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Sr. Counsel - Litigation

Company: Reynolds
Location: Pfafftown
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

ROLE PROFILEGRADE: G36JOB TITLE: Sr. Counsel - LitigationEXTERNAL JOB TITLE: N/AFUNCTION: Legal & External AffairsCITY & COUNTRY: Winston-Salem, NCROLE SUMMARYWhat are the key objectives and expectations from this role? Provide strategic direction and operational management of products litigation. Primary job responsibilities include the development and implementation of legal strategy, supervise and provide strategic direction to outside counsel, provide legal advice and risk assessment to senior executives, ensure litigation strategy supports company business objectives, and develop and manage litigation budget.Reports toSVP & Deputy General CounselNumber of Direct Reports N/ACore RelationshipsInternal - Mid level and senior managementExternal - Law firms and legal vendorsGeographic Scope LocalTravel RequiredLimited ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide strategic direction and management of products and other litigation.
  • Provide strategic input and guidance on legal, legislation, regulatory matters, and business matters.
  • Responsible for understanding changing business, legal and regulatory environment, and the potential impact on litigation.
  • Represent the company in the development and implementation of industry joint defence litigation strategy, including resolution of disputes.
  • Provide strategic direction and operational management of external litigation discovery operations and records management.
  • Develop and manage litigation budget. Work directly with Law Finance to ensure sound financial management of litigation and related areas of the legal function. EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGEESSENTIAL Experience Required
    • Six+ years of experience in complex litigation in a law firm and/or in-house experience managing complex litigation
    • Ability to flex under pressure, deal with ambiguity while maintaining focus on priority workstreams Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required
      • Excellent communication skills: good ability to translate concepts into an easily understandable format and to communicate these clearly, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management
      • Strong leadership skills demonstrated through experience of building and managing high performing teams
      • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills with ability to quickly build and maintain confidence and credibility with senior stakeholders
      • Excellent business acumen and commercial awareness Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required
        • Law degree with record showing strong academic achievement required.
        • Licensed to practice in one or more jurisdictions. BENEFICIAL
          • Experience related to smoking and health litigation
            • Experience with end-to-end litigation process, including eDiscovery
            • Experience managing external legal counsel

Keywords: Reynolds, Winston-Salem , Sr. Counsel - Litigation, Legal , Pfafftown, North Carolina

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