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X Employment & Litigation Counsel

Company: X, the moonshot factory
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.About The TeamThe X Legal team works on the most exciting legal issues since our moonshots require creative and proactive guidance. We challenge ourselves to think big and differently in providing solutions and strategies for our clients- at X, the legal team can be audacious too! Our team aims to accelerate X while demonstrating values of respect, wellbeing, creativity, integrity and continued development.About The RoleAs Employment Counsel for X, you will be responsible for a variety of labor and employment legal and litigation matters, providing strategic legal advice to business teams across X. You'll be part of a legal team that supports a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs in building and launching moonshots across a variety of technologies, and helping prepare different moonshot projects to become independent businesses.How You Will Make 10X ImpactProvide advice and pragmatic solutions for a broad range of employment issues, including HR policies and processes, personnel actions, workplace safety, wage and hour legal compliance, dispute resolution, and contingent workforce needsProvide legal support for internal investigations concerning potential code of conduct or other violations of internal company policiesManage general and employment-related disputes, including supervising outside counselDraft employment-related legal documentsWork with X's people operations and recruiting teams, to develop and drive employment legal strategies and processes for XEnsure compliance with employment laws and regulationsWhat You Should HaveJuris Doctor or equivalent degree4+ years of experience practicing employment law representing management at a law firm and/or in-houseAdmitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law in CaliforniaWorking knowledge of federal and California employment laws, such as Title VII, FMLA, ADA, NLRA and equivalentsExperience providing advice to HR and management on a broad range of employment legal issues, including recruiting, hiring, employee relations, employee classification, leaves of absence, compensation and benefits, and other employment-related mattersWillingness and ability to work collaboratively with other Legal Team members on a broad range of legal mattersExperience with managing employment litigation, preferably in-house, and experience handling employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agenciesExceptional written and verbal communication skillsStrong analytical and organizational skillsAbility to prioritize and manage numerous simultaneous projects under deadline pressureAbility to work outside business hours when neededIt'd Be Great If You Also Have TheseDirect or indirect (e.g., via a secondment) in-house experienceAbility to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across business unitsIn-house experience managing general litigation mattersDesire to find flexible, creative solutions to complex and difficult challenges, and work in a high-ambiguity, high-change environmentExperience handling international employment or immigration law matters

Keywords: X, the moonshot factory, Mountain View , X Employment & Litigation Counsel, Other , Mountain View, California

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