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Litigation Counsel (HYBRID)

$148,000- $254,000
Posted May 08
Full Time
Chevy Chase, Maryland

GEICO is seeking an experienced lawyer to join its in-house Litigation Management department. The Counsel II, Litigation Manager will be responsible for the management of class actions and complex litigation. This role will partner closely with Operations, Tech, and other business teams, while forming part of a collaborative legal department that is valued for its practical advice. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant substantive experience in a law firm or large in-house legal department. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong judgment, a broad range of litigation management experience, and an eagerness to be involved in a dynamic company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and drive strategy for high-profile litigation matters, including complex litigation, class actions, antitrust, commercial disputes, employment suits, and other related matters.
  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on litigation strategy and risks.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in internal discovery activities in partnership with Operations, Tech, and legal management.
  • Manage legal risks and resolve disputes.
  • Facilitate the escalation of complex matters to internal stakeholders and referral to outside counsel while maintaining control over case management and expenses.
  • Conduct research as needed to provide relevant advice.
  • Proactively monitor legislation, regulations, and emerging trends in insurance, claims, privacy, employment law, and litigation procedure.
  • Counsel and advise GEICO leadership on pending litigation and litigation trends.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • 5-7 or more years of litigation management experience at a law firm, government, and/or in-house role.
  • Experience managing high stakes, complex litigation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts to non-lawyers.
  • Ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.
  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing class actions.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, both legal and non-legal
  • Trial and appellate experience.

Location – Hybrid: This position is a hybrid role and will require 2-3 days working onsite in the Chevy Chase, MD or New York, NY office.

Annual Salary

$148,000.00 - $254,000.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures
  • Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.
  • Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.