Tasked to represent the Company in civil lawsuits; manage all phases of the litigation from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through the pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal processes.
Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct initial case assessment and investigation, including onsite and offsite research
Engage in negotiations with opposing parties, participate in mediation and settlement conferences to attempt to prevent litigation
Draft pleadings, file summons, and complaints to initiate a lawsuit; draft answers/counterclaims in response to complaints; investigate the allegations of the lawsuit to formulate these responses;
Draft pretrial motions, file motions for judgments rendered on the basis of the pleading, draft post-trial motions, identify and preserve issues for appeal, develop appellate strategies, gather evidence for the appellate record, research procedural issues, draft appellate documents, and present oral arguments before appellate courts.
Attend all types of hearings as may be required by the Company
Provide point-to-point legal planning, to prevent possible adverse legal implications
Draft and execute all forms of contracts and other legal documents