Sr Counsel
AOL - Dulles, VA

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AOL Legal Position Description

Senior Litigation Counsel:

Passionate, curious, creative? Our employees have helped to create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract over 150 million unique visitors each month globally. As a result, AOL is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands and industry leading products, and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly psyched about our mission to inform, entertain and connect the world.

AOL Corporate supports the entire business in attaining our common goals. From finance to marketing, technology to legal, analytics to human resources, we provide the vision, support and analysis that allow each business unit to achieve its mission. Our Legal team provides a high quality service that supports each business unit in achieving its goals while appropriately managing risks.

As Senior Litigation Counsel, the candidate must possess at least 5-7 years of general litigation experience, including the management of commercial, copyright/trademark, and consumer litigation, as well as associated e-discovery efforts.

The ideal candidate will have experience both as an associate at a law firm and as in-house counsel at a public company in the Internet or high tech space.

The candidate must demonstrate outstanding experience and ability in the following areas:

Ø Case Management: The candidate must lead and manage litigation matters independently and effectively, and demonstrate superior performance in the following categories of skills and responsibilities.
· Analyzing and assessing litigation posture and risk;
· Directing and leading the formulation and implementation of arguments and strategies relating to resolution of litigation matters, including
o Identifying and articulating key issues, advocacy positions, and arguments,
o Mustering relevant documents and evidence,
o Leveraging law department and business colleagues, relationships, and resources;
· Employing best practices for e-discovery and related processes;
· Focusing on early case assessment and ongoing case evaluation, employing most efficient and cost effective means for resolution as appropriate;
· Negotiating litigation-related issues and dispute resolution as appropriate; and
· Aligning litigation strategy with business objectives.

Ø Docket Management: The candidate should have experience with the administrative and corporate aspects of managing a litigation docket for a public company, including in the following areas.
· Managing and collaborating with outside counsel and vendors, including timely and appropriate counsel selection and matter staffing; and
· Managing and reporting on accrual, budgeting, billing, reserve-setting, and disclosure obligations.

Ø Counseling: The candidate must have the experience, judgment, and stature necessary to counsel and advise managers, colleagues, and executive leadership concerning litigation risk assessment and avoidance, including articulation of strategic options, potential outcomes, and possible impact on business objectives.
Ø People Management: The candidate should have experience and skill in management, supervision, and administration, including in the following categories.
· Supervising paralegals and administrative support staff on substantive and personnel matters to ensure efficient and professional work processes and product;
· Supporting and participating in Litigation Group and Legal Department organizational and administrative matters; and
· Demonstrated success working as a team player in the provision of litigation support across different legal practice and corporate service groups.

About AOL : At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.

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