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Denniston Fellow

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:34:35 PM
  • 2841785
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Corporate Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United States; Connecticut; Norwalk


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
GE offers a one year fellowship to a recent law school graduate. This Bracket Denniston Diversity Fellowship will provide opportunities for new attorneys to gain in-house experience in Labor and Employment and Global Investigations matters across GE. This year-long fellowship is a full time role within GE Corporate, working out of our offices in Norwalk. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Fellow will work with GE Labor and Employment attorneys to:
  • Conduct research in on global labor and employment issues related to labor and employment law
  • Draft memoranda and provide analysis related to L&E legal matters, partnering with human resources and other departments.
  • Assist on employment related litigation and/or arbitration, including working with counsel on discovery, preparing and interviewing witnesses and attending hearings, when feasible.
  • Assist with employment-related ombuds matters and investigations
  • Assist with employment-related compliance and regulatory legal issues concerning federal, state and local labor and employment laws.
  • Work on human rights initiatives, including compliance with new Executive Order
The Fellow will work with GE Global Investigations attorneys to:
  • Conduct factual and legal research, prepare syntheses and assist with presentations
  • Help conduct investigations of potential compliance policy violations
  • Keep abreast of relevant government enforcement news and provide advisory support to the investigations team
  • Help drive measurable efficiencies in investigative matter management
  • Assist with training initiatives
  • Help provide cross-business support, as needed, with regard to significant global investigations
  • Develop data analytics tools
  • Spearhead special projects


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school (JD is required by the start date)
  • The lawyer will sit for a Bar exam prior to joining GE


Desired Characteristics:
  • GPA of at least 3.5 preferred
  • Candidates graduating Spring 2017 and sitting for the bar over the summer are welcome to apply
  • Proven record of success and demonstrated leadership ability
  • Expert- level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Solid research and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
The program is open to current 3rd year law students. Applicants must be in good academic standing, be on track to graduate in the spring of 2017, and expected to take the summer 2017 bar exam. GE Corporate will give strong consideration to applicants who can add to the diversity of thought within its Legal Department. For these purposes, “diversity” means diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to socio-economic backgrounds; diverse experiences, including but not
limited to military experience; and underrepresented groups, including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, women, the LGBT community, and people with disabilities.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law. GE was recently named a Top 50 employer by Equal Opportunity Magazine.


Locations: United States; Connecticut; Norwalk

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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