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Jacobs Assistant General Counsel, US Litigation in Dallas, Texas

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look to the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

As the Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Claims and Litigation, you’ll work across functions and lines of business managing complex claims, litigation, outside counsel and collaborating with Jacobs’ senior management in managing risks emanating from litigation matters within the company. This critical role is directly involved on high stakes lawsuits, and you’ll effectively analyze risk, perform early case assessments, problem-solve rather than litigate at all costs, and knowledgeably select and manage first rate outside trial counsel. In addition, you’ll regularly interface with Jacobs’ finance leaders and insurance carriers. This position will reside in the Jacobs Legal Department and will report to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation.

As a Legal Adviser at Jacobs, you bring your business savvy, trustworthy judgment, ability to see the big picture, and extreme attention to detail, and we’ll help you pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, a solid academic background, and an active license to practice law.

  • At least 15 years of legal experience practicing law in a law firm and/or in house specializing in handling all forms of litigation and dispute resolution, including arbitrations, mediations and federal courts of claim.

  • Experience handling large and complex litigation, superior knowledge of construction and professional liability law, standard forms of contract and practice and familiarity with insurance-related issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle responsibilities associated with overseeing a major portfolio of claims, including: directing trial and settlement strategy for complex litigation, managing costs and budgets, negotiating alternative fee arrangements, setting reserves, managing electronic discovery requirements, supervising outside counsel and completing various internal reports in a timely fashion.

  • History of developing effective collaborative relationships with business clients, finance, risk management, compliance, cross-functional teams and colleagues.

  • Ability to provide input into risk management, influence record management practices, gather lessons learned from litigation and other litigation prevention activities.

  • Ability to access risk and balance legal and business considerations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, persuasive, responsible and accessible.

  • Experience managing and improving processes and driving continuous improvement.

  • A strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Uncompromising ethics.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Trial experience

  • Experience with global arbitration forums such as ICC, UNCITRAL, UK, and AAA.

  • In-House experience, preferably in a global, multi-cultural environment, including experience managing complex cross-border claims and litigation.

  • Experience with government contracts and intellectual property.

  • Experience dealing with litigation and claims in the context of a joint venture or consortium.

  • Experience dealing with insurance carriers. • Experience working in a matrixed organization with cultural diversity.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.