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Senior Attorney - Employment Law Job

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
We depend on our Legal team to help drive growth and maintain the highest level of legal standards and corporate governance practices. It’s a tall order, which is why we only hire those who thrive on protecting the interests of our patients, employees and business, all while creating and implementing efficient and innovative legal solutions. As part of the team, you’ll work with employees across the organization to oversee legal matters and provide guidance on communications strategies that drive business and policy priorities and shape the reputation of Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI). At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position
Provide legal counsel to global healthcare company on employment law matters. Responsible for providing day-to-day labor and employment law counselling and advice.


Relationships
Reports to the Vice President (VP) Employment Law and Employee Relations. Acts as Senior Attorney for customer group(s) and interacts with headquarters and other affiliates as required. May interact with government agencies, law firms, trade organizations and other external agencies.


Essential Functions
  • Provides employment law advice and counseling to customer group(s)
  • Proactively prevents or minimizes legal risk to the Company and helps drive legal strategy to align and achieve business strategic goals
  • Represents the Company in labor and employment matters filed with state and federal agencies
  • Manages employment-related litigation
  • Retains, manages, and assists outside counsel for litigation or other matters as needed
  • Reviews Company policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws
  • Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company, and assists with development of policies and training as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned by senior management

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required.


Qualifications
  • A J.D. with 6+ years legal experience in employment law counseling and litigation. In-house experience preferred
  • Experience within the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other functional support groups and line of business
  • Effective time management skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal oversight
  • State Bar admission required
  • Strong problem-solving skills – demonstrates and exercises creativity and initiative

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Requisition ID: 59623BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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