• Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel

    City of HopeAzusa, CA 91702

    Job #1688096261

  • About City of Hope

    City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

    Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

    Position Summary:

    The Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel serves as the lead labor, employment, and litigation attorney for the City of Hope enterprise, advising on all labor and employment-related legal issues and managing litigation and investigations as needed. The Vice President is an influential leader that serves as a trusted thought partner to other leaders across the enterprise, collaborating to anticipate, manage and mitigate risk for an agile, diverse and innovative system. The position is a key strategic business partner and legal resource for the Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion functions.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    Serve as a key strategic partner to Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

    Counsel and advise on a broad range of labor and employment law issues, including those under state and federal laws governing EEO, wage & hour, leave of absence, retaliation and whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, trade secret, Title IX, education, and other labor and employment law matters.

    • Areas of advice include: recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation programs, leave administration, payroll, performance management, termination issues, investigations, union grievances and negotiations, DE&I programs, training, enterprise policy development and enforcement, organizational design.

    Monitors legislation, regulations, case law, and government enforcement activities relating to the above substantive legal areas, and provides proactive, strategic advice.

    Manages and drives the strategy for a variety of employment, wage & hour, and other litigation matters as required. Provides legal support for investigations concerning potential violations of applicable policies or laws.

    Drafts, reviews, and analyzes employment-related agreements, including consulting, severance, incentive compensation, and confidentiality agreements

    Labor Relations

    • Manages employment and labor related claims and disputes (including labor arbitrations, mediations, and litigation), including supervising, managing, and evaluating outside counsel, responding to administrative claims from governmental agencies and settlement demands, and negotiating resolution of claims.

    • Negotiates and drafts collective bargaining agreements.

    • Evaluates and communicates legal risks associated with complaints, grievances, charges, employer practices, and other legal matters.

    Counsels and advises on items relating to compliance with federal and state governmental agency requirements, such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the National Labor Relations Board.

    Participates on and/or leads relevant enterprise committees and task forces, such as DE&I policy development and performance management enhancement.

    Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

    • Juris Doctor

    • 20 recent years of relevant and broad labor & employment law experience, including significant advice and counsel experience in a major law firm, in-house setting, or equivalent

    Preferred Experience:

    • Wage and hour litigation experience

    • Experience advising and working on employee and labor issues related to mergers, acquisitions and other transactions

    City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    • Posting Date: Jul 14, 2021

    • Job Field: Business Services

    • Employee Status: Regular

    • Shift: Day Job

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