Description:

Responsible for representing the Company and managing litigation and insurance matters on behalf of the Company. Advise and counsel the Company on a wide range of matters, including employment, real estate, false claims, and data privacy.

Provide legal advice and counsel to Company lines of business; coordinate with other areas of the legal department in counseling on contractual, competition, and risk management issues.
  • Collaborate with business and legal colleagues throughout the Company.
  • Identify, review, analyze, and mitigate legal risks, assess complex issues, and devise practical strategies and solutions.
  • Lead document preservation efforts, collect facts and evidence, interview witnesses, draft and revise legal briefs, negotiate, and draft settlement agreements.
  • Supervise and manage all aspects of outside counsel relationships, including development of case strategy, motions and briefs, trial preparation, staffing, budgets and invoices, and compliance with outside counsel guidelines.
  • Respond to disability leave and accommodation questions; handling handbook and policy reviews; reviewing incentive and compensation plans; and conducting training.
  • Supervise and manage paralegal staff in litigated and non-litigated matters including responses to subpoenas and legal inquiries.
  • Identify and manage techniques to increase the quality and efficiency of legal services.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws.

Required:
  • 10 or more years of litigation experience in a law firm or similar in-house experience.
  • Experience with California law required.
  • Required Education JD from ABA accredited law school; admitted or eligible for admission to practice in California.
  • California Bar Admission
  • Significant trial and other case management experience, including E-discovery.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; superior drafting and negotiating skills.
  • First-rate judgment; high ethical, moral, and personal values.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with outside counsel, co-workers, and clients.

Desirable:
Experience with other complex commercial litigation.

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:
Member in good standing with the California Bar Association.