Posted to MedZilla on 9/19/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Assistant Senior Counsel/Senior Counsel - Employment Law 1701928-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Assistant Senior Counsel Employment Law in our Deerfield, IL office.

Here, everyone matter and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Assistant Senior Counsel Employment Law working on the Global Legal team, you will be empowered to work cross-functionally and partner closely with the business on a variety of issues.


The purpose of this position is to advise human resources and other internal clients on the legal rights and obligations of the company on a broad array of employment law issues.

  • Advises US Human Resources and Takeda managers on various employment matters including, but not limited to, harassment, discrimination, family and/or medical leaves of absence, compensation, and/or disability accommodations
  • Represent Takeda in agency proceedings regarding federal, state, and local agency charges of discrimination, retaliation, or other employment-related allegations
  • Respond to claims for unpaid wages
  • Respond to attorney letters regarding unfair or illegal employment matters
  • Develop and review employee policies and procedures
  • Develop and conduct manager training
  • Direct and manage Takeda s Affirmative Action Plan responsibilities
  • Draft and/or revise compensation, benefit, and/or severance Plan documents, as needed
  • Retain and manage outside counsel on matters, as appropriate


  • Juris Doctor
  • A minimum 4 year of experience in employment law
  • Strong understanding of the various federal, state, and local employment and labor laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII, Section 1981, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, OSHA, and NLRA
  • Experience representing clients in agency fact-finding conferences and mediations
  • Experience drafting and negotiating severance and/or settlement agreements
  • Experience drafting employee policies and/or handbooks
  • Group training and/or public speaking experience
  • Employment litigation experience strongly preferred
  • Experience and understanding of business immigration matters preferred
  • Experience and understanding of ERISA preferred

Licensed to practice law Illinois license preferable (other states considered). Must receive Limited Admission as House Counsel in Illinois within one year of hire, if not already admitted to practice in Illinois


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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Takeda provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual s age, color, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or other legally protected category, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws.

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