Director, Sr. Counsel-Employment Law

Published
August 6, 2022
Location
El Segundo, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Charter Communications is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator, with 93,000+ team members, servicing more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. The Director, Senior Counsel position is an opportunity for an attorney with a demonstrable record of professional achievement to join the Employment Law Team in the Legal Department of a Fortune 100 company. We foster a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking and dedication to consistently exceeding our business clients’ expectations. We encourage collaboration and embrace our team members’ individual and collective contributions.

As a member of the Employment Law Team, you will provide the highest quality legal support to the Employment Law Team’s clients, which include our human resources organization, our various business unit partners, and company management, on a full range of federal, state, and local employment law issues.

JOB SUMMARY
Charter’s Legal Department is looking for a talented attorney to join its Employment Law Team, a dynamic and quality-oriented legal team. This attorney will provide legal advice to Charter’s human resources and business partners on a wide range of employment law issues such as performance management, disciplinary decisions, disability accommodations, investigations, wage and hour practices, and pre-employment decisions. This attorney will also develop and conduct training, and manage the defense of employment-related litigation. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, self-motivated, solutions driven, a strategic thinker, and able to independently and effectively manage functional areas of responsibility.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support the Company’s business efforts

Manage the Company’s defense of employment-related litigation, including formulating legal strategy, overseeing outside counsel, analyzing litigation trends and identifying mitigation opportunities

Identify, interpret, and communicate effectively to stakeholders, applicable changes in laws, rulings, and regulations

Represent the Company in legal and regulatory proceedings

Evaluate existing policies and procedures, and provide applicable training for the Company

Support various business units by assessing legal risk and providing legal solutions to business issues

Meet with business clients and third-parties

Answer questions from business units concerning legal topics related to assigned area

Negotiate, review, or draft pleadings, correspondence, and agreements

Keep informed of industry-specific statutes and regulations and ensure that appropriate risk management strategies are formulated and followed

Work with attorneys in other legal practice areas to proactively identify and address key legal issues for management

Perform other duties as required

Ability to travel 20-30% of time

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge

In-depth knowledge of California employment law
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations
Ability to provide practical and sound legal advice
Strong business planning and forecasting skills
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Strong team and relationship building skills

Education
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Active membership to State Bar in which attorney practices

Related Work Experience
7+ years experience in employment-related litigation defense and advising corporate clients
Experience with employment arbitration hearings and jury trials preferred
Class action experience preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS

Office environment

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