Senior Counsel, Employment and Privacy
Job#: 512468
Positions: 1
Posted: 10/04/2019
Job Type:
Location: New York, NY (Corporate Office)
Department: Legal
Category: Legal
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Job Description

Founded in 1818 as a gentleman’s furnishings and haberdashery shop, Brooks Brothers is America’s oldest clothier. For nearly 200 years the brand has defined the standard of dress in America and has evolved into a global lifestyle brand offering complete apparel and accessories collections for men, women and children. Brooks Brothers products are world renowned for innovation, quality, timeless style and exceptional value. As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers has a long history of creating long-term relationships with both our Customers and our Associates. With 280 stores throughout the United States and Canada and more than 650 locations abroad, we continue to grow the brand with a respect for our heritage and a vision for the future.

The diversity of our operations has recently created an opportunity for a new Senior Counsel role in our New York City offices. Brooks Brothers has an opening for an employment lawyer that also has knowledge of privacy laws. This position will report to the General Counsel and Secretary.  

The role will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations. In this role, you will work closely with Human Resources and our business teams to provide day-to-day proactive employment law advice and counsel for Brooks Brothers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide preventive, proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, employee discipline and separations, workplace investigations, severance  programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, unemployment and workers’ compensation, and immigration matters.
  •  Working with the Company’s HR department to develop and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management.
  • Prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices.
  •  Keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise Company on same.
  • Assist with various complex and/or sensitive projects as assigned and support the company on privacy and data security matters. 


  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions.  Member in good standing in at least one State Bar, preferably New York.
  •  Minimum 4-6 years of experience in the areas of employment law, with sufficient experience to handle role responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.
  •  Experience with advising on privacy laws also preferred.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Be an effective communicator with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues;
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and ability to roll-up-sleeves and execute;
  • Be able to weigh risks against operational needs to develop reasoned recommendations, including risk mitigation strategies, and provide sound legal advice;
  • Possess strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to balance competing demands and work autonomously; and
  • Have practical judgment, a high level of professional integrity, self-motivated and ability to maintain confidentiality.


Additionally, Brooks Brothers offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.

We invite you to submit your resume for immediate consideration.

Best Regards,

The Talent Acquisition Team of Brooks Brothers

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to a healthy and safe workplace for all.


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