Charter Communications is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator, with 93,000+ team members, servicing more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. The Director, Senior Counsel position is an opportunity for an attorney with a demonstrable record of professional achievement to begin a career on the Employment Law Team in the Legal Department of a Fortune 100 company. We foster a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking and dedication to consistently exceeding our business clients’ expectations. We encourage collaboration and embrace our team members’ individual and collective contributions.
As a member of the Employment Law Team, you will provide the highest quality legal support to the Employment Law Team’s clients, which include our human resources organization, our various business unit partners, and company management, on a full range of federal, state, and local employment law issues. This position can be based in any of our four corporate campuses in either Stamford, CT, Greenwood Village, CO, St. Louis, MO or Charlotte, NC.
The Director and Senior Counsel, Employment Law is responsible for managing all facets of the Company’s employment arbitration program. 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.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support the Company’s business efforts
Manage arbitration claims 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
Ability to travel 30-40% of time
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
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
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Top 20% and law review preferred.
Admission to State Bar in which Attorney practices
Related Work Experience
5 to 10 years of litigation experience, preferably in the area of employment law
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Here, employees don’t just have jobs, they build careers. That’s why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.
The pay for this position has a salary range of $120,700.00 to $213,900.00. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.