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Sr. Counsel - Employment & Litigation


Roseland, NJ
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JobId: 146535
Job Title: Sr. Counsel - Employment & Litigation
Location: Roseland, NJ
Category: Legal
Employment: Full-Time
Open Date: 2017-12-14T06:04:53Z Close Date: 2022-12-13T00:00:00Z


ADP is seeking a Senior Counsel, Employment & Litigation. The Senior Counsel, Employment & Litigation, will serve as an integral member of ADP's litigation team, focusing on employment law counseling, litigation, and HR compliance. This role has a broad reach, as this individual will work closely with Business Leaders, HR, Legal, the Global Security Organization (GSO) and others in ADP's global organization on providing daily advice and counsel on a wide range of employment law issues, managing a high volume of employment disputes, charges and litigation, leading internal employment investigations, providing legal review for critical HR initiatives, proactively identifying key employment law and HR compliance risks, and driving key HR compliance efforts.

At ADP, we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. If success motivates you, you belong at ADP.

We strive for every interaction to be driven by our CORE values: Insightful Expertise, Integrity is Everything, Service Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Each Person Counts, Results-Driven, & Social Responsibility.


  • Employment Law and HR Compliance SME -- Expertise in general employment law matters in the United States, with meaningful experience in providing advice and counsel globally, including any experience engaging and partnering with outside counsel who can provide local country and region knowledge of statutory law and workers councils interactions
  • Meaningful Litigation Experience -- Direct and substantial experience serving as litigation counsel of record defending employment litigation
  • Hands-On Leadership & Driving Collaboration -- Experience and ability to serve as a leader and critical partner with HR and business stakeholders to drive HR compliance initiatives
  • Analytics & Communication -- Exceptional analytic skills with proven ability to elicit and communicate trends and align on and execute solutions, with leaders of all levels of the organization


  • Providing daily advice and counsel to various ADP business units and functions on all employment law issues, with ability to directly address questions within the U.S. with limited external counsel advice, and to support HR addressing questions with assistance as needed from outside counsel globally
  • Manage substantial volume of individual employment law claims, charges and lawsuits, and any employment class action litigation, and serving as primary point of contact with engaged outside law firms
  • Manage regulatory inquiries, investigations and charges in areas of employment law, including directly handling interactions with relevant regulatory agencies
  • Provide legal analysis on global or regional HR initiatives, to assess legal permissibility, identify and mitigate any legal or compliance risks, and guide HR on operationally balancing business needs and risks
  • Develop and update employment law / HR compliance policies and training, and formulate additional avenues and resources to provide guidance to HR on employment law and HR compliance issues and best practices
  • Track developments in employment law, HR compliance, regulatory enforcement and litigation trends, proactively identify key risks, and develop and implement solutions to mitigate risk and ensure HR compliance
  • Responsible and accountable for HR compliance, and active participation in HR compliance governance


  • Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degrees
  • NJ Bar membership required (may be NJ limited in-house counsel license)
  • Eight (8) or more years of law firm (preferably with top law firm) or relevant in-house experience
  • Preferred practice areas (global experience preferred): employment & labor, compliance, litigation (class action litigation and jury trial experience preferred)
  • Solid academic record, strong analytical skills, and outstanding level of personal integrity and ethics
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills - able to give and receive constructive feedback, work comfortably across organizational boundaries, quickly gain the credibility and respect of associates at multiple levels, work independently, influence outcomes and effectively communicate -- verbally and in writing - at the highest level of the organization
  • Must be able to work on a large number of projects simultaneously, work under pressure to meet deadlines and take substantial responsibility for completion of projects (project management skills preferred)
  • Must be able to propose solutions to problems taking into account both compliance and business concerns
  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Proficiency in e-discovery and forensic investigations required


Software in the Cloud. Experts on the Ground:
ADP powers the working world with comprehensive solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the \"Most Admired Companies\" by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by Forbes® as one of \"The World's Most Innovative Companies,\" ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 65 years of experience as one of the largest providers of human capital management solutions world-wide.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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