Senior Director, Employment Law (R1106290) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

The Senior Director, Employment Law will provide employment law advice and counsel globally. The position will be based in Durham, North Carolina and will report to IQVIA’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.


The responsibilities of the Senior Director, Employment Law include:

  • Work closely with Human Resources, the business and other company functions to support execution of the business strategy in a practical and compliant manner; serve as a senior legal advisor providing advice on range of employment law matters
  • Advise management and Human Resources as to all employment law issues, including hiring, onboarding, leaves of absence and accommodations, performance management, discrimination, harassment, reorganizations, employment policy development and implementation, wage and hour issues, worker classifications and other employee relations matters
  • Coordinating with IQVIA functions such as the Ethics and Compliance Office, Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Quality and Internal Audit, conduct and provide counsel regarding employment-related investigations, ensuring that claims are addressed promptly, thoroughly and appropriately
  • Draft agreements, including severance, separation, restrictive covenant, retention and other employment-related agreements
  • Review, assess and enforce restrictive covenant agreements
  • Provide counsel regarding works council and labor matters
  • Represent IQVIA, working with outside counsel as appropriate, with respect to employment-related disputes, including negotiation, mediation and litigation
  • Manage outside counsel including as to expenses and strategy
  • Support continuous improvement of Human Resources and employment law-related tools, process and procedure
  • Conduct due diligence of employment-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and support related integration efforts
  • Draft and/or review documents, including correspondence with opposing counsel, EEO position statements, mediation statements, pleadings
  • Review reductions in force
  • Monitor federal, state, and local legal developments and advise on compliance with same
  • Create and deliver management and employee training programs as needed
  • Assist with responses to subpoenas, personnel file requests and similar requests
  • Conduct legal research and analysis of complex legal issues
  • Oversee paralegal work as needed
  • Engage in Legal Department and Employment Law Group project-related work


  • JD, bar admission and minimum of seven years of combined firm and in-house employment law experience
  • Excellent judgment; keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, project management, communication, presentation and influence skills
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic, high-level of professionalism, and team-oriented approach
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative and effective relationships across all levels of a large, complex organization
  • Ability to approach and solve complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful, creative, and analytical fashion
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts to business partners, provide practical advice, build consensus, and collaborate with clients to address business needs in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong business acumen and pragmatism
  • Global employment law experience
  • Knowledge of life sciences and outsource services fields preferred
  • Willingness to travel on occasion

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1106290