Associate Counsel General
Cognizant - Salt Lake City, UT

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This position is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, reporting directly to a Vice President-Legal based in NJ, and is responsible for managing all US litigation and disputes, including contract disputes, bankruptcy matters, intellectual property and employment matters. In this role, the attorney must work closely with other attorneys and business team members and provide strategic litigation guidance and advice. This role will also work with senior legal team members to formulate and implement best practices and ensure consistency of approach in dispute management and resolution on both a US and a global basis.
      Job Responsibilities:

      Provide counsel to various stakeholders concerning a broad range of disputes and litigation issues, including advising on compliance with legal requirements and pre-litigation, using knowledge of legal precedents and company policies.

      Work closely with global legal and compliance teams and business operations to establish and maintain appropriate policies and procedures with respect to the tracking, management and best practices for disputes/ litigation matters.

      Handle and/or oversee case management of all types of litigation matters, including contract disputes, bankruptcy matters, intellectual property and employment, whether before an administrative agency or court of general jurisdiction, including pre-litigation counseling and related administrative work on the company’s behalf.

      Participate in and support other legal matters relating to disputes/litigation, including legal and business team training, as required.

      About Cognizant :

      Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. A member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500, and over 156,000 employees worldwide, Cognizant is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

      Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

      Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

      J.D. degree from an accredited law school

      Admission to a state Bar

      6-8+ years of experience (at least 5 in private practice) involving full range of litigation issues. Must be able to work with and effectively manage outside counsel.

      Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, as well as a team player attitude; experience with cross cultural communication a plus.

      Ability to coordinate global discussions and programs and travel globally and domestically when needed.

      Must be able to function well in an autonomous company culture.

      Must have strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels of competence.

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