$150K — $200K *
Associate/Of Counsel Attorney sought by Littler Mendelson, P.C. in Brookline, MA. 40 hrs/wk. Duties: provide effective legal consultation, services and advice to clients on labor and employment issues. Represent clients in state and federal court litigation, proceedings before federal, state and local agencies, in collective bargaining and other forums in which labor and employment issues are asserted. Prepare all documents necessary for the effective representation of clients (including, but not limited to, memoranda, legal briefs, opinion letters, handbooks and/or general correspondence). Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, decision-makers, consultants and other counsel. Clients must be regularly notified of the status of matters being handled on their behalf. Must be willing and able to work long hours, often in excess of 40 hours per week with few if any breaks, during the week, on evenings and on weekends, as required to effectively represent clients. Work schedules are often unpredictable and associates/of counsel must be able to respond to unanticipated or unexpected developments in client related matters with little or no notice. Associates/of counsel must be able to remain focused on issues being addressed, concentrate for extended periods of time and pay close attention to detail. Associates/of counsel must be able to work under strenuous and stressful conditions and be able to effectively respond to client needs on short notice when required. Associates/of counsel are often required to travel to locations away from the office, occasionally for extended periods of time, to perform services on behalf of clients or the firm. Must be able to effectively research and analyze legal issues and to formulate creative responses to issues presented. Must give presentations on labor and employment issues to clients, prospective clients, human resource professionals and others. Must be able to proficiently utilize firm provided equipment and processes, including but not limited to telephones, computer systems, dictation devices and other mechanisms. Must satisfy all firm administrative requirements, including but not limited to complying with all firm policies and timely preparation of time records, billing records and expense reports. Associates/of counsel must interact courteously and professionally with coworkers, paralegals, managers and staff, and keep office management and supervising shareholders apprised of the his/her work or out of the office schedule as requested. Expected to work collaboratively with other attorneys, paralegals, managers and staff and to generally maintain a regular presence in the office in order to work collaboratively and to effectively and efficiently address unanticipated or unexpected developments on the matters on which they are working. Answers and responds to questions from littler multinational companies with operations in Japan as to Japanese employment law, strategies, and compliance matters. Act as the firms go-to employees for purposes of general international employment advice, such as cross-border transfers, global policies (leave, compensation, harassment, and discrimination), trainings of globally mobile staff, etc. Provides littler clients access to experience with APAC in the same time zone as our clients.
Min. Requirements: Juris doctor or foreign equivalent and admission to the bar and 5 years of experience working as an attorney.
Skills: Must be Japan-licensed attorney. 5 years of experience responding to questions from multinational companies with operations in Japan as to Japanese employment law, strategies, and compliance matters. 1 year of experience working with international employment such as cross-border transfers, global policies (leave, compensation, harassment, discrimination), trainings of globally mobile staff, etc. 1 year of experience working with Japanese companies who have us operations, including addressing Japanese expatriate issues, conflicts of law, cultural clashes in the work space, and related matters. 1 year of experience working with APAC employment issues to advise on the same in the same time zone as our us clients; this avoids the inconvenience associated with requiring our us-based clients to wait for late hours to speak with qualified counsel in the APAC time zone. At least 20% of international and national travel for client and business meetings.
Valid through: 11/16/2020