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Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management
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Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management The candidate will manage both offensive and defensive commercial and insured litigation matters. Will be responsible for formulating, re-assessing and driving strategy on pending and threatened claims and litigation. Coordinate and collaborate with in-house employment counsel regarding the handling of employment-related litigation matters. Investigate, assess and advise on or directly respond to pre-litigation claims and disputes. Investigate, and actively manage or directly handle local, state and federal agency investigations or actions involving compliance or other regulatory issues. Provide succinct and practical advice on risk, claim, litigation and regulatory issues to internal teams. Review and assess operational policies, processes and practices to identify, evaluate and mitigate claim and litigation risk. Both supervise and partner with outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of legal representation of the Company are of the highest quality and provide day-to-day management of all aspects of matters, including strategic and tactical decision-making and critical review of written work product. Establish and manage budgets. Understand, develop, and promote risk tolerance and risk management goals. Support the review, constant development and enhancements of risk management framework including but not limited to risk governance, organization structure, policies and procedures, three lines of defense, risk measures and metrics including risk appetite and risk limits, risk monitoring and escalation. Identify current state risk management activities and governance structure, formulate the required/desired state based on regulatory and best practices, conduct gap analysis and formulate the target operating model. Full oversite of the Company's insurance programs, including Property & Casualty, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Directors & Officers Liability. Provide insurance coverage guidance to all areas of the Company. Establish processes and procedures which ensure timely insurance renewals and reasonable premium allocations. Maintain excellent communication with executive management on policy changes, coverage needs, and critical claims progress. Ensure an efficient claims administration process. Interface with property insurance brokers and carriers. Coordinate on-site risk audits by broker and carrier. Assist with the handling of internal investigations. Work closely with the business leaders to ensure that Company policies and procedures are in compliance with current laws and are being followed by the Company. Due diligence, especially with regard to litigation and risk management matters. Negotiation / drafting of relevant reps and covenants in M&A deals. Liaise with leadership and insurance brokers on all acquisition related insurance matters. Interface with outside M&A counsel on M&A transactions, and collaborate with in-house counsel and other internal stakeholders on pre-close integration planning and post-close integration implementation.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a U.S. accredited law school. Must be Member in good standing of at least one state bar association. Must have 10 15+ years experience in litigation and risk management. Should have knowledge and experience with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations related to risk management. Knowledge of tort law, insurance adjusting practices, risk management principles, and safety practices, principles, and theories is required. Insurance program management experience is needed. Some experience with M&A and corporate transactions is required. Mix of law firm and in-house experience required, with a strong preference for prior in-house experience with a company with global operation
 
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