VP, Assistant General Counsel

  • Charter Communications
  • Stamford, CT, USA
  • Aug 13, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Position Summary

The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law in Stamford, CT is responsible for (1) managing all facets of employment-related litigation (including administrative claims, arbitration claims, and lawsuits filed in state and federal courts) and (2) providing strategic legal counsel and guidance related to every aspect of employment to Charter’s various business units. The position reports to Charter’s Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law.



Essential Responsibilities/Duties

• Ensure Charter’s compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Reemployment Rights Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and all similar state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances)

• Provide legal counsel and guidance to the Company’s leaders concerning the full spectrum of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, pre-employment background investigations, drug screens, reasonable accommodations related to disabilities and religion, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, discipline, termination, compensation, health and welfare benefits, contingent workforce management, joint employment, non-compete agreements, reductions in the workforce, workplace safety, workplace violence, diversity and inclusion, immigration sponsorship, employment-related contracts, and arbitration of employment disputes

• Assess and communicate to business leaders the panoply of legal risks associated with actions and initiatives involving or related to the Company’s employees

• Manage employment-related administrative claims, arbitration claims, and court litigation

• Oversee relationships with outside counsel and law firms, including managing matter budgets and diversity efforts

• Provide legal guidance and counsel related to the investigation of harassment, discrimination, and other employee complaints

• Review employment-related legal issues associated with Charter’s policies, procedures, and guidelines

• Develop content and conduct training related to employment laws for business and human resources leaders

• Participate in the implementation and execution of a corporate-wide human resources and business initiatives

• Expectation of travel: 25%



Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

• Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws

• Ability to communicate and interact with leadership at all levels, including senior executives

• Superior written and verbal communication skills

• Acumen to effectively balance compliance with the law against business goals and initiatives

• Demonstrated leadership and management skills

• Exceptional presentation skills

• Ability to quickly and accurately assess legal risks

• Ability to manage multiple priorities

• Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiar with Microsoft SharePoint



Education

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

• J.D. from an accredited law school


Related Work Experience

• At least 15 years of legal practice, with substantial employment law and experience and some litigation experience

• At least 4 years of experience practicing in a law firm

• At least 5 years of experience practicing as in-house counsel at a corporation

• At least 2 years of people management experience



Certifications and/or Licenses

• Licensed to practice law in Connecticut and/or New York