Job Category Office of General Counsel
Level Senior Manager
Specialty/Competency IFS - Office of General Counsel (OGC)
Time Type Full time
Travel Requirements Up to 20%
Job ID 492235WD
Location(s) DC-Washington, NY-New York

A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm's legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You'll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm's client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees. As part of our team, you'll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You'll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

The employment lawyers provide specialized legal advice on matters (including investigations, pay practices, recruiting, performance management, transactions, policies, procedures, contracts, benefits and immigration matters). The group oversees and provides strategic management of disputes by employees or partners. Employment lawyers provide direct support to business leaders across the segments working closely with People Teams, Partner Affairs, Ethics & Compliance and National Benefits.

Job Requirements and Preferences:
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum Degree Required:
Juris Doctorate

Minimum Years of Experience:
4 year(s) in progressively responsible post-qualification legal experience in the field of employment law, either at a recognized law firm (or a combination of law firm and in-house).

Certification(s) Required:
Admitted to practice law in New York state and is in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Knowledge/Skills:
Demonstrates intimate-level abilities and/or a proven record of success as an employment law litigator and counselor:
  • Demonstrating proven technical acumen, ability to learn quickly and high level of agility to enable client strategy;
  • Identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing best-in-class legal advice that is practical, often on a time-sensitive basis;
  • Developing recommendations independently that demonstrate prudent judgment;
  • Teaming and collaborating well with colleagues, clients and counterparties;
  • Managing multiple cases/matters/projects with care and attention to maintain project management and meeting deadlines;
  • Managing pre-dispute and dispute matters to strategic advantage of client;
  • Demonstrating thoughtful selection, instruction and supervision of external counsel to drive value from legal spend; and,
  • In-house employment law experience (including secondment experience) preferred.

Learn more about how we work:
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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