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Corporate Counsel - Employment & Compliance

Auto req ID: 6465 
Title: Corporate Counsel - Employment & Compliance 
Job Function: Legal 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. Join our team as a Corporate Counsel - Employment & Compliance.

Job Summary

The Employment & Compliance Attorney is responsible for supporting HR and the global compliance program of Harley-Davidson, Inc. and its affiliates.  This position will focus on: (1) providing day-to-day employment law advice on a variety of topics, including FMLA, ADA, discrimination, counseling, discipline, documentation, terminations, investigations, wage & hour, collective bargaining, compensation and other matters and (2) analyzing and addressing issues that may arise with the Company and its global third-party business partners under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other related laws. With respect to compliance, this position will be responsible for managing various FCPA and compliance program efforts, providing related trainings, and working with business stakeholders to address issues and ensure compliance throughout the Company. With respect to employment, this position will be responsible for monitoring relevant federal, state, and local legal developments, working with HR to remediate any non-compliant employment practices from recruitment through termination, review and approve severance agreements, and provide training to HR and business professionals as required. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Administers the delivery of legal services in the identified practice areas and otherwise as needed.
•    Actively supports Legal Compliance program initiatives.
•    Seeks continuous improvement opportunities within scope of responsibility.
•    Tracks legal trends and makes recommendations for continuous improvement as appropriate for Harley-Davidson.
•    Reviews, drafts, and revises policies, practices, procedures, communications, trainings, etc. in response to legal and regulatory requirements.
•    Prepares and delivers training regarding legal, regulatory, and corporate policy compliance.

Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree RequiredEducation Specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Qualified candidates will be licensed to practice law in the United States, a member in good standing with a State bar, and the ability to become a member of the Wisconsin State bar.
Experience Requirements

•    Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.
•    Minimum of eight years of law firm or corporate legal department experience.
•    A high level of integrity, excellent judgment and analytical skills, and the ability to identify all relevant issues.
•    Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills (including good listening skills).
•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-functional stakeholders to implement compliance initiatives across the business.
•    The ability to lead and work well in a team environment.
•    Organization, planning and research skills.
•    An ability to provide sound legal advice that is responsive to the business needs of Harley-Davidson, Inc. and its subsidiaries as well as responds to clients’ needs consistent with corporate strategies and objectives.
•    An appreciation and awareness of the legal/business interface.
•    An ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and lead several projects in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 

Salary Range
$100,000.00 - 198,000.00
per Year
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Milwaukee, WI 53201, US