strict budget.
Accountability to bring matters and projects to closure in a timely manner while managing competing deadlines.
Position reports to Senior Vice President, Global Employment Law
J.D. from a top US law school
Bar Admission to any US state
Experience in the employment law department of a large law firm, with both employment litigation and employment law counseling experience.
Working knowledge of US employment law and strong knowledge of employment law basics in various European countries, particularly preferred experience with Germany, UK, France, Spain and Poland. APAC experience a plus.
In-house legal experience with a focus on employment law in a global organization preferred.
Comfort and interest in learning various country employment laws and providing practical, actionable legal advice (with assistance of outside counsel as required) consistent with the company’s culture and legal risk tolerance.
Proven project management skills designing and running large projects, keeping team members on task and driving conclusion of project on schedule.
Practical, customer service focus on legal advice; technically strong lawyer with excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong experience with non-competition agreements (interpreting and drafting), redundancies, and negotiating employment contracts and exit agreements.
Superior problem-solving skills and ability to be creative in approaching solutions.
Superior decision-making skills, sometimes with limited information, and ability to drive matters to timely resolution.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to influence without authority within all levels of the organization.
Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Commitment to finding business-oriented, practical solutions to challenging employment law matters.
Ability to maintain a sense of humor under stress and strive to be easy to work with.
Interest in working in a matrixed and fast-paced environment.
Working knowledge of employee data privacy matters.
Experience with country employee works councils or labor unions a plus.
Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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