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Legal Counsel

Company: Mercy Retirement & Care Center
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Scion Executive Search (www.scionexecutivesearch.com ) has been retained to conduct the search for the Writers Guild of America West?s incoming Legal Counsel. The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a dynamic, democratic, progressive labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director of Legal Services, Counsel is responsible for enforcement of the Guild?s collective bargaining agreements and writers? contracts (including employment, purchase and/or option contracts) through arbitration, litigation, and proceedings before the NLRB or state administrative agencies. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Handle a large caseload including many cases of substantial complexity Investigate each case and prepare the case for hearing by interviewing potential witnesses, preparing subpoenas, compiling and analyzing contracts, financial records, statistical information, bargaining history and other documentary evidence Conduct arbitration hearings, handle court appearances and other hearings on behalf of the Guild and writers Conduct bargaining history and legal research related to cases and potential cases Write briefs and other legal documents containing analysis of facts, legal and arbitral precedent, legal principles and argument Negotiate settlement of disputes when possible Prepare legal documents for court and other tribunals Advise and assist other Guild departments regarding legal issues and assist executive staff as required by the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director Prepare reports for appropriate persons and entities, such as Executive Director, Assistant Executive Directors, Enforcement Task Force and Board of Directors as required by the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director of Legal Services MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from law school with a J.D. degree Admission to California State Bar required A minimum of three years of related experience A genuine passion and deep appreciation for the mission of the WGAW Must have experience preparing for trial/binding arbitration NLRB and wage and hour law experience strongly preferred Excellent analytical, advocacy and writing skills Must be computer literate Good math skills also helpful COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This amazing, full-time opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact on behalf of the Writers Guild of America West, a labor union composed of thousands of writers who write television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and new-media content. The Guild has been in business since 1933 and offers unrivaled benefits to its employees including a competitive salary based on years of experience, in addition to an exceptional full benefits and retirement package. Benefit plan includes paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for the individual and dependent coverage is only $50.00 per month. There are 12 paid vacation days (amount increases with tenure), 12 sick days, and 10 paid holidays per year. The official work schedule is 37.5 hours per week. There is also a pension plan with vesting after 5 qualified years, a 401(k) with partial match, and much more. This is an opportunity, position, and mission that will inspire you daily! APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: WGAW has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter, in Microsoft Word format, via https://www.scionstaffing.com/job/6922 . Please address applications to: (888) 487-8850-- Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. -- ABOUT OUR FIRM: Scion Executive Search is a retained executive search firm connecting executive nonprofit leadership to nonprofit organizations and foundations across the country. Born out of the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership to benefit your organization. Our executive candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization?s mission! Scion Executive Search has led hundreds of successful executive searches; information on our firm is available online for review via https://www.scionexecutivesearch.com . -- Scion is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principals of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. Apply For This Job First Name: * Last Name: * Email: * Phone: * 0 of 20 max characters Location You Are Seeking Work: 0 of 100 max characters Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Are You Looking for Full-Time or Part-Time Work? 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