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Assistant General Counsel - Litigation

Company: MiTek
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMiTek® is a global provider of building solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Utilizing software, services, engineered products, and automated manufacturing equipment, MiTek partners with clients to accelerate their genius and deliver breakthroughs in building. With a rich 60-year history and a network of 6,500 team members worldwide, MiTek pairs local expertise with global capabilities. As a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation. Learn more at www.mii.com . SummaryThe MiTek Legal Department is seeking an experienced and motivated attorney to join its growing in-house team to be responsible for the company's global litigation matters. This individual will need to be able to effectively implement standard processes across a wide variety of business units, while building and maintaining strong relationships with the relevant stakeholders. This individual must possess a high level of integrity and professionalism.The ideal candidate will be able to work in a highly collaborative and innovative environment to develop and scale a world class in-house litigation function. Significant experience handling product liability, construction defect, intellectual property, and commercial disputes is critical. Engineering and patent law experience are a plus.Job Responsibilities & RequirementsEssential Functions: As the attorney primarily responsible for the company's litigation docket, the successful candidate will:• Support all facets of commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration, including responding to subpoenas and discovery requests, drafting and revising legal briefs, interviewing witnesses, witness preparation, and negotiating and drafting settlements.• Provide a full range of legal advice and services, primarily relating to the management of litigation across a wide range of practice areas, including product liability, construction defect, intellectual property, and commercial disputes.• Be responsible for handling all aspects of case management, developing effective litigation strategies on a case-by-case basis, and strategically managing overall global litigation risk.• Possess a deep knowledge of eDiscovery issues, including document retention policies and procedures; collection, review, and production of documents; and third-party subpoena compliance.• Supervise outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation strategy, work product, and budgets.• Develop and implement litigation-related processes, procedures and reporting to support the company's global business.• Work closely with internal business clients across the company to identify and proactively address and resolve potential litigation risks to meet business objectives.• Support the company on a variety of internal investigations in collaboration with other applicable corporate functions, including compliance, finance, and human resources.• Collaborate with other attorneys in the department on complex projects to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations.• Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts from time-to-time.Competency Statements: • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Upholds organizational values. Ability to possess a high level of integrity and ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information is required.• Ability to think strategically and creatively, to identify and resolve legal issues, possess knowledge of the business.• Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Ability to interact professionally with others; including co-workers, vendors and customers.• Ability to positively influence behavior of multiple stakeholders, as well as to successfully balance the interests of the customer with maintaining a good legal and fiscal position for the company.• Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to other's ideas and tries new things. Successfully interacts with financial and non-financial personnel.• Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.• Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information skillfully. Develop alternative solutions. Work well in group problem solving situations. Use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or a task.• Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.• Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.• Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.Skills & Abilities: Education: Juris Doctor degree and good standing to practice lawExperience: 7+ years of litigation experience, with particular focus on litigation and investigation experience at a law firm and/or in-house, handling complexcommercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, pre-litigation disputes andinternal investigations. A combination of both in-house and top-tier law firmexperience is desired (salary for role is commensurate with this experience level)Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have proficiency in MS Office 365 (Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).IND123 MiTek is an E-Verify and Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or transgender status), age (40 and over), genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. For accommodation to assist with completing this application, please contact Human Resources at +1 314-434-1200.www.mii.comPI129295387

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