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TIAA Director, Associate General Counsel in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


TIAA is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2018) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.


TIAA seeks an experienced attorney to join our Global Employment, Benefits & Labor Law (Global EB&L Law) department as a Director & Associate General Counsel. This role will be based at TIAA’s corporate campus in Charlotte, NC and will report to the Head of Global EB&L Law. The role will support one or more lines of business or corporate functions, including TIAA Bank.

Global EB&L Law is the company's legal advisors for labor, employment, compensation and benefits matters. The attorneys in the department have extensive experience advising management on the broad spectrum of laws and regulations impacting the workplace. They also manage employment-related litigation, administrative charges and regulatory actions.

Matters on which the group provides advice and counsel include the following: fair employment practices such as equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, anti-harassment and accommodation; incentive compensation programs; restrictive covenant and other asset protection strategies and enforcement; employment contracts; individual employment rights; employee benefit plans; employee relations; employee leaves; affirmative action; contingent worker/independent contractor issues; employment issues in business restructuring and reductions in force; occupational health and safety; immigration; unemployment insurance and workers compensation coverage; performance management, employee discipline and employee retention; diversity strategies; labor relations; employment-related investigations; wage-and-hour compliance; employee policy development, review and enforcement; employment best practices training; employment practices risk reduction strategies; employment issues in mergers, acquisitions and subsidiary relations.



  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and memberin good standing of state bar in North Carolina orqualify for in house counsel status in NC

  • 6+years of law firm and/or corporateexperience focused exclusively or primarily on employment law mattersincluding experience providing advice and counsel on legal issues andrepresenting clients in regulatory matters, litigation and other legalproceedings

  • Experience advising on federal, state and localemployment laws and regulations

  • Litigation experience with employment-related legalclaims


  • Ability to quickly identify, analyze and proposesolutions to legal issues

  • Ability to thoughtfully balance business needs withlegal obligations

  • Strong drafting skills

  • Well-organized and able to manage numerous projectssimultaneously under deadline pressure with minimal supervision

  • Strong advocacy skills and experience

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1718257

Field: Legal, Compliance, & Risk

Company: TIAA

Post Date: Apr 05, 2019