Edwards Lifesciences Corp Irvine , CA 92606
Edwards Lifesciences is seeking an experienced Employment Law Attorney to serve as counsel responsible for labor and employment law and other matters as may be assigned. This position is an exceptional opportunity for an attorney to work for an exciting and innovative global company that is a market leader in the medical device industry.
Essential Job Functions:
Legal support in connection with labor and employment issues, including:
employment agreements and corporate employment policies.
employee mobility issues, including analysis/enforcement of non-compete, non-solicit, confidentiality, and trade secret provisions in employment agreements.
wage and hour requirements.
leaves of absence.
employee classification issues.
contingent labor management.
compensation and equity issues, including compensation plan review and pay equity analysis.
Partnering closely with the Human Resources organization and business leaders providing advice and counsel on a number of employment-related issues (e.g., disciplinary actions, terminations, other employment actions)
Conducting trainings for Human Resources and managers on a variety of employment-related topics (e.g., accommodations and leaves of absence, workplace investigations).
Strategic management of employment-related litigation and claims (including investigation of agency charges and drafting position statements, engaging and managing outside counsel, and negotiating resolution of disputed claims).
Responding to 3rd party subpoenas.
Providing legal support in the area of commercial contract review, M&A transactions and integrations, and international employment matters.
Working on special assignments as needed; developing a close working relationship with senior managers; leading working teams containing members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to achieve strategic goals of the business; and facilitating communications with, and building consensus among, colleagues and management.
Routinely interacting with management at various levels within the operating businesses.
Collaborating effectively with employees at all levels of the corporation; analyzing problems and presenting solutions, alternatives and risk analyses to management; gaining the confidence and respect of management, and driving projects to completion.
Education / Skills / Experience:
JD and admission to practice law in the State of California is required.
Must have at least 4 years of experience (with in-house experience strongly preferred), with emphasis in labor and employment advice/counseling and employment litigation/claim management.
Strong writing, editing, and presentation skills are a must.
Mature, independent judgment and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to think strategically and to formulate creative and practical legal business solutions is critical.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize issues.
Must be capable of working independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency with MS-Office Suite applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).