Latitude - Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment

Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment

An attorney job in Nashville, TN

Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment Permanent Nashville, TN

Rare opportunity for an experienced litigator to move in-house, overseeing products liability litigation and serving as primary legal contact for medical device company’s HR Department. Must have prior experience managing and litigating the defense of complex products liability cases independently. Prior in-house experience managing outside litigation counsel and budgets is preferred. Qualified candidates will also have general familiarity with 50-states’ employment laws and be able to address front-line questions from the company’s HR department and manage/conduct internal investigations.

Responsibilities of the Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment

  • Oversee strategy and defense of lawsuits
  • Manage outside counsel and litigation budget
  • Review and approve outside counsel bills
  • Implement new cost containment/cutting measures to control spend
  • Manage incident tracking and reporting
  • Advise General Counsel and business leadership on employment/human resources matters
  • Partner with field and operations to recommend and implement process improvements based on trends and observations from incidents and lawsuits
  • Advise business units and functional support on employment matters
  • Partner with controllership and finance on risk management strategy to lower overall enterprise risk cost
  • Partner with controllership and finance on financial reporting of lawsuits

Requirements Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment

  • At least 8 years of litigation experience, preferably with the litigation practice group of a large corporate law firm
  • Experience litigating complex products liability cases
  • Prior in-house litigation and/or employment experience preferred
  • Healthcare company experience preferred
  • J.D. from accredited, preferably top-tier, law school
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting

Position Details for the Assistant General Counsel for Litigation & Employment

  • Type of role: Direct-hire
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: Greater Nashville TN
  • Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience


Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Only qualified applicants should apply.

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