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Associate General Counsel 1 - Litigator

Posted Jun 04
Full Time
Richmond, Virginia

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_ Regular or Temporary:


Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

The Truist Legal Department is looking for a smart, experienced, and creative litigator to join the litigation team in proactively and strategically managing a wide variety of litigation from beginning to end, including consumer and securities class actions, other types of complex litigation, and FINRA arbitrations. In addition to managing cases, the candidate will collaborate with the business and other Legal teammates to provide advice and counseling to mitigate legal risk. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic self-starter who is looking to take on significant responsibility in a purpose-driven company.

The role requires working from a Truist office location at least 4 days a week.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Manage a wide variety of litigation (including class actions, arbitrations, subpoenas, pre-litigation disputes) and investigative matters for the Truist family of companies to protect the company and its brand. This includes assessing legal risk posed by matters, working to develop and execute litigation strategy, managing discovery efforts (including working with the eDiscovery team), and collaborating and coordinating with other key stakeholders such as line of business clients, risk management, insurers, finance, and legal teammates.
  • Drive case strategy and collaborate with outside counsel on fact development, discovery, briefing, oral argument, settlement negotiations, trials or arbitrations, and budget management in compliance with outside counsel guidelines.
  • With minimal supervision, provide cross-functional support and counseling to line of business clients and other attorneys within the Legal Department on efforts to mitigate legal and litigation risk for the company.
  • Keep abreast of and analyze legislation, regulations, and case law developments that affect the company and the banking industry.
  • Prepare and/or review litigation-related documents, represent the company in litigation or alternative dispute resolutions, perform legal research and analysis, and maintain files and records.
  • Serve as an individual contributor but may provide ad hoc work direction, leadership, and supervision to other legal staff regarding support on active matters, cases, or projects.


Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice law in good standing
  • 8 years of post-bar experience in a law firm, government, and/or corporate settings.
  • Possess superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize matters, utilize time management skills, and move between matters fluidly
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, manage stress effectively and meet critical deadlines
  • Able to work autonomously without close supervision
  • Team-oriented mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office software products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or training in the financial services industry or a related legal practice area, with demonstrated specialization
  • Significant complex litigation and/or class action experience
  • Experience with handling litigation for retail wealth financial institutions, including experience with retail broker-dealer, investment advisory and bank trust services matters, including FINRA arbitrations
  • Experience in a corporate legal department having successfully held positions of advancing responsibility
  • An educational focus on business or finance
  • Comfortable working in the entrepreneurial environment of a large, complex corporation
  • Excellent analytic and organizational skills
  • Possess strong negotiation skills

Other Job Requirements / Working Conditions


Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)


Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)


Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)


Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)


Up to 10 lbs.

Visual / Audio / Speaking

Able to access and interpret client information received from the computer and able to hear and speak with individuals in person and on the phone.

Manual Dexterity / Keyboarding

Able to work standard office equipment, including PC keyboard and mouse, copy/fax machines, and printers.


Able to work all hours scheduled, including overtime as directed by manager/supervisor and required by business need.


Up to 25%

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

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