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Litigation Counsel

Posted Apr 26
Full Time
On Site
Tempe, Arizona

Job Description

Transforming smiles, changing lives. 

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 diverse and collaborative teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. 

Ready to join us?


About this opportunity 

Align is seeking a mid-level attorney to join its Litigation Group as Litigation Counsel.  The Litigation Group is responsible for handling and assisting all litigation and arbitration matters for Align including commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, product liability litigation, intellectual property litigation, and third-party subpoenas and investigations. 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.  To be successful, you will need to understand the difference in working as an in-house litigator and law firm litigator.   In addition, this position must have experience in managing outside counsel spend, alternative fee arrangements, selection of 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 Align’s outside litigation counsel, including staffing, litigation strategy, work product, budgets, and 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 throughout the 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 + 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus Juris Doctor required.
  • Experience litigating in federal court is essential.
  • Experience in securities, antitrust, commercial disputes preferred.
  • Experience in managing discovery including document preservation and collection, written discovery, and witness preparation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Team player and positive attitude.


Sound like a good fit?   

Great! Click the "Apply" link to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don’t worry, Align is quickly growing so we are creating more opportunities to expand our Align family. Please consider joining our Talent Network to receive notifications about future jobs or sharing this opportunity with others in your network.    


About Align 

Align Technology is a publicly traded medical device company that is transforming smiles and changing lives. Our global team of talented employees develop innovative technology, tools and treatment options to help dental professionals worldwide achieve the clinical results they expect. Our digital ecosystem combines the power of technology to create beautiful smiles through the integration of AI and machine learning, digital imaging and visualization, biomechanics and material science to develop the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world; iTero Intraoral Scanners and OrthoCAD digital services. Did you know? Align is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom 3D-printed materials.   

By joining Align, you will be part of a global, fast-growing company in one of the most dynamic industries. Great people, innovative technologies, and meaningful work – these are just some of the things employees say make Align Technology a great place to work.   

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Global Diversity Statement:

At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every smile is as unique as our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time.


Equal Opportunity Statement

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all of our employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Align must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying for and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

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