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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in San Jose, CA

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Jun 11, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


San Jose, CA, United States
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Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate General Counsel
Duties: Manage and drive global strategy on litigation, arbitration, and other disputes, including patent defense, patent licensing, corporate, commercial, product liability, insurance, toxic tort, and tax. Manage and drive global strategy for high-profile government investigations, inquiries and disputes including in the antitrust, securities, and law enforcement arenas. Serve as a trusted advisor on a wide variety of complex business matters that entail litigation risks and ensure the company successfully navigates those risks. Provide strategic counseling related to potential and actual disputes. Create strategies and establish internal practices to mitigate and eliminate litigation risks to the extent possible and to ensure effective responses when these risks materialize. Oversee the procurement and management of outside counsel in a cost-effective manner. Contribute to the team responsible for company’s document retention policies and procedures. Work cross-functionally with IT, other key stakeholders and the business in general to ensure compliance with litigation-related obligations, including document holds, discovery, and responses to subpoenas. Partner with the Contract Management Team to negotiate and draft dispute resolution provisions in contracts, settlement agreements, and releases. Advise on company obligations, performance, and remedies under business collaborations, vendor agreements, and other contracts. Develop and implement strategies that protect the company’s intellectual property worldwide and apprise and advise leadership regarding the IP component of company decisions. Anticipate and articulate intellectual property-related issues, formulate and execute an agreed-upon course of action to address identified issues. In conjunction with all levels of leadership and process participants, identify areas of organizational risk and mitigation strategies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an ABA-approved law school and current membership in a state Bar. 10+ years of relevant experience in a Fortune 500 company in-house legal department and/or an AM Law 100 law firm. Experience working in the technology industry and/or a technical degree is a plus.

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