Senior Counsel Employment & Operations

Employer
Erickson Living
Location
Catonsville, MD
Posted
Sep 11, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Erickson Living is uniquely positioned to expand its' market position as the leading developer and manager of twenty continuing care retirement communities in the US. As it grows, Erickson Living will continue to build upon its mission to help people live better lives. This growth requires a strong leadership in critical roles to expand our legal team. We are currently searching for a Senior Legal Counsel, Employment & Operation to support the Associate General Counsel and others in specific functional areas concerning the legal affairs of the Company. The position requires support of the director level staff at the communities and the senior level members of the corporate staff. Senior Counsel, Employment & Operations Job Duties and Responsibilities Include: Oversee the research of questions of law for various functions and formulate recommendations to the VP, Associate General Counsel-Operations for consideration as legal positions of formal legal opinions and policies for the Company. As assigned, manage independently within the legal policy guidelines, the legal issues arising from a functional activity of the company or for a community. Examples of these types of areas of responsibility which may arise are as follows: Support the human resources staff with daily advice concerning offer letters, discrimination claims, disciplinary matters and the like. Manage outside counsel for employment law claims and litigation Create and give training to HR and Operations business partners Provide regulatory counsel for licensing of a CCRC, support sales staff with approved resident documents and training programs. Provide comprehensive legal advice to a community as its on-site or corresponding counsel. Review and draft contracts for operating communities. Provide legal support for the development of a new community, including by way of example, review of licensing requirements, formation documents for the new community, or similar . Act as the direct liaison with outside counsel on a matter of pending litigation or threatened litigation to manage the cost of such litigation and to provide for the best possible chance to procure a positive result in such a matter. Assist in the planning of legal department budget allocations and the budgets for outside legal service budgets as part of the annual business plan cycle. #LI-POST #LI-HS!To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Graduate of an accredited law school is required. 7-10 years of experience focused on employment and operational matters. Admitted to the Maryland State Bar.