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Cutting edge, global communications company seeks a Litigation Counsel with 5+ years of litigation experience, including complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Employment litigation experience a plus. The role reports to DGC, Litigation & Employment.
Position can be based in New Jersey (possibility to work in DC metro area.)
Total compensation package to $175,000.
Assist in managing all pending or threatened litigation matters against the company, across various regions, as well as legal claims brought by the company against third parties, subpoenas and/or investigations.
Responsibilities include: developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate litigation policies, systems and defenses relevant to the company’s operations, including document hold and production policies.
Advise the business on all disputes and potential disputes with third parties, including advising on chances of success and procedures of formal proceedings, preparing arguments and strategies for all disputes, corresponding with and meeting with third parties setting forth the company’s arguments in any dispute and trying to resolve the matter without the need for formal proceedings.
Supervise outside counsel in processing all court proceedings (including arbitrations, mediations and tribunals) around the world, including drafting pre-action correspondence, preparing discovery of documents, reviewing and amending pleadings and witness statements, attending trials and hearings as appropriate, and developing strategies to obtain the best and most cost effective result for the company.
Work closely with the collections department in order to minimize bad debt, drafting correspondence to debtors and managing collection agencies and outside counsel to ensure highest returns possible, including drafting of settlement agreements and binding repayment plans.
Work with the finance department and auditors in preparing litigation summaries and audit confirmation letters for financial reporting.
Prepare and file proof of debt claims for insolvent debtors of the company.
Work with the insurance cell to process any insurance claims and reviewing the insurance policies to be held by the company.
Work with the company's HR team and advise on a wide variety of HR related matters.
Assist the compliance team on issues arising from alleged breach of the company’s code of conduct and related policies, whistle-blower cases and internal investigations.
Update, through the GC or Deputy GC, the Board of Directors, audit committee and management on all dispute related matters.
Respond to subpoenas and requests for information from enforcement and regulatory bodies.
Minimum 5-7+ years of commercial litigation experience.
Experience in complex litigation/dispute resolution.
Employment litigation experience a plus.
Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple litigation or other dispute matters and outside counsel across a range of relevant jurisdictions.
For consideration by Andrea Steiner & Joel Berger, for this and other Meridian opportunities, please send your resume in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: LIT304
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