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Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Labor Employment

Company: Align Technology, Inc.
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Labor Employment

  • US-Arizona-Tempe-Corp HQ
  • Legal
  • 22564 Job Description Join a team that is changing millions of lives. Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry. At-- Align Technology , we believe a great smile can transform a person's life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever's next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Ready to join us? About this opportunity We are looking for an exceptionally qualified Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation, Labor and Employment, with a deep understanding of global labor & employment law with significant litigation experience to effectively lead Align's labor, employment and litigation strategies. This attorney will serve as a key advisor to the Human Resources team as well as other business functions. The successful candidate should be able to operate autonomously and comfortably within a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment. You are intellectually astute, analytically precise, have a strong bias for pragmatism and possess a broad range of experiences. Location: Phoenix, Arizona In this role, you will---
    • P rovide high-quality legal advice in a timely fashion to the General Counsel, in-house legal teams, and Human Resources on the full spectrum of global labor & employment related matters, which include HR issues, wage and hour law, workers compensation, unemployment, ERISA, state agency claims, administrative charges, labor relations, OFCCP and affirmative action, diversity and inclusion, employee benefits, immigration, employment agreements, employee mobility, employee privacy, cash and equity compensation, pension and retirement benefits, non-competition provisions, severance and change of control, ex-patriate assignments, FMLA matters, health and safety, employment-related litigation, investigations, works council, grievances and arbitrations.
    • Provide leadership, advice, and creative solutions regarding the Company's compliance with the myriad of domestic and international, federal, state, and local laws that govern the employment relationship and the workplace.
    • Establish and maintain relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members and other colleagues across a multi-cultural business environment with demonstrated global sensitivity.
    • Conduct audits of employment practices to ensure compliance.
    • Draft policies and procedures and educate clients and stakeholders on legal matters.
    • Develop, prepare, and deliver training and educational materials on labor and employment matters such as compliance with various regulations in the US and internationally for the legal team and HR Department.
    • Collaborate with business partners to review and ensure legally compliant HR and business policies, procedures, standard forms, plans and related materials.
    • Develop and devise best practices, tools, guidelines, programs, and solutions that can be efficiently implemented across multiple operating companies.
    • Lead and support employee representative structures, including works councils, and positive employee relations
    • Perform legal research; provide guidance on compliance with, and interpretation of, applicable laws and regulations.
    • Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities within the labor & employment area and advise accordingly, which will include monitoring international employment law developments.
    • Manage and evaluate use of outside counsel on employment related matters and litigation.
    • Provide Legal support for finance department (including global corporate securities and compliance reporting; tax impacts of compensation arrangements; governance and insurance for labor and employment matters ; and stock administration teams), the corporate communications department, and the executive compensation/human resources department.
    • Support the stock administration team, including review and revision of equity plans and compliance with local securities regulations worldwide.
    • Manage employment and labor litigation matters, including the development and execution of effective litigation management (including discovery) and settlement strategies. Assist in the negotiation and resolution of pre-litigation employment related disputes.
    • Develop and provide exceptional crisis management guidance and advice.
    • Advise on the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives, including its corporate social responsibility and governance initiatives.
    • Pro-actively manage and supervise of all aspects of Align's outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation strategy, work product, budgets, and developing initiatives for managing spend.
    • Direct all facets of litigation, including internal investigations, discovery, witness identification and preparation, revising legal briefs, development and execution of case and trial strategy, and negotiating and drafting settlements.
    • Manage a diverse range of litigation and pre-litigation matters in a wide range of practice areas and in numerous jurisdictions in which the company does business.
    • Provide strategic direction on existing litigation and disputes that could lead to litigation.
    • Assist in developing litigation strategies to achieve business objectives, as well as creative approaches to resolving disputes, and to ensure goal alignment across various business teams. Maintain a culture with a high degree of emphasis on dignity, respect, and inclusion.
    • Independently handle legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex and perform other tasks as assigned from time-to-time by the SVP, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer. In this role, you'll need ---
      • High degree of skill as a labor & employment lawyer, with the ability to prioritize, manage a heavy workload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume, time-sensitive environment.
      • Exceptional and proven in house litigation management skills.
      • Expertise managing employment, anti-trust, commercial and securities litigation.
      • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally; must be proactive in providing counsel to clients with the ability to inspire confidence from clients. Comfortable with public speaking.
      • Sound judgment; ability to clearly make reasoned decisions and recommendations and determine who should be kept informed.
      • Self-starter with good business acumen and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness.
      • Demonstrate leadership and strong relationship management skills. Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with leaders of other functional areas within and across the business areas to seek alignment on objectives for the benefit of Align.
      • Experience handling labor & employment matters before international as well as domestic federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
      • A willingness and the ability to work in a global environment, which includes handling calls outside normal working hours on a regular basis.
      • Ability to effectively navigate and work efficiently in a matrix, multidisciplinary organization.
      • High integrity and ethics in all dealings.
      • Able to travel domestically and internationally (up to 25%).
      • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with active bar membership in one U.S. state bar, preferably CA.
      • 10+ years of experience in global, labor & employment law and litigation with a corporate law department and recognized law firm. California, Arizona, North Carolina, European and APAC labor & employment law experience a plus.
      • Good sense of humor, openness to learning, resiliency and collaborative personality. Sound like a good fit? Great! Click the Apply link below to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don't worry, there are lots more opportunities. Please consider sharing this opportunity with others in your network. About Align Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every--smile is--as unique as--our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture--of open-mindedness and compassion for--all--our--employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time. US EEO Statement:----- Align Technology is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,--genetics, age, veteran--or disability status. Over the past few months numerous agencies around the world have issued a wave of consumer and business communications warning of third-party job-hunting scams. An influx of coronavirus-related job scams, phishing e-mails and cyberattacks by individuals and criminal groups are increasingly reported by the media and law enforcement. The pandemic driven job scams aim to capitalize on challenges in finding employment opportunities during the coronavirus and on disruption to normal recruiting operations procedures.

        We take these warnings very seriously and want to remind you that these criminals are impersonating recruiters, promising employment opportunities or employment in exchange for personal information, bank account numbers, credit card numbers or financial remuneration. Align Technology does not require jobseekers to provide bank account numbers, credit card numbers or payments. If you have any doubt whether an individual or placement agency is acting on our behalf, please contact Align Technology at https://www.aligntechnology.com/contact_us . We can verify whether we are hiring through the service.

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