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Director, Sr Counsel Employment Law-Arbitration

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

INTRODUCTION
Charter Communications is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator, with 93,000+ team members, servicing more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. The Director, Senior Counsel position is an opportunity for an attorney with a demonstrable record of professional achievement to begin a career on the Employment Law Team in the Legal Department of a Fortune 100 company. We foster a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking and dedication to consistently exceeding our business clients expectations. We encourage collaboration and embrace our team members individual and collective contributions.

As a member of the Employment Law Team, you will provide the highest quality legal support to the Employment Law Teams clients, which include our human resources organization, our various business unit partners, and company management, on a full range of federal, state, and local employment law issues. This position can be based in any of our four corporate campuses in either Stamford, CT, Greenwood Village, CO, St. Louis, MO or Charlotte, NC.


JOB SUMMARY
The Director and Senior Counsel, Employment Law is responsible for managing all facets of the Companys employment arbitration program. The successful candidate will be tasked with laying the foundation for and building an in-house arbitration practice. For the qualified candidate, this is a rare opportunity to litigate cases from submission of a claim through adjudication, including presenting and arguing cases before an arbitrator. The position involves direct oversight of the Companys employment arbitration program, which means ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; directing the internal review of claims submitted; development of legal strategies that promote the favorable and timely resolution of claims; staying abreast of legislative initiatives that impact the Companys arbitration program; researching relevant legal principles and precedents; revising, as necessary, the arbitration agreement and accompanying guidelines; drafting policies and procedures that advance the Companys arbitration program; and advising executives of arbitration-related trends and developments. The position reports to Charters Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support the Companys business efforts

Manage arbitration claims involving the Company

Interpret applicable laws, rulings, and regulations

Prepare and present compliance and legal briefing to management

Research and draft summaries of legal issues

Evaluate existing policies, procedures and applicable training for the corporation

Support various business units by assessing legal risk and providing legal solutions to business issues

Meet with business clients and third-parties

Negotiate, review, or draft pleadings, briefs, correspondence, and agreements

Coordinate and manage outside counsel as required

Keep informed of industry-specific statutes and regulations and ensures that appropriate risk management strategies are formulated and followed

Work proactively with attorneys in other legal practice areas to proactively identify and address key legal issues for management

Perform other duties as required

Ability to travel 30-40% of time

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations
Strong business planning and forecasting skills
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Strong team and relationship building skills
Proven leadership and mentoring skills

Education
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Top 20% and law review preferred.
Admission to State Bar in which Attorney practices

Related Work Experience
5 to 10 years of litigation experience, preferably in the area of employment law

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment LGC720 307901-4 307901BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Stamford , Director, Sr Counsel Employment Law-Arbitration, Human Resources , Stamford, Connecticut

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