Overview

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more… many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before!Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW. Primary Location: United States (US)- Illinois – Moline Function: LegalTitle: Attorney- 70568 Your Responsibilities Due to COVID-19, the job can be done remotely for the present time subject to the manager’s direction and timeframe. Longer-term, the position will be located physically in Moline, IL. As an Attorney for John Deere located in Moline, IL, you will be a member of the Labor & Employment Law Team within the company’s Global Law Services Group. In this role, with supervisory involvement, you will be responsible for supporting corporate and unit Labor Relations and/or Human Relations with respect to threatened legal claims, as well as charges pending before government agencies in employment discrimination and other employment-related matters. You will provide research and legal counsel, recommendations, and alternatives to clients regarding complex U.S. employment and labor law issues, including hiring and termination, disability accommodations, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, and other employment laws. You will draft legal memoranda, litigation-related documents, and other legal correspondence and assist senior attorneys in the analysis of issues to identify and resolve legal problems. In addition, you will: Manage, partner, and liaise with outside counsel in defending the company in employment-related litigation involving production employees, including providing support with e-discovery processes and procedures. These cases may include litigation with potentially high levels of monetary and reputational risk to the company. Support corporate compliance initiatives and provide legal counsel and direction to investigators conducting compliance investigations. With supervisory involvement, support clients with making decisions with far-reaching effects, including decisions with respect to litigation, decisions with significant effects on employees and retirees, and decisions that might have public relations ramifications. Be required to handle highly confidential information with a high level of internal visibility. Work collaboratively with all members of the Labor & Employment Law Team and others on matters of common concern. Provide training to clients on compliance with company policies and processes, US laws and regulations, and state and/or local laws and regulations. Stay current on emerging trends in the law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations. Support LR/HR on similar legal matters, as needed. Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position. What Skills You Need 1 or more years of experience in private practice or in a corporate legal environment 1 or more years of experience in the practice of labor and employment law in a private law firm or corporate law department 1 or more years of experience advising, managing, and executing litigation matters in an area of specialization, with a strong preference for labor and employment litigation Ability and willingness to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25% What Makes You Stand Out Good understanding of the law and risk management as it relates to legal principles with the ability to apply the knowledge to complex situations and problems Ability to conduct research, develop new processes, and provide legal support to clients and other practitioners Good understanding of labor and employment law issues affecting the area of responsibility with the ability to identify issues associated with assigned tasks, and ability to spot ethical issues in practice Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to convey and explain complex principles and provide advice in a thorough, concise manner Experience and skills in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution Ability to work well in a team setting and has a good understanding of the importance of building relationships within the legal department and the company in order to understand the business and serve as a legal counsel Education Juris Doctorate and license to practice law in the United States The successful candidate will be required to obtain appropriate license or registration in the State of Illinois What You’ll Get At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click hereto find out more about our Total Rewards Package. The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 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