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Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation
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Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation Duties: Provide strategic counseling and advice to the General Counsel and other executives of the company as a key member of the Legal leadership team. Drive strategy and execution on litigation matters in the United States and around the world, including identifying and mitigating emerging litigation threats to mission. Develop and manage a large team of experienced litigators and litigation support personnel, maintaining best practices in litigation management and professional development. Work cross-functionally with executive leadership and teams to ensure compliance with litigation-related obligations, and provide timely and effective guidance on avoiding litigation risks through proactive counseling and lessons learned from litigated matters. Oversee outside counsel partnerships, including selecting, budgeting, managing and evaluating counsel. Advocate for ethics and integrity across's litigation matters. Accurately forecast anticipated litigation costs, timely raising any trends or matters expected to adversely impact budget. Represent in industry and professional organizations and in litigation-related legislative and regulatory lobbying activities as appropriate. Provide thought leadership on the delivery of legal services and strategic priorities.

Qualifications: JD Degree (or foreign equivalent) with membership in at least one U.S. state Bar. 15+ years of relevant legal experience, including extensive litigation management and first chair experience. Proven track record of providing thoughtful, outside-the-box legal and strategic guidance to an executive team, both in regard to specific litigation and big picture  results. Experience with substantive litigation including privacy, antitrust/competition, securities, intellectual property, electronic discovery, and class action experience. Inspiring people manager with a proven record of mentoring and leading a diverse team globally. Preferred: A high-profile litigator at an organization operating in an area with significant public attention and consequences or a well-known reputation in a top tier law firm. Experience with the media surrounding litigation and litigation-related matters strongly preferred. Knowledge of, and inquisitive interest in technologies (software, platforms, messaging/wireless/infrastructure, mobile and others) preferred.

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