Senior Counsel, Employment Litigation

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
17 Nov 2021
Closes
19 Feb 2022
Ref
R15256
Function
Operations
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

In this function, you will enable business leaders to achieve business results through strategic counsel, problem solving, and risk mitigation. You will need to be customer curious to learn more about the business and its challenges. You'll need to understand the big picture strategy and speak with candor when working with cross-functional teams and external partners to drive business solutions and in accordance with the law.

What You'll Do

As a member of the Global Employment Law team at Gap Inc., the Senior Counsel, Employment Litigation willmanagethe defense of litigation and claimsas well asprovide strategic advice and counselrelated to theCompany's employmentcompliance efforts.

Specificjob responsibilities will include, among other things:
  • Manage litigation and claims, including class actions, administrativecharges and pre-litigation demands. Thisincludes overseeing the work of outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions as well as in-house paralegal staff.
  • Coordinates withoutside counselin the representation of the company's position to ensure a consistent, effective, and pragmatic approachtodefense ofthe Company'slegal position.
  • Providepractical legal adviceandengage incollaborative problem-solvingonvarious areasofemploymentlawcomplianceincluding,but not limited to,wage and hour, schedulingand pay equity.
  • Proactively identify and assess potentiallegaland/or reputational risk, and recommendpractical, creativesolutions that balance legal risk with business impact.
  • Collaboratewith cross-functional business partners on complex legal matters andbusinessprojects to driveand sustainemployment law compliance andbusiness results.


Minimum
  • Juris Doctor or LLM from an accredited law school
  • A minimum of 5years of employment law and related litigation experience, preferablyincluding anin-house corporate legal environmentor large corporate environment
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state orotherapplicable jurisdiction
  • Strong, persuasive written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability toeffectively influencebusinessleadersand resolve differences of opinion amongst stakeholders, while navigating relationships and decision rights
  • Ability to effectively negotiate with other professionals- strong personal skills
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and solutions, and drive to successful and timely completion
  • Open-minded; comfortable with ambiguity; ability to extrapolate potential solutions from prior experiences
  • Abilityto prioritize and juggle multiple competing tasks
  • Adept at and comfortable making complex riskeward assessments
  • Able to create, explain and executepragmatic/creative legal and business solutions
  • Self-motivated team player with theability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity, respect,andethical conduct·


Who You Are

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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