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Transdev Associate General Counsel, Labor, Employment & Compliance in Lombard, Illinois


Transdev U.S. is seeking an experience Employment and Labor Attorney to serve as Associate General Counsel reporting to the General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.

The Role: Building on Transdev’s purpose and values, the Associate General Counsel , will act as a member of the Corporate Legal Department with a concentration on labor and employment law, compliance and labor relations across all divisions of the Company. On a corporate level, the duties may also include general legal assignments in respect to all divisions of the Company. This attorney will report directly to the General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, but work closely and collaboratively with the CHRO, the Executive Committee and business leadership in the field.

This position is based at the Transdev US Lombard, IL (Chicago area) HQ office and will require travel throughout the US based on business need (approx. 20%). Some international travel will be required as well. Local candidates are preferred; however, relocation will be considered for the right candidate.

About Transdev : Cities, counties, airports, companies, and universities across the U.S. contract with Transdev to operate their transportation systems. We empower freedom to move every day, thanks to safe, reliable, and innovative solutions that serve the common good. Transdev U.S. is a $1.2billion company which employs a team of 13,500 across ninety locations nationally and is part of the Transdev group of companies which operate across the globe with 83,000 employees.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal expertise and support to foster compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to employment and labor

  • Provide support to HR in complex employee relations matters (including grievance and arbitration process)

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and practices that mitigate risk and promote compliance with existing and developing laws and regulations

  • Promote and maintain governance and compliance matters generally with strong understanding of location needs and mindset, including working with Human Resources to educate and train workforce in labor and employment law issues

  • Assistance with local labor grievance and arbitrations, workers’ compensation litigation cases, in collaboration with the General Counsel, Human Resources, Labor and Operations

  • Manage outside counsel on all labor and employment litigation as well as managing labor and employment litigation strategy

  • Work closely with the General Counsel on all compliance related domestic matters as well as participate in compliance reporting to the parent company in France.

  • Manage an internal team of union negotiators and oversee their work in terms of various union negotiations.

  • Design and implement training programs to manage risk in the labor and employment space in conjunction with the General Counsel and HR partners.

  • Managing internal investigations related to labor and employment matters


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and JD

  • Licensed to practice in one or more States

Knowledge and Skills:

Evidence of the following demonstrated skills and attributes are essential to success in this position:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid focus and attention to detail

  • Can responsively prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic and time sensitive environment

  • Self-directed individual with ability to work independently yet also work collaboratively with legal team as well as with a highly matrixed internal client base

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complicated legal and business issues into practical and effective guidance

  • Excellent critical thinking, drafting, and negotiation skills with ability to work collaboratively with business partners to identify and allocate risk within contracts and resolve using commercially reasonable terms

  • High degree of integrity and intellectual curiosity

  • Experience with transportation industry, logistics, manufacturing, and/or public procurement are a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen (including cannabis) and background check.

Job Locations USA-IL-Lombard

Posted Date 1 month ago (7/12/2022 2:35 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-23064

Position Category Management & Above

Internal Reference 803

Company/Division Transdev Inc. (Corporate)