• Locations
    • Remote
    • United States
  • Date Posted
  • May. 18, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Financial Services

About the role

The Disputes Counsel role will be responsible for managing and supporting a variety of litigation matters, as well as providing day-to-day pragmatic legal advice as a business partner to key stakeholders. Reporting to the Head of Legal in the US, you will focus on the strategic mitigation of litigation risk to the business and the management of disputes. This will include both litigation within United States, alternative dispute resolution, and instructing local counsel as appropriate in relation to disputes outside of the United States.

What you will be doing:

Running internal fact-finding investigations

Developing case strategy in partnership with business units

Identifying and managing litigation risk

Driving cost-effective resolution of litigious matters

Managing outside counsel

  • Drafting, reviewing and approving correspondence and court documents and attending court hearings
  • Coordinating disclosure, including collection and production of materials
  • Advising business functions on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious legal issues
  • Keeping management and business units apprised of litigation developments and strategy

What you’ll need

  • Experience in all phases of litigation and ADR
  • Experience in regulatory matters and issues
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and drafting skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and strategic focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build excellent working relationships with all levels of management and work on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to excel both independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrable ability to work in fast-paced environments and make sound judgements under tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at once, to meet deadlines
  • Common sense and a good sense of humour
  • Thrive working in a fast-paced, high pressure, entrepreneurial environment
  • Work hard but have a lot of fun doing it!

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Law
  • Excellent academic and law firm credentials

A current practicing certificate

  • At least 3 years of strong legal experience as a private practice lawyer dealing with financial services at a top law firm and (preferably) some in-house experience as well
  • Experience in reputation management and advising clients on public relations related matters is also a plus

Please note that this is a remote role to be hired within the state in:

New York

California

Massachusetts

Texas

Virginia

Connecticut

Washington