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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Corporate Counsel - Litigation
Duties: Manage a wide variety of U.S. civil litigation matters, including product liability, personal injury, class actions, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Manage and oversee company investigations and responses related to third-party subpoenas. Assist with the analysis and pursuit of affirmative claims involving indemnification, antitrust, and other theories of recovery. Responsible for preparation of discovery, review of pleadings, and formulation of case strategy. Provide direction and oversight on electronic discovery collection, holds, and compliance. Responsible for preparing witnesses for deposition and occasionally defending depositions. Review and advise on claims and potential disputes, including contractual disputes. Provide direction to business partners on accomplishing the business objectives while managing legal risk. Provide counsel and develop and conduct legal training for business partners in the areas such as privilege, document creation and retention, and other areas as requested. Handle counsel selection, manage outside counsel, coordinate litigation strategy, and manage outside counsel costs. Assist in other substantive legal areas and work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on departmental matters as needed.

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.

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