Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

The McDonald’s Employment Litigation Practice Group has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated lawyer with 3-5 years of legal experience! The Employment Litigation Group handles various matters including investigating and responding to government investigations, leading all aspects of labor and employment litigation, and certain labor and employment class and collective action cases.

In this role, the lawyer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Thoroughly and efficiently investigate and respond to charges from government agencies, including preparing position statements and responses to requests for information, communicating with government agencies, and representing the Company at mediations and/or on-site investigations as needed (including preparing witnesses for on-site interviews).
  • Alongside senior counsel, oversee litigation and related matters where McDonald’s is a party or has an interest, including corresponding with opposing counsel, responding to subpoenas, drafting pleadings, preparing and responding to discovery, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, representing witnesses in depositions, and preparing for oral arguments
  • Alongside senior counsel, actively engage in the litigation process, including assessing risk, developing strategy, partnering with outside counsel, handling budgets, ensuring compliance with e-discovery requirements, preparing for trial, and devising strategy
  • Independently handle legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex, with oversight by more senior counsel
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Influence the decision-making process by educating clients and stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures
  • Supervise, manage, and evaluate outside counsel as appropriate
  • This role requires some domestic travel (25%)


  • 3-5 years of labor and employment litigation experience required
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing with a state bar association
  • Experience handling labor and employment and/or litigation matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies
  • Stellar written and communication skills for both legal and non-legal audiences
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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