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Counsel - Employment & Data Privacy

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description


Provides legal services and advice in the areas of Labor & Employment and Data Privacy to members of the Company’s HR department and other Company personnel, including in consultation with outside counsel where necessary.  The scope of the role is global.  

Job Responsibilities
  1. Provides legal review of and advice regarding various Company agreements and other documents, including as to the drafting thereof and risks associated therewith
  2. Manages the protection and enforcement of legal rights in respect of Company assets, including development of related documentation and filings
  3. Manages litigation matters in assigned area(s) of responsibility, including the engagement and oversight of outside counsel
  4. Leads or supports, as needed, meetings of internal committees related to assigned area(s) of responsibility
  5. Acts as a legal resource to various internal departments as needed (e.g., to Corporate Development for due diligence activities in assigned area(s) of responsibility)
  6. Provides relevant training to employees in the businesses
  7. Develops relevant Legal Department processes and practices relating to assigned area(s) of responsibility
  8. Performs other duties as assigned
Job Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide prompt, practical counsel and creative solutions in all areas of responsibility while minimizing risk
  • Ability to identify changes in law and oversee compliance, propose guideline and practice changes, and effectively educate and train internal clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking capabilities
  • Detail-oriented, organized, responsive to client needs
  • Proven capability to balance a variety of high priority projects simultaneously
  • Solid computer skills including extensive knowledge of specialized software related to assigned area(s) of responsibility
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location
Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
Experience Requirements

Minimum five years of experience as an attorney (or equivalent substitute experience) in a firm or corporate setting required

Physical & Environmental Requirements


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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