Senior Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group
Mar 18, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Contract Type
  • As part of BCG's global team of employment lawyers, you will build a centre of employment expertise within, and be the first point of contact for, BCG's Spanish and Portuguese speaking offices, covering the full range of employment issues including hiring, termination, mobility and immigration, disputes, investigations, regulatory issues, global and local forms and approaches, and advisory support for specific employee issues and counselling;
  • Support all employees of BCG and the firm's new businesses in Iberia, Central and South America, and as needed, assist on other employment matters throughout EMESA (Europe, Middle East, South America, Africa);
  • Partner with other members of BCG's global employment centre of expertise (CoE) on global projects, with the opportunity to lead such projects for the CoE;
  • Coordinate closely with the People teams in Iberia, Central and South America to ensure a consistent approach to policies and decision–making across the global organization;
  • Team successfully across BCG and integrate fully into BCG's Global Legal Team to resolve or support resolution of complex HR and employment legal issues (both internally and matters where it could interface with external parties);
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining Legal Team intellectual property, including template forms, and other materials;
  • Work with and manage external counsel; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Technical and functional expertise desired:
  • Independent and critical thinker with a creative and employee–focused mindset aligned to the principles (rather than arbitrary rules) that maintain BCG's outstanding record as an employer of choice;
  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem–solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives;
  • Talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise quickly and comfortably and the flexibility to deal with a diverse international set of stakeholders and advisors;
  • The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of international laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of BCG's global policies and values;
  • A positive, dynamic, business–focused approach to legal practice;
  • Perform successfully and produce results in a fast–paced, intellectually intense, client–oriented environment;
  • Be a pragmatic, high–energy professional, with personal and professional self–confidence with great judgement in ambiguous situations; and
  • Have the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured, highly collaborative and consensus driven organization.
  • Legally qualified within one of the countries in Iberia, Central or South America with deep strategic and operational employment law expertise in an international organization and experience advising across different jurisdictions within EMEA and/or preferred (including common law jurisdictions);
  • 7+ years PQE of practicing labor and employment law (candidates outside of this range will also be considered if they can demonstrate they meet the overall requirements of the role);
  • Prior experience with a reputable law firm preferable, as well as in house experience within a complex international organization, preferably professional services or similar;
  • Comfortable presenting to both large and small audiences;
  • Experienced at managing outside legal advisers and other providers of expert advice on employee matters; and
  • English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluency; fluency in any other language is a plus.

A variety of cohorts and functions across the company, including local and global HR stakeholders, members of the BCG Global Legal Team, Immigration/Mobility, Finance, and the Partnership. You will report into the Employment group with the Legal Team.