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Sr. Director - Litigation Case Management Team

$144,000- $211,200
Posted Jul 10
Full Time

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

We are seeking a highly experienced and innovative Sr. Director to lead and work alongside Lilly’s Litigation Case Management Team (LCMT), responsible for supporting all aspects of litigation throughout the lifecycle of cases. This leader will interact closely with internal and external litigation counsel, Lilly’s eDiscovery team and vendors, and other key partners to help set and implement individual case strategy, and cohesively manage Lilly’s overall docket and related processes. This role requires a results-driven leader with significant experience in developing and implementing efficient and effective case management processes, embedding an attitude of continuing innovation in teams, and leading teams in a challenging high-volume, high-stakes environment. The Sr. Director will be a strong communicator, agile problem-solver, and facilitator in driving alignment and leading change across the litigation function.

Do you have demonstrated experience in case management, matter management, eDiscovery, and other legal technology systems? Bring your leadership and technical talent to Lilly and make an impact on our patients and communities. Be a part of the Lilly story!

Key Responsibilities

Leadership And Transformation

  • Lead and manage the LCMT, ensuring the team has the necessary tools and resources to support global litigation, government investigations, and privileged investigations, and support case work as necessary to meet docket demands.
  • Direct the ongoing transformation of the LCMT function to support increasingly complex litigation, drive efficiencies, standardize and streamline processes and clarify roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, execution, positivity, connectivity, and excellence within the LCMT, and between the team and counsel, eDiscovery, vendors, and Legal Operations partners.
  • Establish and maintain consistency in business and litigation positions across all matters.
  • Demonstrate and instill practical and effective problem-solving capabilities across the team.
  • Ensure that all work product and performance are held to a consistent and high standard.

Process Management And Innovation

  • Establish, manage, and implement robust LCMT protocols, processes, and procedures, incorporating best practices in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal policies, and external benchmarking.
  • Streamline the development and implementation of innovative litigation support tools, aiming to automate and minimize low-risk/administrative tasks. This allows LCMT members to concentrate on tasks with higher risk and impact.
  • Develop and maintain case and workload reporting, and partner with Legal Operations to track key metrics for the litigation function.
  • Work with Lilly counsel to establish consistent SLAs for case management tasks and processes.
  • Use and manage vendors strategically to enhance value and impact.
  • Develop defensible processes and ensure adequate training and cross-training across the team.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments relevant to case management, proactively communicate new insights, and implement groundbreaking solutions to problems.
  • Establish reliable and innovative solutions to track case developments, ensuring transparency on case progression and status at every level of the litigation function.
  • Build case lifecycle management and transparency across the docket, ensuring strong processes and procedures that can withstand high volume. pressure and fast turnarounds.

Collaboration And Cross-Functional Partnership

  • Actively participate in and lead Legal, LCMT, and case-specific legal team meetings, contributing to recommendations and decisions regarding case strategy, activities, and plans.
  • Consistently collaborate with internal and external counsel and the eDiscovery team to develop and implement case strategies and discovery plans, ensuring compliance and consistency in strategy and data production.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with personnel across Legal and other functional areas to effectively influence case management implementation.
  • Share lessons learned from case management across the team and establish continuing education opportunities for the LCMT forums.

Compliance And Reporting

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies to meet Global Product Safety (GPS) reporting requirements for litigation matters and claims.
  • Oversee the GPS quarterly compliance certification process with external product liability counsel and the CMS annual profile certification process for Medicare Secondary Reporting obligations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, JD preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience directly managing litigation legal services teams and processes in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation function, preferably in-house in pharmaceutical, health care or other highly regulated industries.
  • Additional law firm experience supporting complex litigation case management preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Deep understanding and strategic application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proven ability to influence decisions and drive impactful solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with business partners supporting litigation matters, including witnesses and document custodians.
  • Experience in anticipating and resolving problems affecting case management activities and information gathering needs.
  • Strong written, spoken, and presentation communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Effective teamwork skills and adaptability to diverse interpersonal styles.

Additional Information

Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $144,000 to $211,200 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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