If you have been searching for an excellent opportunity to work in-house and put your litigation skills to use in a different, more dispute resolution-focused way, Latitude may have the perfect opportunity for you! A thriving alternative energy company in Nashville, Tennessee is looking for an Associate Legal Counsel to join its dynamic and well-respected legal team. This in-house lawyer will investigate claims internally, work to resolve pre-litigation claims early on, coordinate with outside counsel, and manage expenses. The ideal candidate will have construction and complex litigation experience as this work will mostly pertain to construction disputes and will often involve reviewing contracts and change orders (looking at owner-caused delays, force majeure clauses, etc.), addressing liens, and ensuring appropriate notice of liens.
Leave scorched earth litigation and pivot into a role that will allow you to be a more practical, business-minded legal partner with a sophisticated and collegial team. This is an onsite position where you will spend most days in the office, so candidates should reside in the Metro Nashville area.
Basic Requirements for the Associate Legal Counsel, Dispute Resolution:
5+ years of experience litigating construction and/or complex commercial matters in a full-service, AmLaw 200 or sophisticated boutique law firm required
Excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school
Licensed to practice law in Tennessee (or eligible for in-house exemption)
Outstanding professional references
Position Details of the Associate Legal Counsel, Dispute Resolution:
Type of role: In-House Counsel
Location: Onsite (Downtown Nashville)
Compensation: Pay: The salary range for this role is $170,000 to $190,000 or more. This position is also eligible for bonuses. Pay is based on multiple factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, and location.
Benefits: In addition to pay, a competitive benefits package is also provided, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) and generous leave policies.
Confidentiality Latitude will not propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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