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Counsel - Litigation and Labor Employment

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169


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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  


Position Summary

An adaptable, solutions-minded attorney who will: (a) manage litigation docket and oversee one legal assistant responsible for day-to-day litigation matters, (b) be on point and manage substantially all commercial and employment disputes and related litigation matters, and (c) work with CDK North America Human Resources department and outside employment law counsel to advise on employment issues and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions


  • Responsible for litigation management, including oversight of outside counsel, developing and implementing litigation strategy on a wide variety of day-to-day litigation matters and working with various business units to provide risk assessments and reduce litigation exposure
  • Manage and evaluate outside counsel, establish and manage budgets and control costs
  • Advise company management as necessary with respect to litigation matters, including with respect to loss reserves
  • Coordinate litigation discovery, including litigation hold compliance, collection of responsive documents, interviews, depositions, interrogatories, etc.
  • Provide pre-litigation counseling and dispute resolution negotiation
  • Lead internal investigations involving compliance and ethics-related matters, including conducting interviews and preparing reports and opinions based on findings
  • Identify trends and emerging issues, and analyze new legislation, regulations and court decisions impacting the company’s operations
  • Work on various projects as the General Counsel may assign from time to time, including corporate compliance projects, projects with members of the executive leadership team and department management projects


  • Advise North America HR department on employment issues and work with internal clients and outside counsel to ensure compliance with all employment-related matters
  • Serve as trusted advisor to the business, providing advice and counsel on employment law issues including hiring, discipline, terminations, pay and benefits. Counsels HR, local management and supervisors on handling employee relations matters, including employee counseling, and discipline issues
  • Manage and support outside counsel in the prosecution or defense and resolution of employment related claims and litigation
  • Provide legal support to HR in the investigation and preparation of responses to administrative claims
  • Review and provide input on corporate employment policies and procedures, including impacts of FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, state Worker’s Compensation and Employment discrimination laws
  • Assist in developing, implementing, improving and reviewing ethics and compliance training

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • JD; admitted to practice law in at least one state; eligible for admission to Illinois bar as in-house lawyer
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Substantial experience with commercial litigation
  • Wide-ranging employment law counseling experience
  • Pragmatic, solutions-minded advocate
  • Quick study with unbounded curiosity
  • Team player, willing to pitch in wherever needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills (balancing multiple projects/priorities)
  • Basic understanding of business concepts and desire to learn more


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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