Allergan Exec Dir, Sr Counsel - Labor & Employment in Madison, New Jersey

Exec Dir, Sr Counsel - Labor & Employment

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

Apr 12, 2018Post Date

178866Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

Allergan is seeking a Senior Counsel – Labor & Employment to work with Human Resources and members of the Legal team on labor and employment matters. The Senior Counsel will report to the Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel - M&A, Licensing, Alliance Management & Corporate Affairs.

This position will be located at Allergan’s U.S. headquarters in Madison, NJ. Occasional travel to other Allergan locations will be required.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Advise Human Resources, Compliance and Legal colleagues on employment and labor law issues.

  • Lead review/resolution process for matters concerning colleagues and their employment with Allergan (e.g., leave of absence, performance management, severance, compliance). Provide counsel and coaching to Human Resources business partners to address matters from the earliest stage.

  • Lead resolution of employment disputes (including mediation) prior to formal litigation/arbitration stage; support litigation team in connection with employment arbitration and litigation.

  • Conduct analyses related to employment level changes arising from acquisitions or other workforce restructurings to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

  • Provide guidance and support for employee relations, including interpretation of policy and agreement provisions.

  • Manage periodic government reporting (VETS, EEO-1, AAP).

  • Remain contemporary in employment law practices; update Allergan practices as needed.

  • Engage and manage outside counsel for above matters as needed.


  • Undergraduate degree.

  • JD from a top law school, with strong grades.

  • At least 8 years of experience (including in a major law firm) with focus on employment/labor law.

  • New York or New Jersey Bar Admission.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • In-house employment law experience; pharmaceutical company experience preferred.

  • Strong communication, analytical, negotiation and drafting skills; attention to detail.

  • Understanding of business functions.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues with sound judgment.

  • Ability to work well with colleagues, senior management and business partners at all levels of the organization.


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.