Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law

Practice Areas: Financial Institutions Job #: 21293808 Exp.: 7+ Years
Description:
Citi seeks an experienced employment law attorney to join its Global Employment Law group. Citi’s US Employment Law team provides employment law advice and support to Human Resources, management and business counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship, and manages employment-related lawsuits and arbitrations for all Citi businesses in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This position will provide employment law support on a wide range of employment matters, including: offers and separations; discipline and discharge; employee investigations (including ethics hotline matters); ADA, FMLA and other leave issues; wage and hour compliance; reductions-in-force; employee privacy (such as searches, monitoring/recording communications); and raiding and recruiting. The position also creates and delivers training to HR and business managers on a host of employment related topics, and manages a robust and complex litigation docket and associated outside counsel spend. In addition, the individual will function as an expert resource for the team and internal stakeholders on various assigned subject matters (such as compensation, diversity, onboarding, and offboarding) that rotate regularly across the team.

Reporting to a senior attorney in New York, the successful candidate will be part of an established legal team in our Tampa, Florida site, and will be co-located with Citi’s Human Resources Professional Services team and other Human Resources professionals, providing the opportunity for real-time personal interaction with our internal partners.

Job Qualifications:
The successful candidate should have (i) extensive knowledge of US employment laws; (ii) substantial experience counselling clients on employment law matters, conducting investigations and training, and litigation management; (iii) excellent analytical, communication and writing skills; and (iv) the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

In addition:
  • Law school degree and license to practice law in at least one US state
  • 7+ years' employment law experience preferred.
  • In-house experience, and experience with financial institutions, is a plus.

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