Our companies are made up of insanely talented people driven to change the world — and many of them are hiring. If you have drive, expertise, and a taste for adventure, we whole­heart­edly encourage your interest.

  • 75
    Companies Hiring
  • 2,742
    Open Roles

Counsel, Global Employment Law - Strategic Projects & M&A

Element AI

Element AI

Frankfurt, Germany
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Company Description

At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can’t wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true. The future is ours, and it starts with you.

With more than 7,700+ customers, we serve approximately 85% of the Fortune 500®, and we're proud to be one of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Most Admired Companies™.

Learn more on Life at Now blog and hear from our employees about their experiences working at ServiceNow.

Unsure if you meet all the qualifications of a job description but are deeply excited about the role? We still encourage you to apply! At ServiceNow, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, valued, and respected. We welcome all candidates, including individuals from non-traditional, varied backgrounds, that might not come from a typical path connected to this role. We believe skills and experience are transferrable, and the desire to dream big makes for great candidates.

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated employment lawyer to join our Global Employment Law team, with a key focus on strategic project work (including in the Artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) space) and M&A work in the employment law space, as well the opportunity to provide legal counsel on day-to-day employee related matters that arise within the organization. This is a great opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Drive and manage global employment law related projects, working in collaboration with your Global Employment Law colleagues, as well as ServiceNow’s wider Legal team and Global People team. This will include projects relating to cutting-edge issues affecting ServiceNow, including in the AI space.
  • Advise key stakeholders on employment law and employee privacy considerations and legal developments in the Artificial Intelligence space.
  • Deliver business oriented, risk-balanced, actionable legal advice on the full range of global employment law issues that may arise during the life of an M&A deal, including deal structuring, due diligence, employee transfer and consultation requirements (including works councils), harmonization of employment terms and policies, lawful engagement of employees across countries, and employee separations.
  • Prepare employment agreements, separation agreements, non-compete agreements and other employee related documents required in an M&A transaction.
  • Partner with and manage outside counsel on M&A transaction work.
  • Partner with the Global People organization from deal inception through post-acquisition integration to ensure our people strategy always reflects legal requirements, as well as ServiceNow’s People Pact and values.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to create and evolve scalable and compliant processes and playbooks for M&A and post-acquisition integrations.
  • When not working on strategic projects and M&A, deliver business oriented, risk-based advice and counsel on the full range of employment law issues including: hiring, separations and dismissals, investigations and employee relations issues, restructurings, compensation and benefits, leaves of absence, DEI matters, and employee privacy matters.
  • Contribute to the development of ServiceNow’s own Legal Services Delivery applications where we envision, create and deploy workflows on the ServiceNow Platform to make our and our customers’ Legal departments more effective.


To be successful in this role, we need someone who has:

  • A strong work ethic, exceptional judgment, and uncompromising integrity.
  • A Law degree with strong academic credentials.
  • 4+ years of employment law experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department of a multi-national company (including advising and/or managing advice in relation to other jurisdictions); M&A experience a must; experience with employee-related AI and data privacy matters a plus.
  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing complex global employment law projects, as well as the ability to work independently to handle multiple competing tasks simultaneously and thoroughly to closure.
  • The ability to build strong and deep working relationships with internal stakeholders over multiple geographical locations.
  • The ability to understand challenging issues, assess risk and provide concise, actionable, business-focused legal and risk mitigation advice and counsel, exercising good judgement.
  • Demonstrated a global mindset.

Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

At ServiceNow, we lead with flexibility and trust in our distributed world of work. Click here to learn about our work personas: flexible, remote and required-in-office.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

For positions requiring access to technical data subject to export control regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), ServiceNow may have to obtain export licensing approval from the U.S. Government for certain individuals. All employment is contingent upon ServiceNow obtaining any export license or other approval that may be required by the U.S. Government.

Please Note: Fraudulent job postings/job scams are increasingly common. Click here to learn what to watch out for and how to protect yourself. All genuine ServiceNow job postings can be found through the ServiceNow Careers site.

From Fortune. © 2022 Fortune Media IP Limited All rights reserved. Used under license.

Fortune and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, ServiceNow.