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Associate General Counsel - Employment

Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2024

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Associate General Counsel - Employment

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and advisory services, is seeking an Associate General Counsel specializing in Employment in its New York office covering U.S. operations. 

Reporting to the General Counsel, this key member of the legal team will assist in protecting the organization's legal interests and provide hands-on support to our HR team, management, and consulting staff. 


  • Act as a business partner to the Human Resources department and company management by advising on employee matters, including but not limited to employee relation issues, employment compliance and legal requirements and employee disputes.  

  • Work closely on senior employee contract and executive compensation matters

  • Manage and execute internal investigations. 

  • Responds to and defends certain employee related claims (i.e., EEOC charges, wage and hour investigations, discrimination claims, etc.). 

  • Provide practical training for risk avoidance and best practices to the business units and Human Resources team. 


  • 8+ years of experience as an attorney with a specialty in employment law. Mix of in-house and external experience preferred, but not required. 

  • Significant understanding of core US employment law principles 

  • Refined employment contract drafting skills to support complex compensation arrangements

  • Experience in handling or overseeing employment cases such as wrongful termination, discrimination, or harassment cases. 

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school 

  • Ability to prioritize and complete zero-defect work products in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to be utilized to effectively communicate with clients and A&M executives. 

  • Strong organizational and project management skills 

  • Takes ownership of issues, is highly responsive and driven to take action quickly. 

The salary range is $175,000- $250,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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