Employment Counsel

CventTysons, VirginiaFull TimeOn Site

Job Description

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,800 employees and ~22,000 customers worldwide, including 53% of the Fortune 500. Founded in 1999, Cvent delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform for marketers and event professionals and offers software solutions to hotels, special event venues and destinations to help them grow their group/MICE and corporate travel business. Our technology brings millions of people together at events around the world. In short, we’re transforming the meetings and events industry through innovative technology that powers the human connection.

The DNA of Cvent is our people, and our culture has an emphasis on fostering intrapreneurship – a system that encourages Cventers to think and act like individual entrepreneurs and empowers them to take action, embrace risk, and make decisions as if they had founded the company themselves. At Cvent, we value the diverse perspectives that each individual brings. Whether working with a team of colleagues or with clients, we ensure that we foster a culture that celebrates differences and builds on shared connections.

Cvent is seeking an In-House Employment Counsel to join our Legal Department at our corporate headquarters located in our Tysons Corner, VA. The ideal candidate will be a team player, with a collaborative attitude who can also work autonomously. Key to this role will be to get out ahead of potential issues, assess and manage employment law risk, and offer practical, creative solutions to our cross-functional business partners. Must be willing to tackle tasks outside your area of expertise and be able to adjust to a rapidly evolving business landscape. The role is based in our headquarters in Tysons, Virginia. 

In This Role, You Will:
  • Provide day-to-day strategic advice and employment law counsel on a broad range of employment issues primarily in the U.S., but also internationally, considering global and regional needs
  • Guide and advise on the development and implementation of employment policies and practices to ensure best practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including the following:
      • hiring practices
      • performance management & terminations
      • employee relations
      • internal investigations
      • work accommodations
      • wage and hour compliance and compensation and benefits
  • Conduct training for human resources professionals and management
  • Provide legal guidelines and support regarding the company’s contingent workforce and agency workers
  • Strategically manage any employment litigation matters and pre-litigation employment disputes
  • Draft and update employment-related agreements, templates, and documentation
  • Support the company’s commitment to a discrimination and harassment free workplace by assisting on employment compliance projects as needed and providing training to managers and employees
  • Support merger and acquisition transactions and related integration of employees

Here's What You Need:
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing with at least one state bar, and willingness to apply for the Virginia Bar
  • 5+ years of experience in private practice or a corporate legal department, including experience with a highly-regarded firm or organization
  • Ability to research and advise on complex legal questions
  • Self-motivation with the ability to spot and analyze complex issues, get out ahead of problems, drive projects, and execute pragmatic and creative legal and business solutions on a timely basis
  • Flexibility and willingness to approach legal challenges with an entrepreneurial mentality
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and analytical skills with demonstrated strategic thinking and risk analysis
  • Ability to demonstrate judgment, personal integrity, discretion regarding confidential matters, and inter-personal skills with the ability to establish productive relationships externally and internally at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to multitask and pivot quickly to evolving priorities
  • Must be able to research legal questions and provide written and oral advice


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with global employment laws
  • Familiarity with pay equity and pay transparency laws
  • Legal expertise in ADA, FMLA, ACA and related leave, disability and benefits laws
  • Legal expertise in wage & hour law counseling


Physical Demands

We are not able to offer sponsorship for this position.

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