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Counsel - Labor & Employment (51745)

Skilled Labor

General Labor



Los Angeles, California, United States


The Counsel role in the Labor & Employment Group of Deloitte's Office of General Counsel ("OGC") provides legal advice and transactional support to the Talent organization and business leaders of the Deloitte U.S. Firms on compliance with the myriad of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including, for example, those relating to non-discrimination, disabilities, leaves of absence, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, privacy, and government contracting.

Work you'll do

  • Represent the Deloitte U.S. Firms in investigations by federal and state agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and assist in the representation of the Deloitte U.S. Firms in connection with external audits and investigations by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the EEOC, and the Department of Labor.
  • Supervise or assist in the supervision and conduct of internal investigations of allegations of misconduct or unfair treatment.
  • Manage employment discrimination and restrictive covenant lawsuits, including personally handling mediations and settlement negotiations, coordinating discovery and providing strategic direction to and close supervision of outside counsel; work with more senior OGC attorneys to develop and implement strategy and manage all aspects of complex litigation, including class actions.
  • Perform legal and factual research and risk analysis, and provide employment advice, relating to various Deloitte U.S. Firms policies and programs, such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), hiring practices, and acquisitions.
  • Provide employment advice on overseas employment matters in consultation with foreign outside counsel.
  • Provide advice regarding incentive compensation and other bonus programs.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

The individual in this role must:
  • Be able to present information and advice, verbally and in writing, to other attorneys and clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Be a self-starter, possess highly developed writing, communication and advocacy skills, strong counseling and negotiating skills, and be able to manage multiple matters simultaneously.
  • Have good judgment and the ability to provide creative and practical solutions to complex problems affecting multiple businesses
  • Have well-developed organizational and time management skills.

Required Basic Qualifications
  • Hold a JD or LLM from an accredited U.S. law school and be licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience as a licensed attorney practicing labor and employment law in a law firm or comparable in-house setting.
  • Experience in managing litigation and arbitration, as well as participating in mediations and settlement negotiations.
  • Experience with legal research and analysis, fact-finding, and investigations.
  • The position will be working with Deloitte's OGC office in New York City and will require some travel.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.