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Counsel - Litigation
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Counsel - Litigation The candidate will provide legal counsel to clients in practice area on all aspects of legal risk across a wide range of issues, in consultation with internal and external legal experts as appropriate. This requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines to solve complex problems. You may lead projects or project steps within a broader project, with manageable risks and resource requirements, or may have accountability for on-going activities or objectives. You will act as a resource for colleagues with less experience and work independently with minimal guidance. The initial assignment will include litigation management for Union Carbide Corporation's asbestos personal injury cases and other products liability/toxic tort cases involving Dow and its affiliated companies. Additionally, it will potentially include providing research and analysis on insurance coverage issues and/or eDiscovery. Independently provide legal counsel to clients. Provide client legal training and education on a variety of topics. Review and draft legal documents. Actively manage external counsel and experts. Collaborate with internal legal subject matter experts and other Company resources. Oversee paralegals and administrative staff in the Legal Department and coordinating with business and functional clients within Dow and its affiliated companies concerning discovery. Establish and monitor expense budgets. Set strategic direction for each case and related docket of cases. Develop and implement settlement strategies. Proactively communicate to Legal Department management and clients. Participate directly in key depositions, hearings and trials. Oversee appellate issues.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor or Master of Laws. Must have 3 years of practicing as an attorney. Admission to State Bar or eligible for admission. Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% annually to meet business needs. A minimum requirement for this U.S.-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. Preferably have 6+ years demonstrable competence practicing law with a major law firm or corporation. Strong law school credentials. Trial and litigation experience. Product litigation experience. Insurance coverage experience. eDiscovery experience is needed.
 
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