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Associate General Counsel - Litigation

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Date: Jul 19, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: DANONE

We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish people’s lives.  We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food.  We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world.  We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day.  Our products are everywhere & include everyone.  Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Diary Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia.  People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience.  And our benefits aren’t too shabby either -- think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!    

Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food!

Learn more @ www.danonenorthamerica.com

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The Associate General Counsel-Litigation will be advising the business on a wide range of litigation matters.

 

Have day-to-day responsibility for all litigation matters, mediations and arbitrations, except employment-related litigation.
• Directly manage the litigation team, which includes one senior counsel and shared paralegals; actively partner with outside counsel.

Role reports to the SVP, General Counsel for Danone North America. The role is located in Danone North America's Broomfield, Colorado office.
• Develop and execute litigation strategy for each matter.
• Manage all outside law firm partners (excluding employment firms). Budget and track spend for all litigation matters; manage fees and expenses vigilantly.
• Work with insurance companies to optimize coverage, if applicable.
• Conduct engaging internal trainings for employees on various topics to help reduce risk.
• Provide accurate, reasoned and concise advice on short notice without undue reliance on outside counsel.
• Lead dispute negotiations for various business teams from a legal perspective.
• Assisting with efficiency and other improvements within the department.
• Assisting with special projects as needed.
• Effectively communicate risk and strategy to business partners including Senior Management
• Serve as single point of contact for one of the Company's business units, including practical legal advice on matters beyond litigation.

JD from an accredited law school.
Valid license in good standing to practice law; member of Colorado bar or eligible for admission to the Colorado Bar.
Experience:
Minimum of 10 years of experience managing litigation as an attorney in private practice and/or with a large corporation. Class action defense experience required. Prop 65 and product liability experience is a plus. In-house experience preferred.

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com. 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. 

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