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Senior Counsel

Company: Westinghouse Nuclear
Location: cranberry
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse's mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

An experienced labor and employment legal practitioner, the Senior Counsel - Labor & Employment provides comprehensive, high-quality, timely, and practical advice and representation on labor, employment, employee benefits, and related matters to internal clients throughout the company, in the US and worldwide. Serve as strategic legal partner to the global Westinghouse HR organization.

While our headquarters is in Cranberry Township, PA, this role is classified as MOBILE. Candidates currently residing within a half day trip to our HQ office will be considered as well as candidates currently located near either our Charlotte, NC or Columbia, SC locations that can travel to our HQ location as needed for business purposes.

Your Day to Day:

  • Provide prompt, practical, and risk-informed advice and counsel to internal clients on the comprehensive scope of legal issues involving labor and employment law in multiple US and overseas jurisdictions.
  • Work with internal clients to respond to allegations of discrimination and represent the company before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, PHRC and other State agencies, DOL/OSHA and NRC.
  • Develop and implement policies and programs and conduct training on employment-related topics such as ethical behaviors at work, harassment prevention and diversity/inclusion in the workplace for all segments of the employee population.
  • Prepare cases and advise and represent the company in labor arbitration proceedings and engagement with bargaining units.
  • Work closely with outside counsel to ensure efficient representation of Westinghouse in civil lawsuits.
  • Supervise and manage outside counsel, including review of invoices.
  • Remain current on all aspects of labor law and provide updates to clients as warranted.
  • Review and provide advice on discipline cases throughout the company.

Who You Are:

  • Juris Doctor
  • 5 years minimum experience, 10 - 15 years typical
  • Admission to bar in US jurisdiction
  • In-house experience preferred. Practical experience providing client advice on day-to-day compliance matters REQUIRED.
  • Additional experience in the following legal areas (REQUIRED):
  • Providing exceptional service to corporate clients, with demonstrated ability to develop strategic relationships across the organization and experience addressing emerging challenges in a practical, risk-informed manner.
  • Experience drafting and reviewing high-quality legal documents, including pleadings, investigative reports, company policies, memoranda, and presentations for senior management.
  • Representing clients in court and before fair employment practice agencies (federal and state), OSHA, NLRB, DOL, and NRC, including responding to investigative requests, litigation and trial experience in discrimination cases, and negotiating settlements.

  • Additional experience in the following legal areas (PREFERRED):
  • Familiarity with employee protection statues, such as the Energy Reorganization Act, Section 211.
  • Representing witnesses in government investigations.
  • OFCCP compliance matters.
  • Negotiating and interpreting collective bargaining agreements, assisting clients in the grievance process and successful representation of clients in arbitration proceedings.
  • Conducting internal investigations on employment matters, including training on investigative techniques and advising management on response to investigative findings.
  • Advising on employee benefit matters, including compensation, pensions, and related issues.
  • International experience preferred, including managing international litigation, providing advice to international HR functions and management, and familiarity with data privacy requirements.
  • Managing outside counsel, maintaining budgets, and coordinating/overseeing litigation matters.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry's first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

Keywords: Westinghouse Nuclear, Erie , Senior Counsel, Other , cranberry, Pennsylvania

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