Assistant General Counsel

Amerco   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Transportation

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Not Specified years

Posted 102 days ago

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The U-Haul International, Inc. Legal Department seeks a skilled litigator with 7-9 years of experience to assist in the management and coordination of the nationwide defense of product liability, negligence and insurance coverage matters brought against the various U-Haul entities. This position will also focus on the investigation of accidents involving U-Haul moving equipment and pre-suit oversight of certain types of claims.

The qualified candidate must possess the ability to quickly assess the legal exposure posed by a variety of situations unique to U-Haul and provide concise and correct legal advice to both U-Haul field personnel and senior management. This is a fast-paced job that is only suited to a self-starter who has the experience to quickly take ownership of an existing caseload of complex matters.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing product liability, negligence and insurance coverage litigation;
  • Effectively managing outside counsel and litigation budgets;
  • Directing accident investigations, including retaining consultants, interviewing witnesses and coordinating with members of other U-Haul departments;
  • Drafting, revising and coordinating discovery;
  • Preparing corporate representatives and U-Haul witnesses for depositions;
  • Providing advice and direction on insurance claims and insurance coverage matters;
  • Providing general legal advice to U-Haul field and corporate personnel on a wide variety of legal issues.

Requirements

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited school and admission to at least one state bar;
  • Experience defending significant product liability and negligence lawsuits;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management of litigation;
  • Experience vetting and hiring expert witnesses;
  • First or second chairexperience at trial or arbitration;
  • Experience coordinating and responding to discovery;
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset;
  • Ability to travel 2-3 times per month.

Salary requirements must be submitted with resume. We will not consider any candidates who do not include salary requirements. This is not a remote position, the ideal candidate must reside in Arizona. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Benefits:

  • Health insurance/benefits (including medical, dental & vision)
  • Subsidized gym membership (including paid fitness classes)
  • Life insurance
  • Stock options
  • Business and travel insurance
  • MetLaw Legal program
  • MetLife auto and home insurance
  • Discounts on Apple products, cell phone plans, hotels and more
  • Commuter benefits program
  • 401k options
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days
  • In-house cafe featuring options for all diets
  • 24-hour physician available for kids
  • Community volunteer opportunities