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Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust

Posted May 31
Full Time
On Site
Westbrook, Maine

We’re looking for an Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust. In this role you’ll work on a wide variety of interesting, exciting and high-profile legal matters at IDEXX, focused on protecting and defending the company and its reputation and managing risk world-wide. 

What You Will Be Doing:

You will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice to support the operation, growth and development of the company, primarily focusing on management of commercial litigation and certain regulatory matters, antitrust compliance, counseling and advising, and internal investigations.

You will manage litigation matters from pre-litigation through resolution, actively oversee outside counsel and budgeting, and oversee and conduct internal investigations, collaborating with Internal Audit and colleagues in the Compliance Department on matters relating to our Code of Ethics and other important issues. You will work directly with business stakeholders and coordinate closely with IDEXX Legal & Compliance Team colleagues, guiding on global risks associated with commercial litigation, antitrust laws and commercial practices. You will also play an integral role in helping to further develop and enhance our antitrust compliance program, and in training legal colleagues and business stakeholders.

What You Need To Succeed:

Education/Bar Membership

  • J.D. or equivalent, with top academic credentials
  • Bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction

Experience

  • Substantial experience (ideally eight years or more) in private practice, in-house and/or with a governmental agency (combination preferred), ideally with experience in multinational matters, in substantive areas of commercial litigation and internal investigations, with experience in antitrust/competition law highly valued
  • Experience in a highly-matrixed, multinational, public company environment highly valued

Skills and Abilities

  • Strategic litigation and sensitive internal investigation skills, including technical skills such as conducting interviews, email and document review, collaborative development of legal strategy, review of legal briefs, and oversight of and attendance at legal proceedings
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage outside counsel and related budgets in a wide range of litigation and investigative matters
  • Ability to build credibility quickly with stakeholders, and to provide practical legal expertise in challenging and complex business situations
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex issues at the same time over various business groups and outside parties
  • Exceptional business judgment and creativity with a track record of collaborating and thriving in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability to simultaneously take action that tackles immediate problems while building programs and processes that problem-solve at a programmatic level
  • Ability to distill policies and guidance to their essential, digestible points and develop tools and training on point for specific stakeholders
  • Ability to identify the right questions, find the answers, account for unknowns, risk-assess and drive and deliver effective and efficient risk assessments
  • Ability to balance risks and apply risk-based judgments to aid with high-risk decision-making
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to grapple successfully with complexity and to translate complex legal issues into practical guidance for business stakeholders and legal colleagues
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment and to build collaborative connections and relationships with clients and colleagues across a global organization
  • Comfort in use of collaboration tools including Teams, Box and legal operations tools including workflow and e-billing/matter management platforms

Why IDEXX?

We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people. 

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement. 
  
Let’s pursue what matters together.  

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.  

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.