American Airlines

Director, Senior Attorney

American Airlines - Posted 19 days ago
$126k-188k/year  + Equity


Dallas, TX

Career Level
Executive, Senior
Company size
130k employees

Airport:  Dallas/Fort Worth International

Attorney Job description

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job
  • As a member of the American Airlines in-house legal team, the Director, Senior Attorney – Labor and Employment will provide counsel, advice, and legal support on employment and labor law issues that arise from the day-to-day operations of American Airlines, Inc. 
What you'll do
  • Provides practical, compliant, and strategic legal support and counsel to Company leaders to ensure compliance with employment and labor laws
  • Functions as a labor and employment subject matter expert, including staying current in all applicable legal areas such as Railway Labor Act, Title VII, ADA, FMLA and state and local employment laws, including state and local wage and hour laws 
  • Provides practical, compliant, and strategic legal advice and counsel to Labor Relations, People Business Partners, and Operations leadership on a full range of Railway Labor Act issues, including on administration of multiple collective bargaining agreements
  • Works closely with Labor Relations, People Business Partners, and Operations leadership on issues related to contract interpretation, grievances and arbitrations, and performance management, and assists the business with developing legally compliant, yet practical solutions to employment-related issues
  • Supports labor agreement negotiations
  • Serves as lead counsel in labor arbitrations
  • Strategically and in a cost-effective manner, manages and partners with outside counsel in litigation matters.
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, excellent academic record, and active member in good standing in at least one State bar
  • At least five (5) years of successful experience practicing labor and/or employment law, preferably at a national law firm and/or in-house

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Experience in collaborating with company executives, including People Business Partners, Labor Relations, and union leadership, in the context of a unionized workforce 
  • Strong command of employment and labor laws, regulations, and best practices, including experience with collective bargaining agreements
  • Experience handling or advising on grievance and arbitrations, first chair arbitration experience and experience with Railway Labor Act 

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, changing, and complex environment
  • Ability to render persuasive, diplomatic, practical, and legally compliant advice in a timely fashion
  • Superior problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills, with ability to be highly meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Ability to influence through outstanding collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels and colleagues across internal departments
  • Ability to travel independently, including overnight trips of varying duration
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the ability to build and facilitate long-term relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Believes in, promotes, and embodies in daily actions the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
  • Caring – We care about all team members
  • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
  • Development – We build future leaders
  • Results – We drive to be the best
  • Future – We continually challenge the status quo
What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
Feel free to be yourself at the American

From the team members, we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 63939 

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