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Senior Counsel, Litigation
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Senior Counsel, Litigation Duties: Oversee a diverse range of corporate litigation matters across the country, in a multitude of practice areas (consumer protection, competition, and other general business claims, to name just a few), and at various procedural stages (from pre-litigation threats and small claims to class certification, trial, and appeals). Take a hands-on approach to all facets of litigation, including fact investigation, drafting and revising legal briefs, responding to discovery requests, preparing witnesses for testimony, and negotiating and drafting settlements. Bring legal work in-house where possible, while supervising all aspects of outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation strategy, budgets and invoices, compliance with outside counsel guidelines, and work product. Craft succinct, practical legal advice to achieve ambitious business goals, including counseling on advertising, trade secret protection, and current/future products. Develop, implement, and enforce company policies and compliance efforts, including training employees on potential litigation risks. Use litigation as a tool to achieve business and policy goals.

Qualifications: Active law license and 8+ years of experience in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department. Know-how and self-sufficiency to manage a case through pleadings, motion practice, complex e-discovery, dispute resolution and trial. Outstanding legal research, writing, negotiation, and advocacy skills. Stellar case evaluation abilities, integrity, business judgment, critical thinking, and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of matters. First chair mediation or trial experience preferred. Deposition experience (including presenting witnesses). Team player mentality, including good sense of humor and willingness to pitch in on projects no matter how big or small.
 
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