Employment Litigation Senior Manger, Senior Counsel Job at Capital One in Richmond, Virginia

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West Creek 7 (12077), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Employment Litigation Senior Manger, Senior Counsel


Capital One’s Legal Department is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join our employment law team in Richmond, Virginia. The primary responsibilities of this position will include active oversight of outside counsel in defending Capital One in all employment litigation throughout the United States. The position will also entail investigating and resolving employment-related complaints, including EEOC Charges, DOL complaints and investigations, whistleblower complaints, and similar complaints and investigations. The position will require occasional travel throughout the United States for litigation-related events and investigations.

Candidates for this position must have a thorough understanding of and experience with employment litigation in federal and state courts, conducting internal investigations, and responding to and resolving complaints filed with government agencies. This attorney will be expected to partner closely with outside counsel to deliver effective resolution of employment lawsuits and complaints. The attorney will also be expected to advise clients on proactive approaches to mitigating legal risk gleaned from litigation matters. This position will report to the Senior Director for the Workforce Conduct Risk and Litigation Team.

Capital One’s Legal Department is a strong proponent of delivering great results through collaboration and strong relationships with our team members and our clients that is best accomplished through regular, in-person engagement. As the Workforce Conduct Risk and Litigation Team and many of its HR clients are located in Richmond, Virginia, this position will be required to work in Capital One’s West Creek facility in Richmond.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing outside counsel in defending Capital One against employment law claims throughout the United States;

  • Investigating and resolving employment-related complaints, including EEOC Charges, DOL complaints, whistleblower complaints, and similar complaints and investigations;

  • Collaborating with an internal team of legal professionals, a network of outside counsel, and business clients to deliver effective solutions to employment law litigation and complaints; and

  • Partnering with business clients to proactively identify legal risks relating to employment law issues and to develop and adopt practices and measures that ensure legal compliance and mitigate these legal risks.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 3 years of legal experience as an attorney litigating employment claims in state and federal courts or at least 3 years as corporate counsel managing employment litigation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a major law firm or Fortune 500 company in-house legal department

  • Extensive experience investigating and responding to employment-related complaints to federal, state, and local agencies, including EEOC Charges, DOL complaints, and similar state administrative complaints

  • Experience conducting internal investigations of employment law complaints

  • Extensive experience responding to letters from attorneys asserting employment law claims

  • Experience in responding to government investigations and audits of employment-related practices

  • Experience investigating and resolving whistleblower and other retaliation complaints

  • Ability to work effectively both in teams and independently, make effective and integrated decisions, and collaborate effectively with associates at all levels in the company

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence others

  • Ability to deal with ambiguous situations, complex concepts and details

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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