Corporate Counsel at Zayo

| Greater Boulder Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

Zayo is seeking an in-house attorney to manage and assist in managing Zayo’s global litigation and claims. This position will provide legal advice and manage both complex and routine litigation as well as potential litigation and claims involving the company. This position will also provide advice and counsel concerning employee relations matters and claims.

Zayo is a dynamic company. We are looking for a self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to have a lot of autonomy and responsibility and a varied mix of work. This position will work directly and closely with the business as well as the rest of Zayo’s legal team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Advising the business on a broad range of potential disputes and their resolution

  • Negotiating and resolving pre-litigation claims asserted against the company in collaboration with the business

  • Managing affirmative actions on behalf of the company

  • Drafting correspondence, motions, briefs, discovery and discovery responses relating to litigation, disputes and claims

  • Managing internal document production in connection with claims and litigation

  • Managing outside counsel fees and budgets, negotiating fee arrangements and managing cases to minimize litigation costs

  • Advising the company on key developments, strategy, settlement and other key decisions respecting claims and litigation

  • Attending mediations, depositions, settlement conferences, trials, etc. on behalf of the company

  • Maintaining a database of all litigation/claims matters in the company, reporting on the same on a regular basis to senior management, and external auditors

  • Working with financial reporting team and business leads on accruals

  • Managing insurance claims, demands and suits

  • Providing advice and counsel to People Operations and business segments concerning labor and employment law issues and employee relations matters

  • Managing global employment claims and litigation 

  • Training managers and People Operations concerning labor and employment law issues and employee relations matters

  • Conduct investigations, interview, document assembly, and document preservation in support of company’s response to external claims and litigation and internal complaints

  • Advising and managing customer payment disputes, collections issues, and bankruptcy claims

  • M&A due diligence relating to litigation and claims

  • Responding, on behalf of the company, to attorney letters and agency matters including charges and government-initiated inquiries and audits, subpoenas and garnishing orders

  • Pursuing and resolving network damage recovery claims

  • Ability to travel at least 10% of time to meet with business and outside counsel and attend legal proceedings

 

Qualifications

  • Law Degree and Bar Admission required

  • 3 years of relevant post-bar professional experience required

  • Prior experience with general commercial litigation required

  • Prior experience with labor and employment issues and litigation required

  • Experience in formal and informal dispute resolution included direct negotiations and mediation

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required

  • Ability to communicate with other personnel and external parties through strong, organized writing and verbal skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills, including management of projects and workload and setting goals and priorities

  • Team player able to work cooperatively with business people and outside counsel to find practical and creative solutions

  • Computer and software systems experience

  • Prior experience successfully operating in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment

 

Rewards

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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