Employment Counsel

San Rafael, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Employment Job #: 20WD42411 Exp.: 10+ Years
Position Overview
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Legal team supporting Autodesk’s People and Places team. You will be our third employment counsel, reporting into the lead Global Employment Counsel. You’ll support People and Places in the U.S. and then expand your work internationally.

Your work will help Autodesk ensure a great employee experience and support our goal of being a Customer Company. We have over 10,000 employees in 40+ countries. You’ll join a diverse group of professionals who are passionate, creative and focused on making an impact. You can expect interesting and challenging assignments and a collegial work environment.

  • Be a trusted legal advisor on a wide range of areas, including, hiring, employee relations, leaves and disability accommodation, compensation, benefits and terminations
  • Provide guidance on internal investigations and sometimes lead them
  • Respond to and manage pre-litigation claims, agency charges and litigation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners and teams on policies, guidelines, processes and training which support legal compliance
  • Identify legal requirements and risks and help determine how to sensibly respond to them

Minimum Qualifications
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing in any a state bar, preferably California
  • Work experience as in-house employment counsel
  • A minimum of ten years of employment law experience including that as in-house counsel with law firm training and experience
  • The ability to effectively triage competing demands, often with short deadlines
  • The ability to work under pressure in an intense, fast-paced environment
  • The ability to function independently driving assignments to completion
  • A willingness to work outside of regular business hours where needed, particularly for international support

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional judgment and creativity, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
  • A comfort level working in an unstructured environment in the “greys,”
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company
  • A collaborative and cross-functional mindset, that is culturally sensitive and inclusive
  • An approachable, easygoing and flexible manner with a great sense of humor
  • Experience with international employment law

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