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Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024


The Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law provides employment law advice and counsel globally. The position reports to IQVIA’s Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

The position will be based ideally in the U.S. Eastern time zone, ideally near one of IQVIA's office locations in Durham, NC; King of Prussia, PA or Parsippany, NJ, in which case it may be a hybrid role. A remote role will also be considered, if candidate is located in the East Coast.


  • 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;

  • Coordinate with IQVIA functions such as the Ethics and Compliance Office, Human Resources, Legal, Finance and Internal Audit, conduct and provide counsel regarding employment-related investigations, ensuring that claims are addressed promptly, thoroughly and appropriately;

  • Draft agreements, including severance and separation 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;

  • 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 and settlement/separation agreements;

  • 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;

  • Engage in Legal Department and Employment Law Group project-related work.


  • Required: JD, bar admission and minimum of seven years of combined firm and in-house employment law experience.

  • Preferred: Knowledge of life sciences and outsource services fields.

  • Willingness to travel on occasion and to meet in person as needed.

  • Excellent judgment.

  • Keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Strong organizational, planning, project management, communication, presentation and influencing 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.

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.

The potential base pay range for this role, when annualized, is $174,400.00 - $323,800.00. The actual base pay offered may vary based on a number of factors including job-related qualifications such as knowledge, skills, education, and experience; location; and/or schedule (full or part-time). Dependent on the position offered, incentive plans, bonuses, and/or other forms of compensation may be offered, in addition to a range of health and welfare and/or other benefits.