Senior Counsel - Employment & Labor Law

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Senior Counsel – Employment & Labor Law

Legal & Compliance Department



Company Overview:

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof. SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a pillar in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental stewardship being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.


Position Summary:

Senior Counsel – Employment & Labor Law serves as lead for all employment-related legal matters.  This role reports to the Assistant General Counsel and collaborates to solve business challenges, manage risk, and plan for SIA’s future.


Outline of duties:

  • Provide legal advice and counsel in connection with federal, state, and local employment laws, wage and hour laws, immigration matters, benefit plans, and ERISA.
  • Manage and support employment and labor litigation and work on special projects related to compliance and employment/labor related matters.
  • Review federal and state discrimination charges and support required investigations.
  • Conduct training and presentations on various employment law issues of legal significance in various forums.
  • Identify legal risks and design plans to mitigate and prevent routine legal risks.
  • Foster collaborative working relationships with internal business clients and executives, and the various corporate departments.
  • Monitor proposed legislation and court decisions related to SIA and evaluate their potential impact on operations.
  • Demonstrate superb attention to detail and the ability to provide timely legal support in a fast-paced practice environment.
  • Have a high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgment requiring minimal supervision.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from an ABA-accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana
  • 5-8 years of relevant legal work experience with demonstrated leadership characteristics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software


Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven record of in-house legal experience
  • Experience in the automotive manufacturing industry.


Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette