$100K — $150K *
At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
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About this opportunity
Align is seeking a mid-level attorney to join its legal group as Litigation Counsel. The Litigation Counsel is charged with a broad range of pre-litigation and litigation related activities in a variety of jurisdictions. Reporting to the Director of Litigation, this position is responsible for proactively and effectively managing a diverse range of litigation and pre-litigation matters in a range of substantive areas and jurisdictions. This position requires a deep understanding of the difference in working as an in house litigator and law firm litigator and must have expertise in proactively translating litigation opportunities and risks into mitigating and optimizing business opportunities and risks. In addition, this position must have expertise in managing outside counsel spend, sophisticated alternative fee arrangements, selection of outside counsel, KPIs for outside counsel and in house tools and technologies to enable efficient, economical review of documents to respond to discovery, subpoenas and for internal investigations, litigation hold, spend management.
In this role, you will…
Assist in the pro-active management and supervision of all aspects of Align’s outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation strategy, work product, budgets, and developing initiatives for managing spend.
Work closely with company employees to represent Align and its affiliates from commercial claims, government and regulatory investigations, securities claims, and intellectual property assertions.
Assist in all facets of litigation, including internal investigations, discovery, witness identification and preparation, revising legal briefs, development and execution of case and trial strategy, and negotiating and drafting settlements.
Manage a diverse range of litigation and pre-litigation matters in a wide range of practice areas and in numerous jurisdictions in which the company does business.
Prepare and present clear and concise reports regarding the status of each piece of litigation and the associated risks.
Provide strategic direction on existing litigation and disputes that could lead to litigation.
Assist in developing litigation strategies to achieve business objectives, as well as creative approaches to resolving disputes, and to ensure goal alignment across various business teams.
Investigate and respond to various commercial, employment, insurance coverage, privacy, customer relations and business claims and complaints that could lead to litigation.
Advise business partners to proactively address and resolve potential disputes while supporting the company’s business objectives.
Provide advice and training on matters relating to litigation and litigation avoidance, including assessing the risks of potential litigation.
Work with other legal team members to develop and implement scalable systems and procedures for the consistent handling of the company’s litigation, discovery, and avoidance of claims.
In this role, you’ll need …
4-6 years of litigation experience reflecting a strong record of success and accomplishment, with a law firm, in house law department and/or federal law enforcement or regulatory agency.
Experience litigating in federal court in intellectual property litigation essential. Experience in securities, antitrust, commercial disputes preferred.
Strong legal editing, writing and analytical skills.
Organizational and management skills that will assist in the development and implementation of procedures and guidelines to facilitate the effective development and oversight of individual litigation matters.
Top academic credentials from a leading U.S. law school.
Excellent presentation and communication skills.
Strong work ethic with a commitment to ensure that all deadlines are met on time and with a high degree of quality.
The ability to be persuasive while ensuring a positive customer and/or partner experience.
Possess a sense of humor and positive attitude.
Valid through: 3/12/2021