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Senior Counsel, Litigation

Company: Macy's, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest omnichannel retailers in the world, Macy’s has a full legal team with exposure to every aspect of the business, from marketing and property development to human resources and external relations. You’ll work collaboratively on multiple projects with smart, creative people and enjoy excellent work-life balance.

Overview:

An experienced civil litigator needed to join existing in-house litigation team responsible for Macy’s nationwide uninsured litigation docket. This position requires the active handling of all aspects of lawsuits brought against the company from answer to appeal. Successful candidate must have significant employment experience – first chair trial experience required. This position in particular will require knowledge of and ability to handle California Private Attorney General Act cases and other complex and class action litigation. Strong writing skills a must.

Essential Functions:

Strong ability to analyze issues and write persuasively to convince audience. Submission of a writing sample in advance of interview is required. Writing sample must demonstrate ability to perform complex analysis and to write persuasively.

Demonstrated ability to litigate a range of commercial and complex litigation matters independently and with minimal supervision, on behalf of Company from investigation to appeal, including but not limited to, research; writing briefs/motions; interviewing witnesses; investigations; drafting /responding to discovery; taking/defending depositions; mediating; negotiating; conducting arbitrations and trials as first or second chair; communicating with client, opposing party, courts and arbitrators.

Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team depending on department needs. Must be able to work closely with both the litigation team and the wide-range of clients it serves.

Ability to supervise and train less -experienced counsel required.

Must possess good client services skills.

Strong organizational and time management skills required; must be able to prioritize assignment and multi-task.

Required to participate in interdepartmental conferences, committees, and meetings.

Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/ Experience:

J.D. required.

15 years or more active litigation experience.

Also, must be admitted to Missouri bar or other state bar. If not licensed in Missouri, must have ability to waive in to Missouri bar.

Communication Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to read, write, and interpret instructional documents such as reports and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills:

Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Reasoning Ability:

Must have a strong ability to identify legal issues and risks.

Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands:

This position involves extended periods of sitting and the extensive use of computer and the office equipment.

May involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

Involves close vision, color vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment.

May involve occasional overnight travel.

Work Hours:

Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs.

Ability to occasionally travel and stay overnight.

Significant nationwide travel required – may use virtual tool as well due to pandemic.

Travel is required approximately 25% of work days, and can be to any state in which Macy’s operates.

This job overview is not all inclusive. In addition, Macy’s, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job overview at any time. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Macy’s, Inc. – including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal convictions in a manner consistent with  SFPC Art. 49  and  LA MC ch.XVIII Art. 9 .

Macy’s, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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