Associate General Counsel
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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 &
- You will develop and execute litigation strategy for each
- 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
- You will work with insurance companies to optimize
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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