Burlington Director, Employment Litigation Counsel in Burlington, New Jersey


If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Director, Employment Litigation Counsel !

Are you a seasoned attorney with expertise in employment litigation? Do you have the proven ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment, effectively prioritizing competing tasks while ensuring deadlines are met? Do you consistently demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and diplomacy? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Burlington is seeking an experienced and talented employment litigator to join the in-house legal team in our corporate office. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned lawyer to do sophisticated legal work in a dynamic corporate law department setting. The attorney will have responsibility for managing employment litigation and arbitration matters on behalf of the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of employment litigation and disputes, including alternative dispute resolution methods. Litigation Counsel is involved in all stages of litigation, including: litigation strategy; reviewing pleadings, motions and briefs; and all other litigation documents.

  • Oversee outside counsel where appropriate, including management of litigation budgets.

  • Under the company’s early dispute resolution program, handle all aspects of the arbitral process from the drafting of pleadings and motions through the hearing and post-arbitration brief.

  • Collaborate frequently with senior leadership to develop litigation strategy and ensure goal alignment across various business teams.

  • Provide rapid, practical, business-oriented legal advice to internal clients.

  • Proactively work to resolve threatened legal matters through investigation to resolution, where appropriate.

  • Ensure the company’s litigation is conducted to the highest ethical standards.

Candidates must have a JD from a highly rated accredited law school. Large firm experience a plus. Must be a member of a State Bar with the ability to obtain New Jersey in-house certification if not admitted in New Jersey. Minimum 7 + years’ litigation experience at a large law firm and/or corporate legal department is required. Moderate travel may be required.

If you...

...are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

...take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

...are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

...believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

...want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You're going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package, including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(K) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2018-86118
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Legal
Evergreen Yes