Lead Counsel - Government-Facing, Civil Litigation...

Lead Counsel - Government-Facing, Civil Litigation and Commercial Litigation

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Legal, Compliance and Ethics
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD105201

What you'll do at

Essential Functions Manage the company’s civil litigation wherein a government entity is the opposing party; manage a docket of commercial litigation cases; manage and strategize with in-house and outside counsel; strategize with other commercial litigation teams on complex issues; develop, strategize and manage potential affirmative regulatory litigation. Provide legal advice given to the company by providing clients with an informed understanding of the client’s legal rights, obligations and risks to allow the client to make informed decisions; develop strategies to respond to the client’s legal issues; counsel clients regarding legal compliance and costs of business initiatives; identify the need for and direct training; review legislative trends and significant legal decisions; represent company along with outside counsel, before various administrative and judicial bodies. Manage risk to the company by engaging, directing and supervising outside counsel and consultants; collaborate with clients to develop mitigation strategies; direct, oversee and participate in negotiations; participate in the review of company policies, practices and procedures relating to litigation and appeals; collaborate with officer-level clients on significant risks; seek authority and obtain informed consent to proceed with legal matters; develop strategy for insurance and indemnification. Oversee budgets and participate in budgeting process for litigation matters; identify risks and opportunities associated with meeting budgets based on current trends and financial performance; share plan and budget updates with senior management; review and update budgets for litigation spend on outside counsel and other vendors; regularly review performance to plan, identifying gaps, updating forecasts and recommending actions to correct performance. Travel May require travel domestically to meet with counsel or attend court hearings, trials or oral arguments, potentially requiring extended overnight stays. Preferred Qualifications At least five years of law practice litigating government-facing civil actions, either in the private sector or in the government  Willingness to be based in Bentonville area Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school and 6 years’ experience in law. 2 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school and 6 years’ experience in law. 2 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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