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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Allendale, NJ

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Allendale, NJ, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Counsel
Duties: Handling all aspects of product liability pre-litigation claims and lawsuits, including intake, claim analysis, communication with legal and business colleagues and clients, development and implementation of strategy, management of outside counsel, negotiations, and finalization and closure of matters. Providing results driven legal advice in a fast-moving business environment while coordinating and collaborating with other in-house counsel. Advising the business clients regarding significant litigation and other matters that mitigate risk which could have a significant financial impact on the Company. Therefore, this role requires an ability and desire to gain a thorough understanding of all of Stryker’s business and products. Communicating (verbal and written) with all areas of the organization including Company leadership and other functions (regulatory, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, R&D, sales, and marketing, among others), and divisions. Managing and coordinating complex matters with internal and external groups including patients, outside counsel, opposing counsel, customers, government agencies, consultants, and health care professionals, among others. Supporting Senior Litigation Counsel in implementing strong defense to product liability matters, as well as the broad range of complex issues and challenges associated with defending a large company. Working both independently as well as part of a team overseeing and executing on multiple projects and assigned cases and claims simultaneously. Providing strong organizational and coordination skills to numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment. Developing, executing, and reporting successful outcomes to complicated litigation matters. This role involves the potential for significant travel.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. law school. Admitted to practice law and in good standing with the bar of at least one U.S. State or the District of Columbia. 7+ years of relevant legal experience gained by working in an in-house setting, a law firm, or both. Litigation experience relating to product liability defense, medical device, pharmaceutical, and life sciences strongly preferred. Demonstrates strong judgment, professional demeanor and business acumen with proven record of navigating within the intersection between complex legal and business issues. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with colleagues in a global organization, with ability to quickly gain trust and confidence of colleagues, stakeholders, and management. Embraces and supports change in a dynamic environment. Demonstrates ability to lead, inspire, educate and empower others with or without direct authority. Ability to work well independently and in a team. Possesses excellent judgment and strong analytical skills. Experience providing timely and strategic legal advice. Demonstrates a commitment to integrity and accountability. Strong communication skills and ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely. Strong organizational skills and can manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of corporate organization. Demonstrates an ability to efficiently and effectively work with outside counsel. Maintains confidential and other sensitive proprietary information. Demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn specific systems.

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