Sr Corporate Counsel, Employment Practice Claims

New York, NY
Full Time
03-15-2019
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation Job #: 1900277 Exp.: 7+ Years
Description:
TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET) is seeking a highly qualified senior attorney with deep employment litigation experience to lead our Employment Practice Claim group within the Legal Department. The Senior Counsel, Employment Practice Claims will report to TriNet’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Litigation and Customer Claims and will manage a growing team of attorneys, paralegals and staff handling employment practice liability matters for TriNet’s 13,000+ clients. This is a leadership position that will also require the successful candidate to be “hands on” in managing matters across the U.S., improving existing processes and strategies, reducing risks, applying consistency across products and platforms, providing advice and counsel as required. Looking for a strong leader of projects and people with an open and direct style who practices participative management, adaptability and team building, while striving for continued personal development and growth.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
  • Lead responsibility for customer employment practice liability (EPL) claims, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, management of active litigation, responsibility for discovery and other litigation requests and procedures, review of pleadings and other court documents, the receipt of subpoenas and other information requests and inquiries from third parties.
  • Responsible for managing a team of lawyers and analysts engaged in risk management work, litigation and third party subpoena compliance, which will require among other things, coordinating activities, internally and externally, including advocacy and strategy for litigated and investigative matters and remediation efforts, discovery initiatives and related disclosures.
  • Advise in-house attorneys and company management on strategy and resolution of EPL claims.
  • Provides risk management and other general advice to the legal department, business partners and customers regarding EPL matters.
  • Drives strategy, execution and management of outside counsel on EPL litigation and related matters.
  • Collaborate with insurance carriers and outside counsel to efficiently manage all aspects of EPL matters, including: staffing, litigation strategy, budgets, work product, discovery and developing initiatives for reducing outside counsel spend.
  • Coordinate with the CLO on periodic reporting on EPL litigation results, budgets, forecasts, exposure analysis and litigation strategies.
  • Other special projects and responsibilities based on the skills and interests of the candidate and needs within the company.

Job Requirements And Qualifications
  • Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates): Member in good standing with the applicable State Bar

Experience:
  • Attorney with 7+ years of experience in an in-house legal department and/or a major carrier handling employment litigation.
  • At least 3 years managing attorneys and/or other professionals preferred.
  • Demonstrated record for success strategizing, handling and managing employment practice liability claims to successful resolution.

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