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Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. (TSV), based in Augusta, Georgia, is a leading global manufacturer of commercial and recreational vehicles and equipment. The $1.8 billion company’s diverse product lines include E-Z-GO golf cars; Arctic Cat snowmobiles, side-by-sides and ATVs; Cushman commercial utility vehicles; Textron Off Road side-by-sides; Jacobsen professional turf-care equipment; Dixie Chopper zero-turn mowers; and aviation ground support equipment offered under the TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. Its products are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to backcountry trails. TSV has more than 2,700 employees worldwide, with facilities in North America, Europe and China.
The Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, reports to the Vice President and General Counsel, Textron Specialized Vehicles and to the Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, Textron Inc. The position requires at least 5 years of experience involving a full range of litigation issues, including product liability.
Actively support management of the company’s litigation,with a focus on product liability related matters. This includes working case strategy with in-house and outside counsel; establishing and managing discovery, including eDiscovery procedures; maintaining communications with all key stakeholders, including outside counsel and Company business leaders; notifying company insurers to ensure insurance coverage; working with insurance adjusters to ensure appropriate handling of the claims; and working with risk finance to manage costs and exposure
Proactively engage with business counterparts to identify legal risk and issues raised in pre-litigation, disputes, or other claim related matters; and develop risk mitigation strategies, as appropriate. Participate in company’s product reliability committee as legal advisor.
Advise stakeholders concerning compliance with legal requirements related to all types of legal matters and pre-litigation using knowledge of legal precedents and company policies.
Partner with business leaders to develop, implement and sustain policies and procedures related to product safety, CPSC, industry standards (e.g. ANSI, ROHVA) and other federal regulations.
Participate in and support other legal matters and activities, including legal training, as required.
J.D. degree from an accredited law school
Admission to a state Bar
5+ years of experience involving full range of litigation issues
Must be able to work with and manage law firm partners
Inspires trust and confidence throughout the organization; a drive to deliver quality results on time and in a highly ethical and professional manner
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications and public speaking skills
Ability to travel globally and domestically up to 25% of the time.
5+ years of relevant experience in products liability, general commercial, and IP litigation. Experience with government regulations and industry standards governing off-road/recreational vehicles, industrial vehicle, commercial mowers and golf cars.
Good strategic thinking and business acumen
Exceptional problem solving skills
Ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and employees
Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments simultaneously with a minimum amount of supervision
A team player with an open, mature and positive personality who is willing to share and communicate information effectively
Must have strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels of competency
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Be the driver of your career. At Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., our culture allows you to grow within the company while building your career. Developing new leaders and encouraging innovative ideas are critical to the success of our organizations. Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground suppor...t equipment. TSV markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy® Off Road, TUG™, Douglas™, and Premier Engineering & Manufacturing brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves. From design to drive, TSV has become an industry leader through our belief in having the right people in the right place at the right time. Are you ready to fuel your career?