Regional Employment & Litigation Counsel

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Job description

The Employment & Litigation Counsel will be responsible for managing and supporting a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters, as well as providing day-to-day pragmatic legal counsel as a business partner on a full range of employment, compensation, and benefits issues.


Primary Responsibilities will include:



  • Assist and advise WeWork business partners, particularly colleagues in the People Team, on a broad range of employment law matters including employee relations, onboarding, compensation, benefits and all other aspects of the employment relationship.

  • Review, negotiate and draft legal documents with respect to the employment relationship including employment agreements, reward documents, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and policies

  • Update the People Team on changes in the law and provide training on employment law topics relevant to the People Team.

  • Provide advice (as required as well proactively) to the People Team on employment related statutory requirements and local laws across 8 jurisdictions (Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia). Provide oversight and counsel to the People Team on internal investigations.

  • Defend the Company in any employment litigation or pre-litigation disputes and oversee outside counsel as necessary or appropriate

  • Support any employment related regulatory inquiries including administrative agency matters pertaining to wages, equality, etc.


Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Run internal fact investigation

  • Develop case strategy in partnership with business units and driving cost-effective resolution of litigation disputes

  • Manage outside counsel

  • Legal research and writing for matters where outside counsel is deemed unnecessary (e.g., responses to letters of demand, position statements, etc.).

  • Review and approve pleadings and motions and attending court hearings and depositions

  • Coordinate discovery, including collection and production of materials

  • Provide legal advice to business functions on a wide variety of pre-litigation issues arising from business-as-usual activities

  • Keep management and business units apprised of litigation developments and strategy



  • a lawyer qualified in a common law based jurisdiction

  • Preferred years’ experience: minimum 4-5 years full-time employment in an in-house legal department with a focus on employment law

  • Proven experience in employment law across most of the following jurisdictions: Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.

  • Experience handling litigation or pre-litigation matters 

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and writing skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate complex legal information in a commercially savvy manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build strong working relationships at all levels of management and work on cross-functional teams

  • Able to operate  both independently and in a team environment

  • Strong collaboration skills and flexibility in operating within a global team with NY leadership

This role can be based in either Singapore or in Australia.


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