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Associate General Counsel, Commercial Litigation
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Associate General Counsel, Commercial Litigation Americas Duties: Serve the attorney who manages commercial litigation, products litigation and general negligence litigation matters; develop strategies to resolve and/or manage pre-litigation matters in the Business units. Retain and supervise outside counsel while managing strategic defenses or prosecution of the Company's legal position and having oversight responsibility for the litigation and defense budgets for the business unit dockets. Monitor and direct outside counsel and negotiate successful resolutions by actively participating in defense strategy, discovery, settlement conferences, mediations and trials. Provide critical reporting and guidance to senior business leaders regarding risks and likely outcomes for all assigned litigation and pre-litigation matters. Forecast trends in various litigation categories and track amounts paid to resolve lawsuits/claims as well as legal expenses incurred in such proceedings. Direct, manage and implement strategies for cost control and cost-effective use of resources. Provide guidance to internal and external auditors and to Deputy General Counsel, Litigation Americas regarding reserving for legal contingencies in assigned litigation matters. Work closely with risk management group and insurers, where appropriate, throughout the litigation process. Provide guidance to Third Party Administrator in claims management of insured claims against the Company. Interact closely with business, legal and technical colleagues to avoid litigation where possible. Partner closely with business partners to provide advice, counsel and legal direction as well as assisting in the drafting of contract clauses from a litigation perspective.. Advise senior management regarding settlement of disputes or litigation matters and work closely with business unit and Company finance teams and Risk Management team regarding settlement of outstanding disputes of litigation matters.

Qualifications: JD degree from an accredited US law school. Good standing member of a State Bar Association. 7-10 years of relevant legal experience. 5+ years of experience defending/managing litigation docket. Experience in defending and/or managing complex litigation. Trial experience. Experience in litigation project management to direct the cost-effective deployment of resources. Experience and/or familiarity with insurance coverage for litigation and/or claims. Proven experience working in a company or law firm and demonstrated strong business acumen. Interest in and understanding of the Company's products and services. Superior legal and analytical skills ? excellent judgment and initiative in selecting the most effective solutions. Excellent negotiation skills, and a firm grasp of the cost-effectiveness of settlements in appropriate cases. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to stand firm on issues with business clients when necessary. Business-oriented approach to problem solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk. Detail-oriented and resourceful with excellent follow-through skills. Ability to work under pressure and prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines with a changing fast-paced environment.
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