Senior Counsel, In House Counsel
Waltham, MA 
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About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Key Accountabilities

Provide advice and counsel to Human Resources and other various business units regarding local, state and federal labor and employment laws and on various employment-related decisions involving hiring, termination, discipline, promotion, contractors as well as leave and accommodation requests
* Prepare the Company's responses to local, state and federal administrative charges (EEOC, MCAD, RICHR, NYSDHR, etc.), including overseeing mediations, internal investigations, conducting witness interviews, gathering documents and drafting the Company's position statement and responses to document requests
* Review and provide guidance on employment-related policies and procedures
* Prepare and negotiate severance/separation agreements
* Provide legal guidance to Human Resources on conducting internal investigations
* Provide training to Human Resources and various business units
* Respond to employment-related subpoenas and other requests for information from third-parties and advise on any potential privacy related issues

* Experience handling litigations, agency charges and subpoenas
* Manage and oversee outside counsel in employment-related litigations, including efficiently managing outside counsel costs and fees and advising the various business units on strategy and mitigation of risks
* Work collaboratively with various business units, in-house lawyers and outside counsel

Qualifications

* J.D. from an accredited college or university
* Member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New York or Rhode Island Bar with 5-10 years of labor & employment law or equivalent experience
* Experience in representing clients in labor and employment related matters
* Solid written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work with all levels within the organization

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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