Home Depot Corporate Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

This position requires an employment law specialization to represent the Company in employment legal claims, lawsuits, and litigation. Experience with California employment law and class actions is a plus. The ultimate objective of this position is to minimize the legal exposure of the Company in any such employment legal matters. Advises and consults with managers and other departments on various HR and employment legal issues, and educates internal clients on proactive measures and approaches to reducing all potential legal exposure.

  • Litigates federal, state, and local employment law claims and lawsuits involving Home Depot.

  • Manages outside counsel on handling employment claims and lawsuits.

  • Advises various departments and managers on a diverse range of HR and employment legal issues in a fast paced retail environment.

  • Supervises and conducts appropriate legal research for all pending legal work.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Prosecutes and defends business and real estate claims and lawsuits involving Home Depot.

  • Collaborates and interacts with outside counsel regarding claims, lawsuits, et. al.

  • Advises various departments and managers on a diverse range of legal issues.

  • Supervises and conducts appropriate legal research for all pending legal work.

  • May draft and file annual disclosure documents with various government agencies.

  • May manage and track budgets.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Typically reports to a Senior Corporate Counsel or Vice President - Legal.

  • Areas of specialization are Business Law, Real Estate Law, Employee Relations Law, Litigation, General Liability, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The completion of a Juris Doctor or equivalent and required certifications for practicing law.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Position reports to an Assistant General Counsel - Legal.

  • Areas of specialization are Employment Law, Employee Relations, and Litigation

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Proven drafting and negotiation skills

  • The ability to manage numerous outside counsel

  • The ability to work independently on numerous activities and prioritize them properly while meeting deadlines.

  • The ability to confront conflict and difficult issues in a professional, assertive and proactive manner.

  • The self-starting ability to aggressively tackle new responsibilities and initiatives prior to receiving sufficient training or completely clear direction.

  • The ability to develop, organize, implement and manage standard procedures and train outside counsel and paralegals in the procedures.

  • High degree of oral and written communication skills.

  • Analytical skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.