Senior Attorney - Labor Law 8/26/2016

Confidential Company Dallas, TX

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29270042
AJE Ref #
575989634
Location
Dallas, TX
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our client is a major airlines who is seeking a SENIOR ATTORNEY - LABOR LAW to join the in-house legal team based in Dallas, Texas.

As a SENIOR ATTORNEY-LABOR LAW, you will work directly with Labor Relations, Human Resources, and management and will be responsible for providing counsel and legal advice on labor law matters that arise from the day-to-day operations of the airlines. You will be responsible handling, managing and supporting matters such as grievances, arbitration hearings, lawsuits, and labor negotiations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Serve as lead counsel for labor arbitrations

2. Function as a labor law subject matter expert

3. Stay current with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements

4. Provide practical, compliant, and strategic legal advice and counsel to Labor Relations, Human Resources, and management on a full range of Railway Labor Act issues, including on administration of multiple collective bargaining agreements

5. Work closely with Labor Relations, Human Resources and management on issues such as contract interpretation, grievance responses, performance management, and employee relations

6. Support Labor Relations team during labor agreement negotiations

7. Strategically and in a cost-effective manner, manage and partner with outside counsel in litigation matters

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Juris Doctor (J.D.), active member in good standing in at least one State bar

2. At least five (5) years of successful experience in labor and/or employment law; a combination of experience at a national law firm and in-house is preferred

3. Arbitration experience, first chair experience preferred

4. Extensive labor and/or employment litigation experience, first chair experience preferred

5. Experience in working with unionized workforce and directly with union leadership

6. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to render persuasive, diplomatic, practical, creative, and at all times legally compliant advice in a timely fashion

7. Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially of complex issues, and attention to detail and accuracy

8. If not currently residing in Dallas, willingness to relocate