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Manager, Legal Affairs

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.
Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.
At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Job description

- Support both large litigation matters, such as class actions, as well as single plaintiff personal injury and employment lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative claims
- Serve as a liaison between Legal Department attorneys and internal business partners, particularly in document collection/ review and policy rollout
- Serve as a liaison between Legal Department and outside counsel, particularly in connection with the production of documents and processing of invoices
- Identify, gather and analyze information and documents for subpoena and discovery responses
- Draft document preservation notices
- Assist with responses to health and safety-related issues
- Draft and coordinate responses to subpoenas and governmental and administrative claims and charges (i.e., EEOC, OSHA and Ministry of Labor)
- Manage docketing and ensure compliance with internal and external deadlines
- Assist with tracking legal developments, identify issues and recommend possible solutions and courses of action to Legal Department's attorneys
- Maintain and update information on Legal Department litigation and contract and databases
- Perform factual and legal research utilizing specialized software (e.g. Westlaw, Pacer) and internal database software and tools to locate, compile and analyze information
Primary Role:
The Manager, Legal Affairs will join the Tapestry, Inc. Legal Department, to support the Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands. This position will report to attorneys in the Legal Department and primarily support the litigation, labor and employment, and health and safety areas. This position is not an attorney-level role.


- A Bachelor's degree or significant relevant work experience
- Two to five years' experience in a law firm or corporate in-house setting
- Experience working with internal or external teams to gather and organize facts and documents
- Work experience using Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) & Adobe Professional
An outstanding professional will have . . .
- Responsive, service-oriented attitude;
- Ability to manage projects, prioritize work, multi-task and respond to shifting priorities;
- Strong analytical/research skills, with ability to work independently and accurately manage large amounts of detailed information;
- Familiarity with legal proceedings and procedures;
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively;
- Proven ability to take "ownership" of projects ;
- Experience developing and managing document review protocols and processes;
- Proficiency with legal research and litigation software, such as Westlaw, Pacer and Relativity;
- Work experience conducting legal and factual research utilizing specialized software;
- Experience and familiarity with litigation and labor and employment law issues;
- Familiarity with employment law and OSHA requirements.
Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
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