This role will involve proactively providing advice and counsel on employment law issues, including but not limited to business restructuring, employment policy development and application, worker classification, workforce management, discrimination and harassment claims, and wage-and-hour and workplace safety. This role will also manage and drive litigation cases from complaint to conclusions, including initiating and managing litigation holds, investigations of offensive and defensive claims and the discovery process, including supervision and use of external litigation counsel. In addition, the role will manage privileged and confidential internal investigations and will provide advice and counsel on issues related to anti-corruption and third-party management.
Provides business-oriented leadership, strategic advice, proactive and effective day-to-day legal support and counsel at all levels of the business on a wide variety of legal issues while ensuring strategies, programs, policies, practices and initiatives comply with laws. Handles complex and sensitive assignments; recommends effective strategies and tactics; advises on legal rights, obligations and privileges. Makes recommendations to management in making important decisions in relation to legal ramifications. Member of and participates in various Elanco business teams/committees where responsible for advising on legal and business issues. Develops policies and procedures for the Legal function. Advises on legal aspects of Company’s Ethics and Compliance policies, programs and procedures. Provides training to management and business groups on relevant/new legal topics and issues. Provides strategic direction in handling litigation cases from complaint to conclusions, including supervision and use of external litigation counsel
Minimum Requirements: (include requirements for education, work experience, and skills)
D. degree 5+ years of experience and demonstrated expertise in providing legal counsel on employment law and litigation with a major corporation or law firm.
Demonstrated ability to perform successfully in cross-functional teams, with the ability to lead and mentor.
Strong leadership skills (critical thinking, results oriented, etc.), including a strong reputation for integrity and sound judgment.
Ability to translate ambiguity and complexity into a meaningful, actionable framework.
Ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound commercial and legal judgment.
Experience within the animal health, pharmaceutical, or related industry.
Strong business acumen and mindset towards collaboration.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively including strong facilitation and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to network internally and externally to influence without authority.
Familiarity with, sensitivity to, and willing to embrace international cultural differences.
Previous in-house experience on a global basis preferred. High level of professional maturity and sensitivity to confidentiality.
Position requires some domestic and international travel.
Internal Number: R0001569
About Elanco Animal Health
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities
are in Greenfield, Indiana.
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