Sr. Trial Attorney- Employment Law

Safeway Pleasanton , CA 94588

Posted 2 weeks ago

Sr. Trial Attorney- Employment Law

Albertsons Companies is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,294 stores, 23 distribution facilities and 20 manufacturing plants with over 275,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Legal Department has an opening for an experienced trial and employment attorney with significant employment law expertise, to become a part of its In-House Trial Team. This position is located in Pleasanton, California. The candidate must be licensed to practice in California and prepared to litigate and try employment-related and other cases.

Position Purpose:

Principally responsible for defending Safeway and Albertsons in administrative claims and single or multi-plaintiff lawsuits filed in California. Also responsible for responding to pre-litigation demand letters and conducting internal investigations as necessary. May also be called upon to provide advice and counsel regarding employment discrimination, wage and hour issues and ADA Access issues to internal clients. The position will also have responsibility for handling subpoenas, inquiries from regulators, customer disputes and commercial litigation.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with Asset Protection, Human Resources, Management and Labor Relations to investigate and defend claims by current and former employees;

  • Litigate and try cases independently, solely with assistance of paralegals and staff;

  • Be responsive to and develop good relationship with outside administrative agencies;

  • Negotiate favorable resolutions of matters, as appropriate;

  • Provide advice and counsel on employment discrimination, wage and hour and other employment-related matters;

  • Provide expert advice on ADA access issues;

  • Handle customer and other third-party disputes and claims;

  • Respond to subpoenas, search warrants and other requests from governmental agencies.


  • Minimum of 10+ years in private practice and/or in-house legal department experience in relevant areas

  • First-chair Trial Experience

  • Substantive knowledge of employment laws and regulations, administrative procedures, court rules and legal research skills in order to effectively defend the Company

  • Strong negotiation, decision making, interviewing, investigation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Good judgment, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgement and discretion

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Travel will be required

  • Regular and predictable attendance required

We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

We provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, ancestry or any other legally protected status


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