Associate Employment Counsel

Arthrex - Naples, FL3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $91,000 - $120,000 a year
Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for an Associate Employment Counsel to provide top-tier professional legal services for labor and employment matters globally. The successful candidate will build relationships with colleagues in the Legal Department and business leaders throughout the organization. The scope of services to be provided are all-encompassing including counsel and litigation in all related areas of law. The attorney will enjoy a fulfilling role participating and guiding the business decisions of the company. Excellent legal, interpersonal, speaking and academic skills are required along with at least five years of licensed experience practicing labor and employment law, with at least three of those years in a law firm environment. A law degree and good standing in a state bar are required, and the ability to become a member or authorized in-house counsel in the Florida bar is essential for this position. The position is based at the Arthrex world headquarters campus in Naples, Florida. Relocation assistance may be available along with Arthrex’s incredible employee benefits and work culture. Join our talented legal team at a growing global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.

Main Objective: Provides legal advice and counsel for labor and employment law matters. Responsible for protecting the organization's legal interests and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Provide legal advice and counsel for all labor and employment law matters; Draft, edit, negotiate, review and interpret related legal documents accordingly.
Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure legal compliance; develop strategies to reduce potential areas of risk.
Anticipate and mitigate legal risks generally with focus on labor and employment matters.
Research, analyze, advise and present on global labor and employment issues with diligence.
Communicates legal ideas, research and strategies at the highest level both in writing and verbally.
Draft and advise labor, employment and other HR workplace policies and procedures.
Conduct and assist with employment-related investigations as needed.
Possess a top-tier working knowledge of labor and employment laws generally, both federal and state, including administrative rules, regulations and policies. Able to research, understand and advise on international employment laws and regulations as needed.
Manage and participate in all aspects of labor and employment litigation matters, including working with outside counsel, discovery and litigation support entities, internal legal resources and company stakeholders. Ability to be present in court, at depositions, at hearings or other venues as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Work as a team member with other professionals and staff in the legal department generally by providing advice and performing tasks in any area of law or office duties as directed by supervisors.
Up to 15% travel may be required.

Incidental Duties:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:
Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with at least 5 years experience as an attorney practicing labor and employment law, with at least 3 of those years practicing in a law firm. Must be admitted into and a member in good standing of a state bar. Management-side employment practice experience is preferred. Experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry is preferred. Experience working in multiple state jurisdictions and internationally is preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Advanced writing, comprehensive reading, communication and legal research skills required.

Electronic based legal research experience required.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
LEXIS/Westlaw, Excel, MS Office, PC, printer, copiers and other miscellaneous office equipment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Naples