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Senior Legal Counsel – Employment law


Dependent on experience

New York, United States

Acquirer Services/Merchant Services,Business Operations,Legal,Transaction Processing

Permanent | Full Time



Not specified

Senior Legal Counsel – Employment law
New York, NY, USA

  • Do you have minimum 8 years Employment Law experience?
  • Do you have international practice experience, including leading on global projects and translating foreign counsel advice to senior stakeholders?
  • Do you thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment ?

Our client is a leading fintech whose clients include cutting edge brands. As part of their growth, they are seeking a Senior Legal Counsel with a specialty in Employment law to join their busy team.
Due to the global nature of this role, we require a flexible work schedule to accommodate international time zones.
Job Scope
As Senior Legal Counsel specializing in employment law, you will be partnering with the People team and colleagues across the business to solve global legal challenges.
This is an outstanding opportunity to be a trusted adviser and work on a broad range of projects across multiple jurisdictions and play a key role in supporting the rapid company growth.
You will have a track record in handling a busy workload with minimal direction, demonstrating excellent critical judgment, quick thinking, and agility across multiple countries; providing practical and commercially focused advice and finding innovative solutions to manage risk.
As Senior Legal Counsel Employment Law specialist, day to day you will :

  • Help put in place new global processes and policies
  • Improve upon existing global processes and policies
  • Handle a breadth of global employment matters
  • Advise senior leadership on employment issues
  • Support international expansion and IPO-readiness workstreams
  • Keep up to date on global employment law developments

What we’re looking for

  • Employment Law experience, including time spent working as an Associate at a leading multinational law firm or in-house at a multinational corporation
  • US JD or LLM and strong academic qualifications
  • Employment law experience in Europe, the Middle East, or APAC
  • Good standing in at least one US state bar

The following points are valued :

  • Incentives and benefits experience, including design and operation of equity incentive compensation programs
  • ERISA experience
  • Experience working in-house, ideally for a publicly listed company

Additional Information
New York City law requires job postings to include a reasonable estimated salary range. However, final salaries may vary subject to several factors, such as a candidate’s level, relevant experience, qualifications, skills and proficiency for the role. Please note that this information is provided for those in New York City only, and this role is open to candidates outside of New York City as well. For regular full-time employees in New York City, the estimated base salary range is from : $206,954 to $279,996 Additional benefits include: health, vision, dental insurance, 401k, vacation and sick and safe time, learning days,  volunteer days and 24 days holiday