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Legal Counsel - Labor & Employment - El Segundo, CA / Auburn, MA

Company: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Company: KARL STORZ North America (KSNA)

Job Code: 13004

Pay Grade: US-D18

Salary Range: $125,600 - $185,000


KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG based in Tuttlingen, Germany, is a family-owned, global company committed to benefiting humanity by advancing medical technology through innovation and education.

For more than 75 years, KARL STORZ has been dedicated to earning its international reputation as a leader that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness.


KARL STORZ is currently seeking a Legal Counsel - Labor & Employment to join the Americas Global Legal Department.

We are seeking an attorney with experience with U.S. multi-state employment law issues. You will report to and assist senior Labor & Employment counsel by providing legal advice and support to the Human Resources (HR) Departments and managing employment disputes, including litigation.

This role is newly created in a relatively new Legal Department and will directly impact the Legal Department's mission, productivity, and strategic priorities. We are looking for a proactive, resourceful, and trustworthy individual with attention to detail who enjoys building relationships and collaborating with business partners at all levels. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who is comfortable juggling multiple matters on a broad range of subjects, adapting to shifting priorities, using good judgment with sensitive information, driving process improvements, and working with a team.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide counsel and advice to the Company on all employment-related issues, including recruiting, wage and hour compliance, contract or contingent workers, employee relations, performance management, discipline and terminations, internal investigations, reasonable accommodations, leave of absence, work permits, and discrimination.
  • Assist with internal investigations.
  • Assist in developing policies, procedures, and training programs to guide compliance with employment laws.
  • Identify training needs and provide training to managers and relevant departments.
  • Support employment litigation and respond to subpoenas and informal requests for information.
  • Manage and coordinate the Company's response to inquiries and investigations by the Department of Labor, EEOC, or other federal and/or state agencies.
  • Manage and coordinate legal matters handled by outside counsel .
  • Establish and maintain relationships, credibility, and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues.
  • Complete other projects and special assignments as requested by the supervisor and/or Senior Management.


    Our successful candidate will have excellent oral and written business communication skills; be extremely organized; be team-oriented and collaborative; as well as be a proactive and resourceful individual.

    Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • JD from a nationally recognized and accredited U.S. law school
    • 5 years, minimum, as in-house legal counsel (top-tier law firm candidates may be considered) providing substantive labor and employment counseling
    • CA or MA bar license required
    • Ability to do 5-15% overnight domestic and international travel
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with excellent follow-through to meet deadlines
    • Sound judgment, and ability to make and articulate reasoned recommendations
    • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
    • Good team player, with the ability to stay calm under pressure
    • Ability to manage heavy workload in a high-pressure environment
    • High level of familiarity with standard office software and the ability to learn new job-related systems and software.
      Preferred but not required:
      • 7+ years of relevant legal experience as a labor and employment attorney
      • Experience in handling labor and employment matters before federal, state courts and administrative agencies
      • Knowledge of Canadian and/or Mexican labor and employment laws
      • Written and spoken German and/or Spanish language business communication skills.

        Pay Transparency

        The salary range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member's base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

        Credentialing requirements at KARL STORZ

        KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

        Employee Benefits Program Overview for U.S. Locations
        • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!
        • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time
        • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave
        • 401K retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee's first 6% contribution
        • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
        • We prepay your tuition up to $5,200 per year! - Tuition preimbursement
        • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
        • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
        • And much more!
          Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.
          Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.

          To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

          KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

          Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement
          KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at .

          Notice to Employment Agencies
          This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by KARL STORZ's Human Resources team. Human Resources will reach out to our preferred, contracted agency partners in the rare instance additional talent options are required. Your respect for this process is appreciated. KARL STORZ does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. Resumes received which were unsolicited by the KARL STORZ Human Resources department will be ineligible for referral fees.

Keywords: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America, Los Angeles , Legal Counsel - Labor & Employment - El Segundo, CA / Auburn, MA, Legal , Los Angeles, California

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