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Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Employment

Posted May 23
Full Time
Spring, Texas

The Legal Affairs team is responsible for all of HP’s legal matters, including government relations, brand security, intellectual property, ethics and compliance and legal counsel representation in every region. We are a mix of attorneys and non-attorneys. We value teamwork, engagement, honesty, forward thinking and open communication. We are proud of the culture we have created. By bringing together varied perspectives, we challenge each other and development new and creative solutions. We want to find, grow and keep the very best employees in industry by valuing differences, offering amazing careers and having fun.

Associate General Counsel, Employment

In the dynamic and complex world of employment and labor law, HP is looking for a Senior Employment Attorney to provide legal oversight and strategic thought leadership regarding Labor and Employment for HP’s approximately 55,000 employees spanning 170 countries. This is a great opportunity to join an energetic and collegial legal team and to be a strategic partner to senior leaders, shaping important legal and policy issues for the company.

This Attorney Will

  • Be a self-starting, scalable leader, able to build strong relationships and earn the confidence of HR, the business functions and within Legal Affairs
  • Act as strategic partner for HR organization and senior leaders (including the Chief Human Resources Officer), providing solution-oriented, practical advice on global employment and benefits -related matters that holistically balances legal risk with the advancement of company objectives
  • Partner with the business on highly impactful strategic global issues, such as diversity and inclusion, preventing sexual harassment, and pay equity
  • Advise and analyze risk on an array of employment law matters, including hiring, discipline, termination, accommodation, leave, and wage and hour compliance
  • Develop and deliver training on employment and labor issues on a variety of topics, proactively and in response to specific legal needs and inquiries.
  • Proactively advise on company policies and practices including, among other things, recruiting, global employment agreements, and global sales compensation plans
  • Manage and respond to agency charges and attorney demand letters as necessary
  • Support M&A due diligence and integration for HR in global acquisitions
  • Oversee and support internal investigations of employee misconduct
  • Oversee outside counsel on significant employment matters
  • Coordinate with the in-house and outside litigation teams on employment-related litigation
  • Manage a team


  • JD from an accredited University, with excellent academics
  • Meets local legal license requirements
  • 12+ years legal experience at a law firm or in-house (ideally both)
  • Extensive national and international experience leading multiple, highly-complex, strategic, specialty law projects, issues, and transactions

Knowledge and Skills

  • Deep expertise in US and international employment laws, including experience with workers’ councils and labor unions
  • Strategic and creative thinking, in close partnership with HR and business leaders
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Flexible and able to handle, prioritize, and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously
  • Excellent presentation, networking, and influence skills
  • Experience supporting senior executives
  • Builds trust and collaboration within formal and ad hoc teams
  • Thrives in change
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset
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