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Executive Director and Employment Counsel



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

TriNet is a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their HR function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our full-service HR solutions include features such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers’ compensation insurance.

TriNet has a nationwide presence and an experienced executive team. Our stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TNET. If you’re passionate about innovation and making an impact on the large SMB market, come join us as we power our clients’ business success with extraordinary HR.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At TriNet, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

To support TriNet’s corporate operations strategy in India, the Executive Director and Employment Counsel, India is the most senior position in TriNet’s Legal, Compliance & Business Affairs (“LCBA”) Department in India and the department’s representative on the India leadership team. The position directs the delivery of employment law services in India, and also coordinates other legal and compliance activities in India by leveraging the expertise of subject matter experts throughout the LCBA Department as well as outside advisors when appropriate. As an India leadership team member, this position helps drive implementation of business strategy and champions TriNet’s corporate culture and values. The position also provides leadership support to other LCBA Department colleagues throughout India. The position reports directly to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Employment, Benefits & Compensation, a direct report of the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Business Affairs and Corporate Secretary.


Based in Hyderabad, India (on-site), with occasional travel.

What you will do

Oversee all aspects of the legal and compliance function throughout India to ensure that the

organization's legal posture is developed and maintained and that TriNet’s India operations receive

appropriate legal and compliance support

Advise and prepares all work product on employment law and compliance matters in India, and

coordinates work on other legal and compliance matters pertaining to the organization in India, such as

intellectual property, commercial contracts, business conduct and ethics, and litigation, by working with

subject matter experts within the LCBA Department and managing outside counsel

Develop functional plans for managing legal matters and minimizing business risk, including activities

to be performed in-house or through third-party relationships, to support the company’s legal and

compliance activities

Advise executive members on new laws, existing laws and legal rights that would impact functionality

of the business

Serve as director or officer of certain TriNet subsidiaries in India, and perform relevant duties

Education Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws degree

Experience Qualifications

Typically 15+ years experience (combined law firm and in-house) practicing employment law in India

Active license and in good standing to practice law in India

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Skills and Abilities

Deep expertise and experience in Indian employment law (counseling and claims matters); some

experience with commercial contract negotiation and drafting; understanding of principles of privacy

and data security laws.

Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to effectively work with senior management, matrix

organizations and change and influence management

Experience in managing/supervising individuals and teams, offices, or other enterprises

Experience supporting India operations of U.S.-based companies

Demonstrated ability to identify appropriate outside counsel and manage them effectively

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to

understand, condense and effectively communicate complex concepts

Strong organizational skills, with high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Work Environment

  • Work in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office work setting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is 100% in office.

Please Note: TriNet reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Position functions and qualifications may vary depending on business necessity.

TriNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact recruiting@trinet.com to request such an accommodation.