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CenturyLink Associate General Counsel - International Employment in DENVER, Colorado

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

The Role

Accountable for directing and advising with respect to a specialized area (international employment law; immigration) within the Law Department, which may include management of one or more staff.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Provides legal counsel to the corporation; soundly assesses and effectively manages legal risk; has deep understanding of the business, its objectives, and risk tolerances

  • Provides legal advice, strategic direction and potential solutions on employment issues arising outside of the U.S. (LatAm, EMEA, APAC and Canada) to regional HR and business leaders

  • In partnership with others, identifies, handles and solves international employment issues, such as TUPE and acquired rights doctrines, works council issues, employment contracts, language requirements and anti-harassment laws.

  • Oversees, guides and advises on immigration matters and work authorization (U.S.), as well as global mobility and relocation; manages U.S. immigration paralegal

  • Collaborates with business decision-makers; builds strong relationships with clients as a trusted advisor

  • Has the proven ability to independently handle complex and critical work, to effectively build consensus and to influence senior leadership

  • Effectively manages outside counsel (international and immigration) and associated costs; analyzes and ensures cost effectiveness of all activities within area of responsibility

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • JD degree; in compliance with the rules, including licensing rules, of the State Bar in the state where the attorney is officed

  • 8 + years of legal practice, with an emphasis on international employment law. Demonstrated expertise in at least one region (EMEA, LatAm, or APAC) with developing expertise in other regions.

  • People management experience

  • Strongly Preferred: Expertise in handling employment issues in multiple regions outside the U.S. and in U.S. immigration law


  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Communication and Influence

  • Continuous Process Improvement

  • Ownership and Accountability

  • Engagement and Commitment

  • Innovation; solution-oriented; gets Results

  • Effective Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

  • Customer Focus

  • Business Acumen

  • Collaboration

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 226954

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.