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The opportunity to serve as Associate General Counsel on the litigation team of a leading financial services firm offers the potential to leverage all of the skills of a civil litigator who has complex case experience. The role requires an attorney with prior first or second chair trial experience to develop and implement litigation strategy across a variety of matters. It is crucial that the candidate have the ability to partner with business owners within the firm to provide advice around emerging and ongoing initiatives and in response to changing regulatory environments. The successful candidate must demonstrate initiative and have the ability to innovate and add value in a dynamic litigation and regulatory environment.
Manage litigation pending in court and before industry arbitration panels.
Conduct merits hearings/trials in industry arbitration.
Develop strategy around and manage complex civil litigation and class actions.
Manage outside counsel in driving litigation strategy.
Formulate and execute effective strategies to reduce risk throughout the firm by educating business partners about pending litigation matters.
Engage associates and leaders throughout the firm to leverage their subject matter expertise in rendering advice and directing litigation.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and license to practice law in Missouri or a reciprocal state.
At least 5 years of progressive responsibility as a litigator in private practice, in the public sector or in an in-house counsel capacity.
Advanced experience handling and managing complex civil litigation is required.
Experience with representing clients in arbitration is strongly preferred.
Experience within financial services industry and knowledge of securities law, litigation, and FINRA arbitrations is preferred.
Familiarity with regulatory issues in the securities industry, including ones involving the SEC, FINRA and state authorities will be particularly beneficial.
Demonstrated ability to independently analyze and resolve complex matters.
The ability to lead, delegate and mentor, and the desire to work well with others to achieve common goals.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities.
Sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to be proactive and drive matters to conclusion. Ability to independently think strategically and to execute tactically.
Excellent communication skills and decision-making ability.
Strong cross-function collaboration skills and ability to achieve solutions.
Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Internal Number: 31397
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones is one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services firms. We currently serve nearly 7 million clients through our network of more than 11,000 branch offices. We are seeking highly motivated, results-oriented individuals as we continue to grow and meet the needs of the long-term individual investor. Our commitment to providing a workplace that both challenges us and rewards our associates has contributed to our inclusion in FORTUNE magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For 2015” in America. The firm ranked No. 6 overall in its 16th appearance on the prestigious list.