Description:

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen's network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role:
This position reports to Assistant General Counsel - Litigation and is within the Litigation organization of the Legal Department. The successful candidate will have direct responsibilities relating to the following: general commercial litigation, tort claims and real estate litigation. Specifically, the successful candidate can expect to perform the principal duties and responsibilities listed below.

The Main Responsibilities:
  • Work with internal stakeholders to evaluate potential claims and advise on associated risk;
  • Analyze company policies and practices to identify areas of risk and develop risk mitigation strategies;
  • Provide strong support on all aspects of litigation;
  • Manage outside counsel on active and/or potential litigation, including budgeting and cost containment;
  • In coordination with other attorneys in the Legal Department, develop and implement litigation strategy on assigned cases;
  • Provide legal and litigation support on issues, claims or lawsuits involving general commercial law, contract law, environmental issues, property law, regulatory and/or tax matters and other legal matters that result in litigation risk to the Company;
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with various business units in identifying, assessing and mitigating risk;
  • As required, manage relationships and matters with legal vendors.

What We Look For in a Candidate:
Required:
  • Bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees from an accredited institution(s);
  • Admitted to, or qualified for admission to, at least one State Bar;
  • 4-8 year's overall experience as a practicing attorney (judicial clerkships will count as practice years), with a minimum of 3 years handling complex litigation.

Preferred:
  • Significant experience with commercial litigation, including environmental litigation;
  • Prior experience working in an in-house corporate legal department;
  • Detail-oriented with strong work ethic, acts with urgency;
  • Able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure;
  • Demonstrated experience providing quick, practical and solution-oriented counsel to business stakeholders of all levels. Client service mindset;
  • High emotional intelligence and business acumen, proven ability to think strategically and creatively to solve challenging, complex problems;
  • Team-player, ability to flourish in both collaborative and independent work environments;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Requisition #: 322855

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement:
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Note: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.