In-House: Employment Counsel

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About the Position:
We have been exclusively engaged by our client, a global company headquartered in Chicago, in its search for an employment attorney to join as a Counsel in its collaborative legal team. The ideal candidate will have strong employment litigation and/or counseling experience (5 or more years) and the desire to join a growing and sophisticated company!

· Handle sophisticated employment work at a growing and innovative company
· Work directly with the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer
· Collegial work environment
· Hybrid work schedule with a strong work/life balance

· Provide day-to-day strategic legal advice and counsel on a broad range of employment matters, including compensation and benefits, employment policies, restrictive covenants, terminations, and discrimination and harassment
· Partner closely with HR to evaluate legal risks and collaborate on global employment and ethics matters
· Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of employment-related agreements and contracts
· Handle employment claims and litigation
· Manage annual employee compliance program and certification
· Support and assist with internal investigations and respond to employment-related inquiries
· Proactively conduct risk assessments and identify compliance and/or labor and employment risks

Required Qualifications:
· 5 or more years of employment litigation and/or counseling experience from a strong law firm or in-house legal team
· Experience drafting and negotiating employment-related contracts
· Substantive knowledge of state and federal employment laws

Chicago, IL (Hybrid); Local candidates only please

About Us:
McCormack Schreiber Legal Search is Chicago’s leading legal search firm. We leverage our more than 25 years of experience in the Chicago legal market to assist attorneys and paralegals seeking new opportunities and employers searching for top legal talent.

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