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Sr. Counsel Employment Law

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG)

General Information

Location: Princeton, NJ

Organization: WCG

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

WCG, a leader in the Clinical Research industry, is searching for a thoughtful, hardworking, organized, and pragmatic attorney, who brings both meaningful labor & employment experience and a desire to learn and support on a variety of corporate issues, partnering with business teams across the organization.  Candidate should be a self-starter, eager to learn and bring a creative and solutions-oriented mindset to the daily challenges facing a fast-growing company.

Vaccination Requirement:

To be considered for U.S.-based positions unless currently employed by WCG, where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by start date.

Educational Requirements:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited school

Certification / License / Registration Requirements:

  • Admitted to practice in one State bar, must be in good standing

Qualifications / Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience providing substantive labor & employment legal advice. Target candidates for this position should have strong employment law experience with law firm training (additional in-house experience is a plus), including knowledge of state and federal employment laws and drafting and negotiating employment contracts. Experience with corporate agreements and governance a plus as well.
  • Ability to work independently while exercising appropriate judgment in communicating relevant issues and matters to senior members of the legal team and appropriate company stakeholders.
  • Ability to take a stand on critical issues while maintaining the respect of, and influence among, key business partners.
  • Possess a practical and business-oriented approach to legal issues.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Essential Duties / Requirements:

  • The individual in this newly created role will work closely with the HR department and will be responsible for providing legal guidance on a range of employment-related matters, including terminations, compensation and benefits, restrictive covenants, and discrimination and harassment.
  • Manage outside counsel engagements in connection with employment litigation, including assisting in the development and execution of litigation management and strategy
  • Assist with periodic legal reviews of and updates employment agreement templates, employment practices and arrangements, and applicable company policies and disclosures
  • Conduct legal research regarding labor and employment issues and provide written guidance on same
  • Ensure the company conducts its business according to applicable federal and state laws and regulations
  • Foster a workplace with the highest moral, ethical, and legal standards to deliver an environment that promotes respect, innovation, and creativity


Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-11

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