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Corporate Litigation Counsel, Law And Regulation
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Corporate Litigation Counsel, Law and Regulation The candidate will be managing lawsuits and other legal disputes, including overseeing outside counsel in defense of such matters. Interviewing and retaining law firms/ outside counsel, including managing budgets. Reviewing and developing appropriate strategies for assigned matters. Reviewing and revising pleadings, motions and significant case filings. Serving as strategic legal partner to business, providing reports on substantive developments in legal matters, as well as advice and counsel on risk mitigation strategies and legal compliance. Developing strategy for and participating in mediations/settlement conferences. Preparing/reviewing settlement papers. Analyzing, responding to agency charges, and representing the company at agency hearings. Internally overseeing the discovery process, which includes reviewing discovery requests and developing strategy and responses, collecting and producing internal documents, coordinating e-discovery, and interviewing information custodians and/or fact witnesses. Assisting with preparing fact, corporate and expert witnesses for depositions, arbitrations and trials, and attending depositions, as appropriate. Attending court appearances, as appropriate, including significant hearings, trials, mediations, and settlement conferences. Actively participating in cross-functional teams to assess business practices and procedures and proactive counsel on emerging issues and legal/litigation risks. Preparing and presenting various internal and external reports on significant litigation and legal issues. Other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have 7+ years of litigation experience; class litigation experience is required; insurance experience is preferred.  A J.D. from an accredited institution and active state bar license in good standing. Motivated self-starter with legal acumen and business knowledge. Collaborative team player. Ability to communicate views effectively, verbally and in writing, and represent position to internal and external stakeholders, including senior-level executives. Leadership experience with assignments and cross-functional projects. Displays advanced knowledge of specific legal discipline to connect work back to strategic business results. Ability to understand strategic goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action. Ability to determine if/how business processes/practices need to be modified and play a lead role in cross-functional teams to implement any changes. Ability to determine the extent of other AOR (area of responsibility) involvement, and understand integration points and play a lead role with other areas of responsibility. Experience utilizing technology and data analytics in daily tasks and decision-making; familiarity with legal data analytics tools a plus. Agile and adept at prioritizing assignments/work; consistently meets deadlines; acts with strong sense of urgency. Proven ability to manage a high case load of complex matters in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong client service orientation.

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