Sr Counsel, Litigation

Job Description

Organization: Legal and Compliance
Business Unit: Legal and Compliance
Requisition Number: 245509
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Buffalo Grove
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

Primarily responsible for providing in-house litigation advice and services relating to the Business Technology business. This role must coordinate efficiently and effectively with legal department management, other internal litigation counsel, compliance personnel, outside legal counsel, and  numerous internal stakeholders. Ability to adjust to changing circumstances and address matters quickly.  This position requires an attorney with strong litigation expertise; familiarity with arbitration practice and procedure; ability to handle difficult matters from inception through trial; exceptional legal writing and written communication skills; experience drafting complaints, motions, discovery, and briefs; experience defending depositions.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manage sophisticated litigation docket and provide legal advice and services relating to a wide variety of areas, including construction/project disputes, large commercial contracts, and product liability matters.
• Develop, implement, and oversee all aspects of case strategy; manage and direct outside counsel in a cost-effective manner.
• Effectively prioritize and respond to a wide variety of inquiries, both verbally and in written form, with an emphasis on clear communication and quickly identifying and resolving issues
• Interact with key internal partners / functions to meet corporate needs, including project management, sales, finance, HR, audit, and Risk Management functions.
• Assist with general litigation topics and provide accurate, timely reports as required.
• Provide useful, proactive training to help minimize future business risk.
• Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from an accredited law school
• Must be a member of the bar, in good standing, preferably IL.

Overall Experience:
• 10 years of complex litigation practice (including substantial law firm experience) involving commercial, construction, and product liability matters
• Proven track record of successfully managing matter budgets and tailoring activities to the risks and issues in individual cases.
• Management and counseling for “pre-litigation” claims
• Experience as the lead litigation attorney through all phases of litigation
• Knowledge of e-discovery-related law and best practices
• Strong negotiation and mediation skills and experience,
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• The ideal candidate will have a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and thrive in fast-paced environment where it is necessary to balance risks and business goals.
• Excellent executive communication skills and the ability to distill complex issues in an understandable way,  sound business judgment, ability to adapt quickly to change and to work well on a team
• Ability to take command of detailed issues and timely handle administrative tasks while simultaneously maintaining a proactive, big-picture perspective.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


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