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Legal Counsel Employment Law AMERICAS

Posted Jun 26
Full Time

Your role

Do you thrive on managing your own caseload and learning about a variety of business operations? Do you have an interest or some experience in employment law matters? Do you have an interest in litigation or negotiating agreements?

We're looking for someone like this to:

• provide legal advice and guidance on the design and operation of various compensation programs and employee benefits plans
• manage and support regional and global projects relating to human resources, compensation, and benefits practices
• partner with various functions within Human Resources, tax, compliance, and a range of business clients
• learn employment law and provide employment legal advice and support on a range of issues across the Americas and globally
• think strategically and assist with proactive management of legal risk

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Your team

You'll be working in the Employment Legal – Reward and Strategic Litigation team and be in the New York Metropolitan area, Nashville or Raleigh. We're responsible for all compensation related employment legal issues and we support all of the UBS Business Divisions. So, you can be working on something for the Investment Bank in New York in the morning and for Wealth Management in Puerto Rico in the afternoon. You'll work within a team of lawyers (located in Nashville, Raleigh New York, Stamford and Weehawken) and be part of a global team (located in Zurich, London and Hong Kong).

Your expertise

• ideally 3 - 5 years' experience practicing in government, private practice or in-house and some exposure to employment law
• a law degree and are admitted to practice law in the U.S. state in which you are located (or ability to obtain in -house admission as necessary)
• strong litigation experience and in particular exposure to FINRA or other arbitration forums
• experience working with senior stakeholders on sensitive matters
• excellent technical skills, sound critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiating skills, with the ability to apply those skills to a wide range of HR, regulatory, tax and other issues
• self-motivation and capability of delivering solution-oriented, firm but fair, pragmatic, and risk-based advice
• confident and authoritative with strong communication, advisory and negotiation skills

About us

UBS is the world’s largest and the only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors..

We have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries.

Join us

At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it's our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we’re more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

Contact Details

UBS Business Solutions SA
UBS Recruiting

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.