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Legal Counsel

Stamford, CT
Full Time
Practice Areas: Employment, Litigation Job #: 60285 Exp.: 3+ Years
This role will assist in providing advice and counsel on Americas-based HR issues and help manage Gartner’s employment and non-employment litigation portfolio. This role will also work with internal stakeholders to develop and implement solutions that maximize efficiency and help mitigate legal risk at scale.

  • Provide support for legal matters related to employee relations, compensation and benefits (e.g., reasonable accommodations, equal pay), ethics compliance, recruiting and hiring, investigations, COVID-19-related issues, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Assist in managing Gartner’s Americas litigation and pre-litigation portfolio, including reviewing and revising pleadings and position statements, assisting outside counsel with discovery, responding to third party subpoenas, assisting with pre-litigation fact gathering, and helping to analyze and enforce restrictive covenants (e.g., reviewing candidate non-competition agreements, drafting cease and desist letters).
  • Assist in writing, reviewing, and revising company policies and procedures, and advising internal stakeholders on recommended courses of action on various HR topics and disciplines.
  • Proactive identification of Human Resources-related compliance issues (e.g., legislative changes), and implementation of next steps.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR and managerial training programs.
  • Partner with the Legal Operations team to drive advancements in tracking, reporting, automation, and other tools supporting litigation and Employee Relations matters at scale.
  • Work with the Office of the Ombuds on evaluating conflicts of interest, approving outside employment requests, and other matters.
  • Conduct legal research and succinctly synthesize findings into actionable advice.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate and law degree required; must be member in good standing of any US Bar.
  • At least 3 years of employment law and litigation experience, preferably in a law firm environment.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, and the ability to manage multiple workstreams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to organize and present information in a concise and effective manner, in tools such as dashboards, reports, executive summaries, etc.
  • Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret complex legal and employee-related documents.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to learn and become proficient in the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions and countries within the Americas in which Gartner operates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with outside counsel, coworkers, and colleagues.
  • Ability to make reasoned decisions/recommendations and provide sound legal advice while considering the operation and needs of the business.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

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