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Counsel, Labor & Employment
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Counsel, Labor & Employment Duties: Assist with employment and other litigation matters, including supervising the selection and management of outside counsel in all phases of litigation, developing and implementing litigation strategy and tactics, reviewing pleadings, researching statutory and case law as necessary, supervising depositions of parties, preparing witnesses and experts; participating in mediations and negotiating settlements when appropriate; supervising trials, post-trial motions and oral arguments. Review federal and state discrimination charges and support required investigations, and draft any required position statements. Assist or participate in labor negotiations, handling labor disagreements including representing or managing the grievance step process and labor arbitrations. Provide legal advice and counsel in connection with federal, state, and local employment laws, wage and hour laws, immigration matters. Provide all necessary legal support for unemployment compensation filings. Supervise preparation of appellate briefs and oral arguments on appeal. Advise the organization on property matters and preparing appropriate property agreements, and handling condemnation procedures as necessary. Assist in the claims investigation and claims settlement functions and the defense and/or settlement of claims while seeking to avoid or minimize claims against the companies whenever possible. Assist the Workers Compensation Department in the management and defense of claims resulting from employee accidents and injuries while seeking to minimize or avoid such claims; including subrogating such claims. Develop, supervise, consult, direct and/or perform legal services in other aspects of the corporation's legal needs, including development and training of subordinate legal professionals . Provide quality legal advice in a timely manner to top management and all departments as requested. Regular attendance is considered an essential job function. Provide legal advice to all departments with regard to compliance with statutory and case law as it applies to corporate procedures. Assist with advising, reporting, reserving and consulting with the corporation's excess insurance carrier on all claims and lawsuits that could potentially involve settlements or judgments in excess of the self-insured retention. Consult with Human Resources, the Claims Department and other departments regarding development and implementation of preventative measures to avoid claims and litigation. Keep abreast of labor, employment, legal and claims activities affecting the gas industry. Consult with and advise on corporate and goals regarding the corporation's strategy, as necessary. Report gas-related incidents to appropriate agencies as required by state and federal regulations. Perform research and continue legal education to stay current with statutory and case law. Keep abreast of current insurance law issues and changes in market conditions. Keep abreast of changes in labor and employment law as well as corporate practices necessitating change/review . All other duties as assigned. Responsible for project management of other employees in certain contexts, including development of a lawsuit and settlement negotiations.

Qualifications: A law degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school. License to practice law in the State of Missouri or Alabama. 3+ years of experience in employment and/or labor law, or in defending (litigating) corporate claims and lawsuits. Strong legal advocacy and writing skills. Knowledge of tort law. Knowledge of trial practice and procedures. Knowledge of judges and opposing counsel. Knowledge of the court system. Knowledge of claims/workers compensation and investigative procedures. Knowledge of medical and technical information. Knowledge of expert witnesses. Knowledge of insurance law. Knowledge of property law. Knowledge of mediations and negotiations. Knowledge of the personnel and operations of the companies, both from a current perspective and a historical perspective. Ability to conduct investigations of employment claims. Ability to analyze the value of a claim and lawsuit, both from a liability standpoint and from a damage perspective. Ability to negotiate favorable settlements for the companies. Ability to select appropriate expert witnesses. Ability to prepare witnesses for deposition or trial. Ability to analyze legal questions and produce legal documents, including trial and appellate briefs. Knowledge of corporate risk issues and ability to identify and manage the same. Knowledge of insurance coverages and distinctions between available coverages. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills. Ability to establish effective interpersonal business relationships with business partners, counter-parties and co-workers. Ability to cooperate and foster an atmosphere of cooperation and team work.

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