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Counsel, Litigation

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryReporting to the Vice President & Chief Counsel - Litigation, you will provide legal support on activities related to litigation across the life-cycle of litigation and across the enterprise.Position Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and strategic direction to outside counsel concerning the handling of assigned caseload of lawsuits, claims, and subpoenas.
  • Support partners and company witnesses on matters relating to litigation, including witness interviews, document collection, depositions, hearings, and other adversarial proceedings.
  • Represent Conagra Brands in legal, administrative, and regulatory proceedings, and in mediations, arbitration, and settlement negotiations.
  • Oversee discovery processes, including e-discovery and legal hold, for assigned caseload; champion the evolution of tools, processes, and services.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for continuous improvement within the litigation group and lead efforts to implement process improvement solutions.
  • Advise business partners on dispute resolution, litigation, insurance, regulatory, and risk management among other matters and identify opportunities to provide training.
  • Ensure appropriate use and deployment of Company assets at all times, including through enforcement of billing guidelines and negotiation of alternative fee arrangements.
  • Maintain relationships with business partners and other members of the litigation team and legal department, and external partners.
  • Commit to promoting the development of one's own legal and business skills, industry knowledge, and to maintaining an inclusive working environment.Position Qualifications
    • Licensed attorney with minimum of 5 years of litigation experience in a law firm or corporate litigation department; must be licensed in the State of Illinois or have in-house counsel license recognized by the State of Illinois at the time of application.
    • Meaningful exposure to a broad range of litigation matters; relevant experience includes product liability, commercial and contract disputes, personal injury, employment, environmental, insurance coverage, and class action disputes.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, think critically, manage complex projects, learn new areas of law, and solve problems.
    • Understanding of e-discovery best practices; hands-on experience with e-discovery software/tools preferred.
    • Able to manage complex projects within established budgets.
    • Collaboratively influential. Must be able to ensure key legal perspectives are taken into account and alternative actions and outcomes considered, even if unpopular.
    • Ability to think through legal issues from a business perspective, evaluate and articulate risk on a cost-benefit basis, and propose creative alternative solutions.
    • Demonstrated curiosity; ability to quickly learn new areas and business considerations; comfortable with change and making decisions with less-than-complete information.
    • Committed to personal development and continuous learning.
    • Must have bias for action for delivering desired results.Our Modern Workplace:Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 3 days a week.#LI-GS1#LI-Hybrid#LI-DirectorOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit -.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ---

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Chicago , Counsel, Litigation, Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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