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Sr Counsel, Litigation and Employment

Job Description

Summary:

Primarily responsible for providing in-house counseling and litigation advice relating to the Siemens Industry business units. This role you will coordinate efficiently and effectively with legal department management, other internal litigation and employment counsel, compliance personnel, outside legal counsel, and numerous internal business partners. Must be able to adjust and evolve as facts/circumstances change and to approach questions quickly and pragmatically. 

Ideal candidate will have strong experience in both general litigation and employment issues; ability to handle difficult matters from inception through trial, including substantial experience with pleadings, motions and discovery; outstanding ability to distill and concisely explain complex issues both orally and in writing; ability to tailor communications to different audiences. Must be able to collaborate across organizational lines with a team-first attitude, yet be able to accomplish tasks autonomously and exercise solid independent judgment. Product liability and asbestos case management experience are significant plusses.


Major Responsibilities:

- Manage sophisticated litigation and pre-litigation docket relating to a wide variety of areas, including commercial / business disputes, product liability matters, and employment.

- Develop, implement, and oversee all aspects of case strategy; lead and direct outside counsel in an efficient manner. 

- Provide effective, proactive training and counseling on HR/employment and product liability issues. 

- Effectively prioritize and respond to a wide variety of inquiries, with an emphasis on clear, concise communication and quickly identifying and resolving issues

- Interact with key internal partners / functions to meet corporate needs, including HR, project management, sales, finance, audit, and Risk Management functions.

- Assist with general litigation topics and provide accurate, timely reports as required.


Required Education / Certification:

- Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from an accredited law school

- Must be a member of the bar, in good standing, preferably GA.


Required Experience and Skills:
- 10 years of litigation and employment experience (including substantial law firm experience)

- Consistent record of successfully managing matter budgets and tailoring activities to the risks and issues in individual cases.

- Management and counseling on legal hot topics and “pre-litigation” claims / risks.

- Experience as the lead litigation attorney through all phases of litigation

- Knowledge of e-discovery-related law and best practices

- Strong negotiation and mediation skills and experience

- Strong analytical and organizational skills

- The ideal candidate will have a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and thrive in fast-paced environment where it is necessary to balance risks and
business goals.

- Excellent executive communication skills, sound business judgment, adaptability and willingness to learn new topics, must collaborate well on a team

- Ability to take command of detailed issues and timely handle administrative tasks while simultaneously maintaining a proactive, big-picture perspective.

Why you’ll love working at Siemens:
  • Competitive compensation (salary and bonus) based on qualifications
  • Medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage, first day of employment
  • Matching 401(k) (immediate employer match)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, paid holidays, and floating holidays
  • Career development opportunities
  • Flexibility to work remote a few days a week
  • Paid parental leave
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

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Organization: Legal and Compliance

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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