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Attorney

Posted Feb 06
Full Time
On Site
Moline, Illinois

Job Description

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber, and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

 

Your Responsibilities

As an Attorney for the Litigation and Product Liability group of the Deere & Company Global Law Services Group located in Moline, Illinois you will:   

  • Provide primary legal support to all Deere & Company divisions regarding the defense of toxic tort lawsuits in North America.
  • Provide occasional legal support to the Construction & Forestry and John Deere Power Systems divisions of Deere & Company on product liability-related counseling, claims, and lawsuits on either a project level or as needed basis.    
  • Provide research, legal counsel recommendations, and alternatives for the more complex legal questions and issues in support of defending the company in product liability and toxic tort claims and lawsuits.   
  • Assist senior attorneys and staff in the analysis of issues to identify legal problems.    
  • Review legal documents for compliance with applicable laws.
  • Stay current on emerging trends in the law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations. 

 

 VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position       

 

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of legal experience in the general practice of law in a private law firm or a Corporate Law Department
  • Strong interpersonal collaboration skills 
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10%   

 

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Subject matter knowledge of product liability law, including toxic tort law
  • Strong leadership skills     
  • Knowledge of risk management within areas of specialization and responsibility     
  • Understanding of legal issues affecting area of responsibility with the ability to identify issues associated with assigned tasks, and spot ethical issues in practice 
  • Ability to perform legal research using the internet plus various online tools 
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy, and style         

 

Education

  • J.D. degree and admission to practice law in Illinois  

 

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Contribution)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

 

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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.