In-House Corporate Counsel - Litigation and Employment

City Electric SupplyDallas, TexasFull Time

In-House Corporate Counsel - Litigation and Employment - Dallas, TX City Electric Supply (CES)

Opportunity to join an award-winning legal department of a dynamic global company. With an outstanding track record of success and a reputation for excellence, our legal team has consistently been recognized for remarkable achievements both locally and nationally. CES’s Global Chief Legal Officer has also been consistently recognized as a top 500 business leader in Dallas by D CEO. Great working atmosphere and team environment. We are looking to add another attorney to our team. Are you ready?

About City Electric Supply

  • CES is a rapidly growing, third-generation family-owned electrical supply wholesale business headquartered in a company owned modern high rise near the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.
  • CES is a successful international business that provides its services with the feel of a neighborhood store. CES’s "customer service first" core value is the basis for its continued growth and success for over 70 years.
  • CES employs more than 8,000 people at over 1,100 stores worldwide. 640 of the branches and 4,300 of the employees are located in North America.
  • CES consistently meets or exceeds its goal of adding 40-45 locations per year in North America through organic growth.
  • CES’s in-house legal department is regularly honored through local and national awards for excellence in the legal profession.

Job Summary:


  • Collaborate with business leaders, including the C-Suite, in overseeing all litigation strategies for this multi-billion dollar business. Depending on performance and desire, this position could potentially expand into involvement in various international matters and transactions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the company on employment, labor and benefits law issues, and general litigation, while ensuring consistency with the company's strategic and business objectives. Work closely with human resources to align and support HR's efforts to create and maintain an engaged workforce.
  • Work with human resource professionals to ensure appreciation of employment law risks and take preventative action to head off potential problems.
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of outside counsel in the defense of employment litigation and general litigation.
  • From time to time represent the company as advocate in administrative agency proceedings before agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, OSHA, and government/OFCCP.
  • Assist with enterprise-wide projects that reduce employment law risk for the organization.


  • The applicant should have at least two years of courthouse experience, preferably including some employment law matters.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven track record of accomplishment as a lawyer with strong technical legal expertise and who, when required, can also roll up his or her sleeves and focus on the details of a matter as an individual contributor.
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively and to problem solve, with a focus on current, innovative, and proactive approaches to employment law and general litigation
  • Creative and thoughtful in his/her legal analysis and practices • Values diversity of thought, approach, and experience
  • Has a strong business orientation and acumen
  • Blends functional knowledge in employment law and litigation with an ability to focus on what is "right for the business”
  • Takes a proactive approach to implementing change
  • Models high integrity with impeccable ethics • Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills coupled with a belief in the importance of face-to-face discussions with employees and peers
  • Excellent listener
  • Strong work ethic and able to work well under pressure
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Willingness to work primarily in-office (1 day per week remote)
  • The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and a positive demeanor.
  • We are seeking an enthusiastic team player willing to be an important part of building the legal department as CES continues its rapid growth nationwide.


  • Health, dental, vision, 401K, HSA, paid time off.
  • Benefits At A Glance booklet:
  • 24/7 access to a beautiful state of the art gym with cutting edge equipment, breathtaking views of downtown while working out, locker rooms with marble showers, spa-grade amenities, and towel service. Company-paid membership to mobile personal trainer, Aaptiv.
  • Full access to the Record Spinners -- private shuttles that provide CES employees with free transportation anywhere within the Dallas Central Business District.

Charitable Foundation Charitable Foundation CES encourages and participates in a wide variety of charity through its charitable arm – CES Cares.

EEO Statement CES provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or other protected class status. In additional to the federal law requirements, CES complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. CES also makes reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the ADA. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Misc. This job operates in a professional office environment. This position has no supervisory responsibilities at this time. CES is a drug free workplace. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee in the performance of this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

For further information about CES, visit our website at

Welcome to

An Exclusive Legal Community for the Best In-House Professionals.
Join the Community

Featured Software

Product logo

Ironclad is the digital contracting platform that in-house legal teams rely upon to unlock the power of their contracts data. By streamli...