Employment Counsel

Spotify

  • Full Time

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 230 million users.

We are looking for an employment counsel to join the band. As employment counsel at Spotify, you will assist in day-to-day employment and labor matters, projects, acquisitions as well as overseeing employment-related disputes.

 

What you´ll do

 

  • Partner with and provide legal guidance to colleagues in Human Resources and other key business partners regarding all substantive employment law areas.
  • Assist with providing employment legal advice in a broad range of employment related matters and projects, both in the US and globally.
  • Draft and counsel on employment-related documents, including contracts, offer letters, agreements and policies.
  • Provide advice and develop strategy with senior leadership on company-wide initiatives affecting employees.
  • Lead employment law-related projects, including process reviews, new policy creation and implementation, and creation and delivery of training programs.
  • Handle and/or provide support on employment-related pre-litigation and litigation matters.
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government oversight activities relating to employment issues and provide proactive, strategic advice to the relevant partners.
  • Counsel key partners concerning employment-related matters in new markets.
  • Provide legal support for Spotify’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
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    Who you are

     

  • You have a law degree (or equivalent) from a respectable law school.
  • You have 5+ years of experience working at a credible law firm and/or in-house with employment counseling.
  • You are experienced in partnering with global partners.
  • You have guided mergers and acquisitions and post-acquisition work.
  • You love to unpack legal problems; you can explain legal concepts to non-lawyers.
  • You are a problem solver, and can stay calm when problems come your way.
  • You are self-motivated, analytic and can identify and handle the matters at hand without being instructed.
  • You can balance lots of simultaneous tasks and triage to make sure the right matters get your attention.
  • You’re willing to dig in on projects.
  • You work well as part of a team — both with other lawyers and with non-legal partners.
  • You are qualified to practice law as in-house counsel.
  • California and international (non-US) experience is desired.
  • You like to seek new challenges!
  • Union experience is a plus!
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    Where you will be

     

  • You will work out of the New York Office.
  • Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. 
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern time zone for collaboration.
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    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.
    This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.