Description:We are searching for a Senior Counsel - labor/employment - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this role, you will support the Director in providing legal counsel and guidance to Texas Children's and its affiliated entities; interact with state and federal agencies as appropriate; provide counsel regarding employment issues and related contractual arrangements; work with and serve as a liaison to outside counsel regarding employment litigation, employee benefits, and other related matters; participate in meetings and serve on committees as appropriate; and lead and support on other matters as assigned by the Director. This role will report up through the Office of the General Counsel.
Think you've got what it takes?
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children's, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
- Juris Doctor Degree (JD) required
- License to practice law in the State of Texas is required.
- If candidate does not have a Texas law license, must have and maintain a license to practice law in another state and get licensed in the State of Texas within 18 months of hire.
- Knowledge of applicable areas of law and proven ability to provide practical legal advice that protects the assets and standing of the organization.
- 2 years' experience as a licensed Attorney required
- 4 years' experience as a licensed Attorney with a focus on labor/employment law and litigation, either in a law firm or corporate setting preferred
- Provide legal counsel and guidance, including written legal opinions and memoranda, to Texas Children's management and staff, under the direction of the Director.
- Act as a trusted advisor and liaison to Human Resources and other departments regarding employment issues across the organization.
- Investigate internal and external employment-based complaints and prepare responses to outside entities, with and without support of outside legal counsel.
- Draft, review, and revise employment and other contractual agreements entered into by Texas Children's and its affiliated entities.
- With assistance of outside counsel, assist with strategy and representation of Texas Children's in formal employment charges and litigation.
- Provide assistance and work with other attorneys in the department on various projects.
Since 1954, Texas Children's has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city's Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children's comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children's care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation's first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.
Texas Children's is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.