Corporate Counsel

Date:  Oct 22, 2019

Morristown, NJ, US

Business Unit:  Finance (BG_FIN)
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Job Information

Avaya is seeking a highly-motivated attorney with experience managing both commercial and employment litigation and providing guidance on labor and employment matters.


Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, you will be responsible for providing legal advice on a wide range of employment, labor and business matters, managing outside counsel, providing subject matter expertise on key employment policies and documentation, and collaborating with Human Resources and key leaders on business issues, employee relations, training, policies and related activities.  This position will be based in Morristown, NJ.




Provide advice on broad range of labor and employment matters including recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, employee relations and terminations.

Draft separation agreements, policies, letters, non-standard employment related agreements and other communications as needed.

Identify emerging policy issues in employment law and make appropriate recommendations.

Assist and/or coordinate internal investigations.

Provide guidance with respect to U.S. labor and employment laws such as ERISA, EO, FMLA, NLRA, employee privacy, and benefit plans.

Advise on strategic HR projects and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Manage commercial and employment litigation (US and Canada)

Provide advice on business issues to avoid commercial litigation; implement risk mitigation strategies.


6-8 years of legal experience after graduating law school with at least 5+ years of experience in private or corporate legal practice, with an emphasis in labor and employment law.

Ability to gain credibility and trust of management and employees to quickly gain the confidence and respect of others by providing practical, timely, and sound counsel.

Significant experience with management side labor and employment issues.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In-house counsel or comparable counseling experience preferred.

Analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, negotiation and legal reasoning skills.

Possess a license to practice law in the U.S.

10+ Years of Experience
Law Degree
Preferred Certifications

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