Lead Employment Counsel

Expertise:

Location:

Expertise:

Location:

Employment

San Francisco Bay Area or Remote (U.S.)

Employment

San Francisco Bay Area or Remote (U.S.)

Our client, a newly public and fast growing fintech company, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search for its search for a Lead Employment Counsel to join its growing legal team. This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. This person will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

This attorney will be the first employment legal hire and will serve as the primary legal lead on employment-related matters. Responsibilities will include:

  • Counseling and training members of the People Operations and Recruiting teams.
  • Managing legal risks and providing solutions for resolving employment disputes. Overseeing and driving strategy on pre-litigation and litigation matters and conducting investigations. Managing outside counsel on litigation matters.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating severance agreements and other employment-related agreements.
  • Managing immigration matters.
  • Advising on compensation, benefits, and wage and hour issues.
  • Coordinating and managing employment-related projects, including internal process reviews, new policy rollouts and implementation, and training programs.
  • Assisting with employment legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Driving initiatives for improving internal processes, scalability, and operational excellence.

The ideal candidate:

  • 6+ years of legal experience in employment law; in-house experience is required
  • Experience in the financial services or technology industries is a plus but not required
  • Adaptable self-starter who thrives under limited direction and is excited by challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide quick, concise, and practical legal advice

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with an innovative and thriving fintech company. You will help the company not only follow the letter of the law, but also the spirit behind it – helping to ensure fair and equal treatment to all candidates and employees. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search.  Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref. #696-SLS

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