Corporate Counsel

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 8/5/2019
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Summary Information: Category: Corporate - Location: Des Moines IA
Corporate Counsel

Oversee litigated workers compensation, auto, liability, and review contracts. Frequent travel is required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop defense strategy for complex auto liability and workers compensation litigation in jurisdictions across the United States.
  • Select and oversee outside counsel, evaluate exposure, conduct negotiations and serve as company representative at mediations, hearings and trials.
  • Provide legal support for risk management and safety departments.
  • Maintain and implement litigation processes and policies.  Provide support for continuous improvement.
  • Provide support as necessary for contract review and negotiations.
  • Conduct research and provide legal opinions to senior leaders; proactively monitor developments in relevant law and advise company regarding the same.
Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent work experience.
    Course(s) of study; Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Iowa. Experience with regulatory compliance a plus.
  • Experience in claims, litigation, contract negotiations, and regulatory compliance or other relevant area is required.
  • Requires strong verbal and written and communication skills.  Must have fundamental knowledge of claims related litigation, legal, and regulatory environment.  
  • Requires demonstrated attention to detail, strong analytical and mathematical abilities.
  • Requires an understanding of the transportation industry and experience with interpretation of city, county, state, and federal statutes, ordinances, regulations and guidance relating to compliance in regulatory matters. 
  • Experience in contract review and negotiations a plus. 
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to work the time necessary to complete projects or meet deadlines.
 

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