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Senior Director, Litigation

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:



Logistics done differently.At XPO Logistics, our employees take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. We've been named among America's best employers by Forbes, and Fortune recently listed us as one of the world's most admired companies. As the Senior Director, Litigation Counsel, you will be will be a key part of the litigation group at XPO's corporate headquarters. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Litigation Counsel, you will assist in actively managing all aspects of a busy litigation docket, including commercial, class action, tort, non-compete and trade secrets cases. You will also have a key role in developing and continuously improving various internal processes relating to outside counsel and legal vendor management. If you're looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Actively manage all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation matters in an efficient, practical and cost-effective manner
  • Collaborate with colleagues to articulate risks and benefits of legal strategy to achieve company objectives
  • Participate in creating processes and procedures that promote risk avoidance and mitigation
  • Assist in developing and continuously improving various internal processes relating to outside counsel and legal vendor management
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc status reports for managementWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • JD from a nationally recognized law school
    • 7 years of broad, complex commercial litigation experience in a law firm, corporate law department or a combination thereof
    • Licensed to practice law in at least one state and able to qualify as Authorized House Counsel in Connecticut, as necessaryIt'd be great if you also have:
      • 8+ years of broad, complex commercial litigation experience in a law firm, corporate law department or a combination thereof
      • Experience with non-compete and trade secrets litigation
      • A combination of sophisticated law firm and in-house experience
      • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work independently and drive matters to swift, favorable outcomes
      • Demonstrated supervisory and management skills with the ability to oversee projects delegated to in-house legal staff and outside counsel
      • Experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Word)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skillsBe part of something big. XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status. XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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