As Senior Counsel, Employment Law, you will play an integral role in helping a highly complex, fast paced organization in a rapidly changing environment adhere to its mission and values by ensuring that we properly maintain compliance with employment laws, assess risk balanced with business objectives, offer solutions, hold each other accountable and treat partners with respect and dignity. You will support multiple client groups and retail leaders at varying levels on wage and hour matters, workplace accommodations, protected leave, claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, manager and sensitive separations, business reorganizations and compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment regulations. You will direct and oversee investigations alleging unlawful employment actions. In addition, you will work with and oversee outside counsel and in-house paralegals to defend lawsuits and agency charges filed against the company.
Primarily leverages knowledge of legal specialty in providing counsel as it builds its knowledge of the business context in which it operates.
Review and prepare legal documents prior to presentation to management for execution to ensure accurate expression of the legal content.
May receive specific direction from management or more senior law professionals as to the outcomes, process and schedules expected.
Collaborates with the business units that it serves in order to achieve corporate objectives and mitigate unnecessary business risk.
Research legal principles and precedents, engage and manage outside counsel, draft legal documents, gather relevant case-related information using multiple sources and methods, provide work guidance to other professional, paraprofessional and support staff in developing solutions to problems presented.
Maintain currency and fluency in the legal and business trends that could impact those business units within Walgreens that it serves.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and at least 5 years of post-bar attorney legal work experience in a combination of law firm and corporate settings.
Required licensure to practice law in at least one state.
Required Illinois bar membership or active bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
Experience in labor & employment law and litigation in a law firm or in-house legal department
Extensive California wage & hour compliance and litigation experience
Experience managing complex class actions and PAGA claims as well as single plaintiff cases
Experience efficiently managing outside counsel to ensure financial prudence
Demonstrated history of challenging the status quo, identifying improvements to mitigate systemic risks and working with stakeholders to implement solutions
Experience and judgment necessary to operate with significant autonomy in advising leaders at all levels from first-line managers to senior executives
Experience advising retail businesses
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and bonus plan
Internal Number: 321723BR
Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and ...inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.