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Litigation Counsel The candidate will have overall supervision and management of all non-insured litigation matters for the company business, and its affiliated companies in North America. Work closely and collaboratively with all departments in providing counseling and advice on all areas of litigation. Identify areas for training and conduct/support training initiatives for litigation for a multi-national consumer products company. Manage and handle all litigation, other than routine insured cases handled by other Nestle lawyers in the U.S, and pre-litigation claims, such as EEOC charges. Anticipate and address changes in U.S. litigation for the pet care and consumer products business and work collaboratively with the Legal Department. Provide counseling and advice on litigation topics, including e-discovery arbitration, mediation and early risk assessments for various types of cases. Provide counseling and legal advice on crises and issues management in anticipation of litigation. Support and work collaboratively on all litigation matters; including in close consultation with the company’s U.S. Head of Litigation. Day-to-day activities include the daily management of and providing litigation advice to the management, including but not limited to overseeing discovery, motions, brief review and writing, and the day-to-day management of handling litigation for North America’s business and its affiliated companies. Manage external counsel and budgets for litigation. Monitor, advise, and train on new developments in litigation. A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and license to practice law in the state or an equivalent state so as to be able to obtain the in-house counsel license required. 7+ years of legal experience preferably with both law firm and in-house counsel experience with another company required. Knowledge of U.S. laws, litigation procedures, and a strong business acumen is a must. Knowledge of Canadian laws preferred.
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