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Assistant Legal Counsel, Employment Law. New York. Posting Date: 01/25/2021. Deadline: 02/15/2021Do you want to help make the world a better place with your knowledge of employment law? We are seeking an Assistant General Counsel based in New York City to join the team of the Office of the General Counsel as an attorney.The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a very active global group with staff in New York, Berlin and London. OGC focuses in the short term on transactional legal advice and compliance; in the medium term on policymaking and good governance; and in the long term on helping make OSF an enduring philanthropy. OGC serves as a resource for informed decision-making providing independent, timely and thoughtful advice on the broad range of legal issues that our programs, departments, boards, and legal entities face as they pursue their visions of change. It looks to prevent legal problems and solve those that occur, to facilitate transactions, and to build structures that consider the longer-term impacts of a transaction, litigation, governance issues, or other corporate matters. As an Assistant General Counsel at Open Society you will: Advise on a broad range of issues, which may include exempt organizations law, domestic and international grant making, basic corporate transactions and financial transactions, developing and implementing policies, and the creation, governance, and administration of legal entities in the US and abroad. For this role in particular, advise on all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment-related policies, employee complaints and claims, internal investigations, labor relations, immigration, compensation and benefits matters, disciplinary matters, recruitment, global office set up and compliance, and other areas. Participate in the development of OGC’s learning program, including building and providing training on legal issues. Execute work both independently and under the supervision of another attorney; work is carried out both independently and in teams; a range of duties as assigned. What we are looking for a candidate with: An advanced degree from an accredited law school, who is admitted to practice in New York State or willing to be admitted Three to five years of US law firm and/or in-house experience (or equivalent), with employment law or related experience Practical, , and creative approach to problem-solving, tempered by good judgment and an appreciation for legal complexity and risk Great team mate with excellent communication (verbal and written), including in a virtual environment Strong relationship builder with experience building relationships with internal clients and external partners, including handling multi-stakeholder projects Integrity, professional discretion, and ability to handle confidential matters Manage workload, prioritize, multitask, and maintain a sense of humor within a changing fast-paced environment Desirable (but not required): Experience working in the exempt organizations field Contract drafting experience What we offer:Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.Competitive rates of pay apply. We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.Tracking

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