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  • $136,190.00 -136,190.00/year*
  • Legal
  • Full-Time

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Summary

Client company seeks an experienced litigation lawyer with a broad litigation background (substantive legal issues, proceedings, and venues) for its Atlanta office. The position is responsible for managing cases and disputes, primarily general liability, product liability, and auto liability claims and lawsuits and other insured risk matters, from inception to trial and appeal or settlement, and collaborates with outside counsel on case strategies and budget management. The successful candidate must be able to identify and lead litigation strategies. The position will focus primarily on domestic matters, with occasional opportunities to work on non-U.S matters. The position reports to the Law Vice President for Litigation. There are no direct reports.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide strategic counseling to clients on matters related to existing litigations and disputes, litigation avoidance, and otherwise
  • Lead internal investigations
  • Counsel clients on proactive measures to reduce and control legal exposure
  • Responsible for case budgets and forecasts and management of outside counsel in compliance with Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines
  • Role in corporate risk review process, tied to accounting and disclosure responsibilities
  • Develop strong, strategic relationships with clients
  • Coordinate with insurers and third party administrators to manage insured claims and lawsuits
  • Represent client company in mediations
  • Manage electronic discovery aspects of cases
  • Work directly with vendors on negotiation of contracts and management of support
  • Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • 5+ years of related experience in a law firm, which must include hands-on litigation experience, preferably including substantive roles in trials or arbitrations
  • Knowledge of privilege issues relevant to in-house practice
  • Excellent judgment and ability to work independently, including demonstrated ability to be a self-starter
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Superior legal and business writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with electronic discovery protocols and litigation technology
  • Ability to manage large number of outside counsel
  • Ability to conduct and direct legal research
  • Willing to learn in a fast-paced environment, and on a large number of matters at any given time; the workload is substantial and the pace is demanding
  • Member of the Georgia bar or be eligible to practice as an in-house attorney in Georgia
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference for candidates with additional experience as an in-house counsel in a corporate legal department
  • Familiarity with medical legal issues
  • Knowledge of tort and insurance law

  • Associated topics: attorney, court, courtroom, criminal law, family law, law firm, legal service, litigate, litigating, litigation

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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