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Associate General Counsel-Litigation

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 ManagementYou 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.At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada.Come join our movement for a healthier world:One Planet. One Health BY YOU. Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. base compensation range for this position is $175,000-$236,000. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.General SecretarySDL2017

Keywords: Danone, Broomfield , Associate General Counsel-Litigation, Other , Broomfield, Colorado

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