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Associate General Counsel

Company: Danone
Location: broomfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our Legal & Regulatory teams monitor legal and regulatory changes and provide strategic guidance. By joining this team, you will work with colleagues across Danone on everything from contracts to food science. You will assess the risks, evaluate effects and propose sustainable solutions that have a positive impact. The Associate General Counsel-Litigation will be advising the business on a wide range of litigation matters. This role reports to the SVP, General Counsel for Danone North America's U.S. based business. The role is located in Danone North America's Broomfield, Colorado office (currently flexible)!

  • You will manage US litigation docket (except for labor & employment matters).
  • You will develop and execute litigation strategy for each matter.
  • You will manage outside law firm partners. Budget and track spend for all litigation matters; manage fees and expenses vigilantly. Ensure alternative fee arrangements are within agreed spend parameters.
  • You will work with insurance companies to optimize coverage.
  • You will conduct engaging internal trainings for employees on various topics to help reduce risk.
  • You will provide accurate, reasoned and concise advice on short notice without undue reliance on outside counsel.
  • You will lead dispute negotiations.
  • You will collaborate and grow the greater team; partner with peers to increase efficiency and the skill within the department.
  • You will be responsible for internal litigation reports and tracking as required and coordination of accruals.
  • You will assist with special projects as needed.
  • You effectively communicate risk and strategy to business partners including Senior Management
  • You will have the opportunity to serve as single point of contact for one of the Company's 7 business units, which requires the provision of practical legal advice on matters beyond the scope of litigation.
  • You have a JD from an accredited law school.
  • You have a valid license in good standing to practice law; member of Colorado bar or eligible for admission to the Colorado bar.
  • You have a minimum of 10 years of experience managing litigation as an attorney in private practice and/or with a large corporation. Business litigation, class action and product liability defense experience required. Prop 65 experience is a plus. In-house experience preferred.

Keywords: Danone, Broomfield , Associate General Counsel, Other , broomfield, Colorado

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