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This is an exciting opportunity to join Livent’s small but growing Law Department. The ideal candidate will have experience in employment law, including OSHA matters, employee benefits, data privacy, corporate compliance, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters.
This is a front-line role for a confident, proactive, business-minded lawyer that can independently manage highly diverse work and demands from all levels of the organization in an efficient and practical manner. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the global Human Resources team on all employment law-related matters.
Support the Total Rewards team on all employee benefits matters, including the administration of payroll, and health and welfare plans.
Assist with reviewing, updating and maintaining human resources and benefits forms and policies.
Work with overseas legal counsel on employee and benefits-related matters relating to operations outside of the U.S.
Oversee and advise on workers compensation matters.
Advise on COVID-19 employer issues, including but not limited to, return to work policies.
Support company-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts through partnership with the DE&I Committee and affiliated employee resource groups.
Serve as primary legal counsel for the company’s ethics and compliance program, ensuring that the company exercises due diligence and sound internal controls to operate with integrity and protect against legal risk.
Develop and document ethics and compliance policies and procedures that meet SEC and SOX requirements, and the DOJ federal sentencing guidelines.
Maintain, implement, and manage all training on compliance-related subjects and hot-line processes.
Provide legal support to any compliance investigations and audits.
Work closely with senior management, internal audit and human resources: (i) to evaluate and respond to suspected compliance violations; and, (ii) for consistent enforcement, disclosure, and remedial action protocols.
Review and draft legal documents and advise employees on compliance issues related to vendors, projects, procurement, sales and marketing.
Identify and work with external legal counsel on data privacy matters affecting the Company, both domestically and overseas.
Provide legal support to the company’s ESG efforts, particularly as they relate to labor and employment.
Participate in business meetings and train on issues related to different practice areas.
Ensure that the company is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; monitor compliance and make recommendations regarding changes to policies or operations.
Participate in the strategic planning process and in the development of department business plans.
Assist with special projects as they may arise.
Travel Required: Limited travel required as necessary to carry out the duties of the role.
Education and Experience
J.D. from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials.
Must be an active member in good standing with at least one state bar (members of either the Pennsylvania or North Carolina state bar preferred).
4+ years combined experience within a law firm and/or corporate legal department (prior in-house counsel experience is a plus).
Knowledge and Skills
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively address and influence all levels of the organization, including the ability to effectively communicate how an issue impacts Livent from both a business and legal perspective.
A practical, hands-on approach to the practice of law.
A business partner who likes working side-by-side with business people and is receptive to opposing views.
The ability to work well both independently and as part of a highly collaborative and an international team, in a fast-paced cross-cultural environment.
A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.
International and ESG experience a plus.
A general understanding of, or an interest in, manufacturing operations.
Learning on the Fly
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on skills and qualifications according to internal compensation scale.
Internal Number: 1245
Livent powers the things that power our lives. From the revolution in electric vehicle batteries and mobile devices to the strong, lightweight alloys and advanced polymers that take innovation further, we harness lithium technology to help the world move forward—cleaner, healthier and more sustainably.
For nearly eight decades, we’ve been harnessing lithium’s potential to change the energy landscape. We are a pioneer in the lithium industry and have a rich history of breakthrough innovations and industry achievements, including partnering with Sony Corporation to develop the first ever Lithium-ion battery for commercial use.
Today, Livent builds on our heritage and is a global leader in the lithium industry with a differentiated product offering, proven track record and sustainability profile. Our customers look to us to meet the most demanding technical requirements, drawing upon our strengths in R&D with our advanced engineering capabilities, industry-leading materials science expertise, fully integrated global supply chain, and passion for continuous improvement and excellence.
Together, we work to safely and sustainably convert lithium’s potential into commercial pro...gress, driving not only incremental improvements and also next generation, transformative opportunities.
For customers at the forefront of the once in a generation shift in how the world powers itself – and the fight against climate change – Livent is the lithium technology partner that’s leading the way.