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Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation and Risk Management
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Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation and Risk Management The candidate will report to the Associate General Counsel, Global Ethics, Compliance and Risk, and be a key member of the Global Ethics, Compliance and Risk team within the Ansys Legal Department. Primary responsibilities will involve providing legal support on, and leading the day-to-day management of, the Company's litigation and risk management functions. Will also assist other groups in executing important risk-related functions - e.g., assisting Ethics and Compliance with conducting internal investigations. Some aspects of the role's responsibilities are global in nature, while others relate specifically to the United States. Provide practical guidance to the Company with regard to litigation matters and lead the day-to-day management of the Company's litigation function, including: manage both offensive and defensive commercial and insured litigation matters; 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. Provide practical guidance to the Company with regard to risk management and lead the day-to-day management of the Company's insurance function, including understand, develop, and promote risk tolerance and risk management goals; support the review, constant development and enhancements of risk management framework including 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 and Casualty, Errors and Omissions, Cyber, Directors and 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; and coordinate on-site risk audits by broker and carrier. Provide strategic and tactical support to the Company's Ethics and Compliance Program, including assisting 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. Provide legal counsel and support with litigation and risk management matters in the context of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including 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 must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a U.S. accredited law school and membership in good standing of at least one State Bar association with 10-15 years of experience in litigation and risk management. Must 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. Must have insurance program management experience. 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 is needed.
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