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Legal Counsel, Employment

Posted on: 30 Aug 2019 141 views
: Legal Counsel
: Tesla
: https://www.tesla.com
: Fremont, California, United States
: JD
: 5

The Role

This position will support the Deputy General Counsel responsible for leading Tesla Legal Team’s employment and labor matters globally. This is a great opportunity to support and enable the transformation of Tesla’s HR team into an indispensable strategic business partner.  You should be confident (but humble), have a sense of humor, and passionate about helping our HR team grow, scale, and thrive. You will work with your colleagues in HR to enable their success, and you will have the opportunity to work and influence every part of Tesla in a positive way.  Position will be filled at the Counsel or Senior Counsel level, commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Responsibilities

As a member of Tesla’s fun and fast-paced Legal Department, this attorney will serve as an employment litigator supporting multiple business units. Key to this role will be to assess litigation risk, manage active single plaintiff litigation, negotiate resolution where appropriate, or manage the case through trial.  Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting responses to the EEOC and other government agencies.
  • Manage all aspects of litigation and discovery, including e-discovery, and coordination with company witnesses and record custodians.
  • Help build and implement scalable, world-class employment policies and programs that balance legal risk with business impact.
  • Work closely with the company’s leaders and HR teams to handle and support internal investigations, audits, pre-dispute conflicts, employment law claims, and trials/arbitrations.
  • Work closely with outside counsel to manage risk and ensure that internal partners receive effective, business-focused employment law support.

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Attributes                         

  • You will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, and take active ownership of your areas of responsibility. We are looking for a self-motivated strong teammate with the ability to get out ahead of problems, drive projects, and execute pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions on a timely basis.
  • Capable of working both autonomously and collaboratively, you will be effective at juggling and prioritizing multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • A quick and flexible learner: intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change.
  • Adept at and comfortable making complex cost/benefit assessments.
  • You inspire trust, forge relationships quickly, and earn the confidence and cooperation of your business partners. You have strong interpersonal skills, and can effectively navigate and use your relationships at all levels of any organization.
  • You have high standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, unquestionable good judgment, well-honed analytical skills, strong oral and written communications skills, and a keen sense of humor.     

 

Requirements                 

  • At least 5 years of employment and labor law experience at a highly respected law firm, the government and/or in-house corporate environment with emphasis on litigation.
  • J.D. required. Admission to the California Bar preferred.
  • Experienced in employment and labor alternative dispute resolution and litigation.
  • Client counseling experience preferred.
  • Evidence of exceptional ability.                                    
 

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