Olympus America Inc. Assistant General Counsel in Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Job Duties::

As an Assistant General Counsel working on the OCA Legal team, you will be empowered and inspired to do your best work. You will contribute to our mission by advising business partners and leaders on employee-related issues, mitigating risk, and related legal matters. In a typical day, you will:

  • Assist the Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) in the management of complex employee relations issues; work with HRGs to review and edit complex communications and/or disciplinary documents.

  • Draft agreements to meet the needs of business clients while providing appropriate protections for the company; consult with outside counsel as necessary regarding international legal issues (e.g., tax, immigration, transfer pricing, etc.).

  • Create and periodically update separation agreement templates for HR, and review all separation agreements drafted using that template; review and revise all separation agreements for non-RIF related situations.

  • Work with HRBPs in managing all reductions in force; provide disparate impact analyses; determine appropriate decisional units; work with HR on all related communications; conduct any necessary legal research; draft federal and state WARN notices.

  • Work with EPL insurer to report new matters; issue and manage litigation holds as required; manage litigation strategy with outside counsel; coordinate discovery matters; attend mediations and settlement conferences.

  • Assist with drafting HR-related policies, programs, or benefits (e.g., separation pay plans).

  • Ensure compliance with U.S. federal and state employment/labor laws, staying current with applicable laws, recommending changes to, drafting and/or developing new policies based on changes to laws, sharing information with HR team members responsible for administering policy, and interpreting policy to ensure compliant and consistent treatment of employees.

  • Manage non-competition/non-solicitation issues involving prospective and/or former employees.

  • Assist with commission plan documentation review and in assessing proper FLSA classification of new and existing jobs.

  • Negotiate and draft a variety of commercial agreements.

  • Provide support with general commercial litigation matters, including providing assistance with all aspects of discovery, including responding to interrogatories, requests for documents, requests for admissions, deposition notices, subpoenas and initiating document preservation notices.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements::


  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school.

  • Current membership in good standing in the Pennsylvania State Bar or the ability to become Registered In House Counsel in Pennsylvania.

  • Minimum of 5 years of employment law experience at law firm or in-house at mid-to-large size company is required.


  • 2-3 years of prior in-house experience supporting organizations with large field sales organizations.

  • Experience directly handling or managing litigation.

  • Prior in-house experience with a large, matrixed organization.

  • Experience with medical devices industry is a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to manage outside counsel in both a timely and cost-efficient manner.

  • Knowledgeable of state and federal employment/labor laws and statutes, including but not limited to ERISA, FLSA, Equal Pay Act, ADA, Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, HIPAA, and DOL regulations; IRC knowledge is a plus.

  • Experience advising clients on employment/labor law issues.

  • Demonstrated ability and resourcefulness in performing legal research using subscription-based Internet tools and free websites.

  • High level of detail-orientation.

  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

  • Experience in conducting investigations.

  • Experience with Ethics/Compliance programs.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Job Description:

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. We’re currently looking for an Assistant General Counsel to join us in our Center Valley, PA office.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for assisting the Assistant General Counsel, Employment in managing a portfolio of matters that include a broad range of complex legal issues related to HR, employee relations, employment litigation, general commercial litigation, and risk management. The incumbent provides advice and strategy with respect to various company policies, guidelines, and practices. He/She manages outside counsel, and corresponding budgets and fees, with respect to the handling of both employment-related and commercial litigation, dispute resolution, investigations, audits, and government inquiries.

About Us:

At Olympus, we put a lot of good back into the world, and what we do really matters. We are committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling every day by crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies, microscopy, industrial solutions, cameras, and audio recorders.

We view our relationship with and commitment to our employees with the same passion. Everything we do at Olympus is a reflection of our vision, and everyone here helps to make it a reality. We’re invested in our employees, great ideas, and how they impact the communities around us. We see the world through multiple lenses and come together to find the right answers; the best solutions.



Olympus America Inc

Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Company URL:

Olympus America Inc at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

Posting Locations:

Pennsylvania, Center Valley

Posting Title:

Assistant General Counsel

Work Location:

Headquarters OCA

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Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.