JOB SUMMARY The VP, Employment Law – Arbitration is responsible for creating and managing all facets of employment-related arbitration claims, including overseeing the Company’s employment arbitration program, coordinating with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and/or or Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) to secure arbitrators, responding to arbitration claims submitted via the Company’s portal, developing legal strategies related to arbitrations, and litigating arbitration claims through adjudication. The successful candidate will be tasked with laying the foundation for and building an in-house arbitration practice. For the qualified candidate, this is a rare opportunity to litigate cases from submission of a claim through adjudication, including presenting and arguing cases before an arbitrator. The position involves direct oversight of the Company’s employment arbitration program, which means ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; directing the internal review of claims submitted; development of legal strategies that promote the favorable and timely resolution of claims; staying abreast of legislative initiatives that impact the Company’s arbitration program; researching relevant legal principles and precedents; revising, as necessary, the arbitration agreement and accompanying guidelines; drafting policies and procedures that advance the Company’s arbitration program; and advising executives of arbitration-related trends and developments. The position reports to Charter’s Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law.
The successful candidate will also research legal principles and precedents, gather relevant case-related information, and draft legal documents. Finally, the successful candidate will advise management and other internal clients on legal matters to promote compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. This role will be based in Stamford CT.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Research legal principles and precedents, gather relevant case related information and draft legal documents.
Advise management and other internal clients on legal matters to promote compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations.
Manage claims and law suits involving the Company.
Interpret applicable laws, rulings, and regulations.
Prepare and present compliance and legal briefing to management.
Research and draft summaries of legal issues.
Evaluate existing policies, procedures and applicable training for the corporation.
Support various business units by assessing legal risk and providing legal solutions to business issues.
Meet with business clients and third-parties
Negotiate, review, or draft pleadings, briefs, correspondence, and agreements.
Coordinate and manage outside counsel as required.
Keep informed of industry-specific statutes and regulations and ensures that appropriate risk management strategies are formulated and followed.
Work proactively with attorneys in other legal practice areas to proactively identify and address key legal issues for management.
Perform other duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations Strong business planning and forecasting skills Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills Strong team and relationship building skills Proven leadership and mentoring skills
Required Education Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Admission to State Bar in which Attorney practices.
Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years Litigation experience (including actual trial and/or hearing experience) preferably in the area of employment law– 10+
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