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Counsel / Senior Counsel, Litigation, Commercial Disputes The candidate provides legal advice and services to firm and its subsidiaries related to commercial disputes, litigation, and personal injury claims. Will respond and object to all governmental and civil subpoenas and investigative requests. Provide primary legal support for the TXU Energy credit and collections team by providing legal advice, contract review, legal demand letters, and litigation support. Manage the companyâ€™s asbestos docket and will assist with contract/insurance reviews, and providing general legal advice. Provide generalist support to all business units as needed regarding litigation and commercial disputes and support the Director of Claims on claim related disputes, including providing legal advice and support to the companyâ€™s safety group regarding clams, assistance with policy review, and advice and counsel. Provide legal counsel with regard to litigation, credit and collections matters, claims, insurance, asbestos issues, subpoenas, government requests for information, and pre-litigation commercial disputes. Manage litigation matters and handle matters as first chair, including preparing witnesses, taking and defending depositions, attending hearings, attending meditations, and preparing pleadings. Responsible for managing document production and responding to discovery requests for all assigned litigation. Respond and prepare objections to all subpoenas and governmental requests for information. Manage all asbestos litigation matters and coordinate with Director of Claims on insurance claims. Provide advice, assist investigations, and support to firm safety department personnel as requested. Provide advice and support to risk management group regarding insurance and claims. Identify the occurrence of contract breaches, and provides legal and commercial advice with regard to possible courses of action. Provide initial litigation and contract interpretation and analysis in the event of a contractual dispute. Actively monitor regulations, rules, and laws that affect the legal requirements and risk exposure of TXU Energy under the contracts. Provide training, advice and coordinate the work of junior legal staff as required. Provide legal advice regarding all personal injury and property damage claims matters. Provide legal advice and contract interpretation to collections personnel. Must have Bachelorâ€™s Degree, Jurisprudence Doctorate, and current license to practice law in Texas. Should have 7+ years of litigation experience, preferably in the electric industry. Must have adequate computer and word processing skills.
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