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Corporate Counsel III - Employment and Litigation Counsel

$138,600- $232,850/ year
Posted Jun 07
Full Time
RemoteNew York

Position Type

Full time

Type Of Hire

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired

Bachelor's Degree

Travel Percentage

10 - 15%

Job Description

The world of finance moves fast. At FIS, we’re faster. Our teams are empowered to learn, grow, and make an impact–in their careers and communities. We deliver innovation that advances the way the world pays, banks and invests. If you want to grow personally and professionally, we’d like to know~ Are you FIS?

About The Role

In this Corporate Counsel role, you will manage legal business matters to protect the enterprise’s rights as it relates to employment law and human resources matters. You will work closely with the human resources management teams as well as senior management and external counsel to ensure that the company's employment practices are in accordance with the law. You will also draft, review, and negotiate employment-related agreements and documents, such as offer letters, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, and employee handbooks. You will be involved in internal investigations, employee relations matters, employee and executive compensation and benefits matters, and ethics matters. As part of a legal team with 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals, your focus will be on employment law, corporate compliance, employment litigation support and transaction support.

About The Team

The FIS Legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel.

What You Will Be Doing


  • Providing legal advice and guidance to the enterprise and its business units on a wide range of employment law and human resources matters, such as human resources policies, employee compensation and benefits, employee ethics matters, disputes, investigations, compliance and litigation
  • Performing legal research and analysis on employment law issues, including compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Handling employment-related complaints and litigation, human resources regulatory compliance, separations and settlements, hiring and compensation negotiations, and managing corporate business practices as it relates to employment law and employment practices
  • Provide practical, solution-oriented legal and strategic counsel to executives and colleagues on strategy, risk assessment, negotiations, and execution as it relates to employee-related matters
  • Identify, evaluate, and address complex and strategic legal issues

What You Bring


  • Requires a law degree, such as a Juris Doctor or other comparable degree. Must be admitted to practice law in the appropriate jurisdiction
  • Six (6) or more years of legal experience with a primary focus in labor and employment law in a corporate in-house or law firm environment
  • Excellent knowledge of US employment laws and regulations, such as Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA, and EEO
  • Strong communication, research, writing, and analytical skills, including drafting of general commercial documents, such as offer letters, separations and litigation documentation, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various labor and employment issues
  • A high level of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality, and be able to handle sensitive and complex employment matters with discretion and sound judgment
  • Experience advising clients in a complex, diversified, global organization
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced business environment and driving complex projects to completion

What We Offer You

At FIS, we hire the best. In return, you receive exceptional benefits including~

  • Opportunities to innovate in Fintech
  • Tools for personal and professional growth
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment
  • Resources to invest in your community
  • Competitive salary and benefits

FIS is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive compensation. The pay range for this full-time position is $138,600.00 - $232,850.00 and reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position based on the posted role, level, and location. Within the range, actual individual starting pay is determined additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Any changes in work location will also impact actual individual starting pay. Please consult with your recruiter about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice .

EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer~ In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.