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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
 
New York City    Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020
 
   
 
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Warby Parker is looking for a Senior Counsel to join our close-knit Legal team, report to our General Counsel, & own a variety of legal matters. In this role, youll advise the People team on a broad range of employment law issues that may arise across Warby Parkers offices & stores. Youll also assist the General Counsel in managing litigation, developing a compliance program, advising business clients on regulatory matters, drafting & negotiating contracts, & researching applicable laws & regulations. While our ideal candidate is able to serve as an in-house generalist, a strong background in labor & employment will set you up for success in this role. Well also count on you to work on dozens of assignments simultaneously & provide practical, clear, & concise advice to each department at Warby Parker. Think youve got the goods? Read on!

What youll do:

  • Provide day-to-day counseling & advice to the People team across a variety of areas, such as employee relations, dispute resolution, leaves of absence & accommodations, wage & hour issues, internal investigations, & compensation & benefits
  • Partner with the People & Retail teams on store openings and, if needed, closings & reductions in force
  • Assist the General Counsel in managing federal & state employment-related litigation & investigations & other matters
  • Assist the Legal team in developing Warby Parkers compliance program, including policy & training documents in the areas of healthcare compliance & commercial transactions, data privacy, HIPAA, & records retention
  • Counsel colleagues on a host of legal questions about contract interpretation, regulatory compliance, patent protection, tariffs & trade, & more
  • Review, draft, & negotiate a wide variety of contracts (e.g., technology vendors, marketing vendors, supply chain agreements)
  • Improve internal forms

Who you are:

  • An attorney with a JD, admission to a state bar, & 46 years of relevant in-house or top-firm experience
  • Equipped with extensive knowledge of labor & employment law
  • Able to draft & negotiate complex commercial agreements
  • Confident in handling tasks & answering questions that youve never faced
  • Capable of assessing both legal & business risks
  • A skillful drafter & issue-spotter
  • A clear communicator whos extremely organized & detail-oriented
  • Collaborative, friendly, flexible, & eager to learn about all facets of our business

Extra credit:

  • Experience representing retail and/or emerging-growth companies
  • Experience in developing compliance policies & programs
  • An interest in lobbying & industry & government affairs

 
 
 
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