Attorney (7+ Years Experience)

Office Of The General Counsel: In-House Employment Counsel

New York

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is seeking an experienced employment attorney with significant experience for an in-house position in the Office of the General Counsel.  The In-House Employment Counsel will play a significant role in advising the Firm on employment law matters, mitigating risks, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and Firm policies.  This attorney will support colleagues on employment issues across all offices within the Firm.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal counsel and guidance on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including workplace complaints and investigations, HR-related litigation, terminations, policies and procedures, and overall compliance.
  • Conduct internal investigations and manage all phases of employment-related disputes, including pre-litigation, litigation, and dispute resolution.  Oversee outside counsel as needed
  • Monitor developments in employment and HR-related laws and regulations at local, state, and federal levels to ensure compliance.  Provide proactive, strategic advice to relevant stakeholders
  • Assist with firmwide projects and initiatives, including new policy creation and implementation and the development and delivery of training programs
  • Work closely with internal departments and teams across the Firm, including HR, Attorney Development, Management and Compliance to address legal matters effectively and proactively
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of legal matters and actions taken to ensure transparency and accountability


  • 7+ years of experience practicing employment law, preferably in a law firm or in-house corporate legal department setting
  • Experience with employee investigations, employment litigation, and dispute resolution
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and admission to the NY Bar
  • In-depth knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion

The salary range for this New York position is expected to be between $300,000-$500,000 annually.  Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law.


Skadden’s hybrid work model consists of working Monday through Thursday in the office. Attorneys also receive the opportunity to work remotely for specified periods throughout the year.  Attorneys in our Office of the General Counsel are eligible for the following benefits: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance; 401(k); NY bar registration; on-site fitness center; continuing legal education (in-house, PLI, NY City Bar, Lexis/Westlaw); 4 weeks of paid vacation; and parental leave.

EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability, any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

Applicants who require an accommodation during the process should contact Emily Johnston at (212) 735-3304.

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