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Sr Counsel - Employment Law


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Legal
Job ID:  68628

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?





To strengthen our Legal Team based in our U.S. HQ (Atlanta, GA), we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Senior Counsel, Employment U.S.


You want to work in an environment where you can:

  • Be part of a strong team, working with legal, compliance, human resources and our business units
  • Focus on improving human resources in a global biopharmaceutical business
  • Constantly hone your development as an attorney

You will contribute by:

  • Proactively counseling and providing strategic advice to the human resources (HR) department
  • Proactively counseling and providing strategic employment-related advice to UCB’s U.S. business units
  • Oversee all employment-related litigation and administrative claims, including retaining and managing outside counsel
  • Providing support on other litigation matters
  • Assisting with internal compliance, audits, and HR investigations
  • Overseeing and improving HR-related policies and procedures
  • Managing employment-related trainings
  • Negotiating and drafting HR-related documents, including contracts, non-solicitation letters, policies/procedures, etc.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited US law school
  • Member in good standing of a State Bar Association
  • 8 years’ experience with focus in employment law; preferably at both a law firm and in house


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideally having professional experience providing counsel to the pharmaceutical, medical device or life sciences industry
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues and handle multiple, often complex projects simultaneously


Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.




About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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