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Corporate Counsel, Labor & Employment

Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: 2101628 Exp.: 3+ Years
Mid-level attorney with experience in one or more substantive areas including contract drafting and negotiation, litigation and regulatory compliance. Assists in ensuring McLane’s operations are following legal requirements. Title may be modified to reflect business responsibility or area of expertise (e.g., Corporate Counsel, Grocery or Corporate Counsel, Labor and Employment Law). Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Job Functions / Principal Accountabilities:
A teammate in this position must have the ability to:
  • Provide high-quality, timely, and cost-effective legal services that help the company maximize opportunities and mitigate risk.
  • Assist in ensuring McLane’s operations are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local legal requirements.
  • Effectively manage outside counsel in defending employment litigation matters and administrative actions.
  • Advise management on litigation strategy. Familiarity with California employment law preferred.
  • Advise management and HR on a full range of employment law issues.
  • Perform legal research, evaluate and assess legal risks involving the organization.
  • Develop strategic goals, and work with management and HR to implement those goals.
  • Draft and review third-party service-related documents.
  • Monitor developments in national, state and local laws, and educate HR and management.
  • Oversee investigations of teammate relations matters and provide advice and counsel on handling teammate relations situations.
  • Provide advice on matters including HR policies and procedures, including but not limited to wage & hour, compensation, teammate benefits, ERISA and employment law.
  • Create training materials and provide training opportunities on employment law issues to management and HR professionals.
  • Review and respond to subpoenas.
  • Provide counsel and work as a team with other attorneys in the department and company managers.
  • Assist in all aspects of the business for which the Legal Department has responsibility.
  • Accept and handle other matters as assigned by the General Counsel or the attorney’s direct manager.

Minimum Skills and Qualification Requirements:
  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and be licensed to practice in at least one state.
  • Three or more years litigation experience in a business environment as in-house counsel or comparable law firm experience including experience working directly with business people.
  • Some experience in labor and employment matters.
  • Ability to work independently to assess and resolve legal issues.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Integrity and confidence, together with good interpersonal skills, effective presentation skills and the ability to be persuasive.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the area of substantive law applicable to the open position.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
  • Excellent analytical research and writing skills
  • Basic proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and document comparison software.
  • Candidates may be subject to a background check and drug screen, in accordance with applicable laws.

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