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The Head of Litigation will report to the EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, and will be a key member of the Legal and Compliance Leadership Team. The Position will be responsible for devising and setting case strategy and managing outside counsel on existing and new non-employment litigation, providing legal counsel to colleagues at all levels of the organization relating to potential and actual disputes, drafting company policies, and providing general legal advice to Legal and Compliance Department colleagues and functional support groups. This position will be responsible for supervising a team of three attorneys and one paralegal.
Conduent delivers mission-critical ?services and solutions on behalf of businesses and governments – creating exceptional outcomes for its clients and the millions of people who count on them. Through people, process and technology, Conduent solutions and services automate workflows, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and enable revenue growth. It’s why most Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities depend on Conduent every day to manage their essential interactions and move their operations forward. Conduent has revenues of approximately $4.2B and 68,000 employees worldwide. The legal department at Conduent has approximately 40 attorneys in various locations.
A competitive compensation package consisting of base, bonus and equity will be offered for this position, consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
15+ years of experience as an attorney with a mix of top law firm experience and/or as an in-house counsel in a publicly-traded corporation. Successful candidates will have advanced experience handling complex litigation in all forums, including trial experience. The expectation is that the successful candidate will create and/or improve existing litigation processes, with emphasis on early case resolution, formulate and execute effective strategies to sustain excellence, reduce risks, and apply consistency throughout the Company’s litigation function. Candidates must exercise initiative and possess a strong business acumen, attention to detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to engage personnel across all levels of the Company.
Local/regional candidates preferred.
Admitted and in good standing to the Bar of at least one state, with the ability to obtain a limited license to practice law in New Jersey as in-house counsel if the rules of professional responsibility so require.
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