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Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation
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Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation Duties: Report to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel at. Independently manage a caseload of a wide range of affirmative and defensive disputes, claims, mediations, arbitrations, government/regulatory inquiries in numerous jurisdictions, working cases from beginning to end, and resolving disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Serve as a legal advisor to the business - particularly support and marketing teams - through risk assessment, risk management, and pragmatic decision-making. Use information gleaned from dispute resolution to track trends in dispute topics and identify and mitigate areas of risk. Review marketing materials for compliance with advertising law. Prepare responses to 3rd party subpoenas for documents and/or witness testimony. Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for and address issues that may create litigation risk in the future. The role also has the opportunity to expand into other legal areas and widen the candidate's skill set, including by supporting transactions, assisting with managing the Company's intellectual property portfolio, and supporting HR and the AGC, Employment in employment matters.

Qualifications: Must have 3+ years of experience handling litigation matters, with a proficient understanding of commercial and consumer litigation strategy, ideally gained through experience in a top law firm and/or an in-house setting. Experience litigating in a number of forums, including federal court, state court, arbitration, and agency proceedings, and knowledge about procedural rules in each forum. Demonstrated business acumen, strong analytical skills, and the ability to grasp important business, legal, and financial issues facing the company. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships across functions and to communicate effectively with senior business leaders, as well as other professionals and colleagues at all levels of an organization. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a frequently high-paced environment. Highly nimble, adaptable, and agile team player with dynamic range, adept at collaborative and strategic decision-making, as well as results-oriented execution. Sound judgment and ability to quickly assess business challenges, make timely, pragmatic recommendations under pressure, and identify, prioritize, and resolve issues quickly and independently. Sophisticated verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way. Strong technology interest and aptitude. Juris Doctor from an accredited law school is required. Member of a US State Bar in good standing.
 
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