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ProfileCorporate Counsel - Litigation
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD degree; strong academic background (judicial clerkship or externship a plus). Member of the California State Bar, or eligible to register as a California Registered In-House Counsel. 4+ years of experience as a practicing attorney (in-house experience a plus). Extensive experience in handling complex civil litigation, including commercial, class action, and product liability, through all phases (pre-trial, trial, appellate, settlement). Experience taking and defending depositions. Demonstrated success at providing strategic counseling to business partners that takes into account legal considerations along with business goals. Experience interacting at a senior level with business management teams a plus. Pro bono experience a plus. Broad range of relevant legal experience, including the ability to identify, prioritize and resolve critical legal issues in real time. Unquestioned personal integrity; seen as a role model for ethical principles and values of the Company and practices required by law. Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. Strong skills in leadership - the ability to drive and lead while working with legal and technical staffs. Strong ability to influence, provide points of views, and to listen. Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Commitment to inclusion and diversity. Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work well in a matrixed organization and interact with and command respect from Company employees. Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised. Excellent execution and organizational skills and attention to detail. Firmness and courage to confront issues at every level. Ability to identify and use the most efficient and effective legal resources to complete the work in a timely and cost-effective manner. Some travel may be required.