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Litigation Counsel- (remote)
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Litigation Counsel Duties: Performance-driven leadership and accountability of litigation matters for the company with the ability to work collaboratively, manage independently, and overcome obstacles to produce results in a timely fashion. Judge the merits of claims and court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate business partner(s) to define a strategic defense, and approve settlements of disputes where warranted. Oversee the selection, retention, management, and evaluation of all outside counsel. Provide strategic and proactive legal advice and counseling. Develop and maintain strong business relationships as a key relationship manager for the legal department among the various internal business groups requiring litigation support. Provide a balanced and integrated aspect of both business and law, while advising the company on litigation risks of possible business decisions and managing litigation. Demonstrate leadership and team-working skills in support of a collaborative environment. Oversight of paralegals and other legal staff. Provide legal guidance and advice on the interpretation, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures; draft memoranda, contracts, policies, procedures, education and training material, and legal documents as needed. Prepare responses to complaints/claims filed with federal, state, and/or municipal agencies or courts, as well as third-party organizations. Perform legal research, analyze, organize, and strategize effectively. Contribute to Legal team efforts to improve internal process and efficiency. Exercise discretion and independent judgment commensurate with specialized legal skills and experience. Create and maintain a work environment that promotes client service, teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction that encompass the company's core values.

Qualifications: JD Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Admission to at least one state bar and currently in good standing. 3-9 years' experience in a law firm environment as a practicing litigation lawyer, preferably with a regional or national law firm before moving to an in-house position. Experience managing a high caseload with competing priorities in-court experience, including arguing motions, small claims or regular civil trials, and representing clients in mediation. Prior experience in advising clients on various options in litigation and providing recommendations based on the client's goals and cost required for each option. Strong leadership and communication skills written and verbal - to work with senior executives across various geographies and functions; comfortable in business and technical discussions. Ability to make recommendations and difficult decisions to implement best practices. Experience drafting and revising legal documents. Ability to manage competing priorities. Strong analytical skills to work on complex business issues with minimum supervision. Strong research and analysis skills. Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently. Results-driven with the ability to meet deadlines. Computer skills in Google, Microsoft, and Adobe products. Overall comfortability with technological resources a must. Ability to influence, negotiate, and hold teams accountable to execute. Ability to work independently and in ambiguous situations. Ability to work from home/remotely. Understanding of public relations results of litigation and pre-litigation decisions. Ideal: Prior experience in real property law, including residential real estate transactions, business law, agency law, and contract law. Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources. Experience drafting and revising policies and procedures. Familiarity with Trello, Workplace, Facebook Messenger or other instant messaging applications. Experience working with consumer protection laws, RESPA, the TCPA, and fair housing laws. Experience with data privacy laws, insurance coverage, intellectual property litigation, or labor and employment issues.
 
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