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100% remote-Canada-Corporate Counsel Specialist

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Date: Sep 11, 2022

Location: Remote, NS, CA

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 188493 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a 100% remote-Canada-Corporate Counsel Specialist to join our team in Remote, Nova Scotia (CA-NS), Canada (CA).

Employment and Litigation Counsel, NTT DATA, Inc.


This role involves oversight of business litigation and employment litigation matters, in addition to advising and counseling Human Resources professionals and business leaders on employment and labor law compliance.  The role pertains primarily to U.S. matters, but may include supervision of matters in other countries, including Canada and India.  Depending on the candidate’s skills and experience, responsibilities may eventually expand to cover more strategic responsibilities.  This position reports to Senior Counsel, VP and is available immediately. Work is primarily remote but will occasionally involve travel.


The duties of the position include the following: 


  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation Management:
    • Manage and resolve business and employment disputes through negotiation and other mechanisms. 
    • Represent the Company before administrative agencies.
    • Work with business leaders to set strategy and direction for ongoing matters.
    • Direct and manage outside counsel in employment and business litigation.
  • Employment Law Counseling and Advice
    • Provide employment and labor law advice and counseling on a range of employment law issues (e.g., workplace investigations, performance management and discipline, terminations, reductions in force, leaves of absence and accommodation of disabilities, wage and hour issues, recruiting, federal contractor/OFCCP compliance, and the use of subcontracted or contingent workers). 
    • Assess and audit compliance requirements and legal risk under federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and advise HR of new developments and requirements.
    • Work collaboratively with HR professionals to develop solutions to complex human resources issues that appropriately balance compliance concerns and business needs.
    • Develop, review, and periodically update HR policies.


  • Training
    • Develop and conduct training for managers and HR professionals on topics involving employment law compliance and HR best practices.


Requirements for the Position:

    • J.D. degree
    • Member in good standing of any U.S. state bar or Provincial bar.
    • At least 3 years minimum experience at a law firm in all aspects of litigation, including informal dispute resolution, discovery and e-discovery, pleadings, mediation, pre-trial, and trial.
    • Experience with employment law practice (in-house or law firm), including Title VII, ADEA, OWBPA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, WARN, OFCCP and other federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. 
    • A combination of law firm and in-house experience is preferred. 
    • Excellent analytical ability and professional judgment in employment and business law matters.
    • Excellent human resources problem solving skills; experience and skill in balancing business needs and potential compliance risks.
    • Judgment, objectivity, professionalism and integrity necessary to for addressing sensitive, confidential, complex personnel issues.
    • Ability to advise senior executives, business leaders and HR professionals.
    • Ability to collaborate with other members of the legal team, HR professionals, and business leaders on a broad range of matters, projects and initiatives.
    • Superior oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize many tasks to deliver timely, high-quality work.


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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