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Assistant general counsel

Req ID: J2300965

  • Location
    St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida, United States of America
  • Category Legal
  • Posted Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Time Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

The Role:

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a diversified manufacturer and service provider with more than 260,000 employees operating in dozens of facilities in 30 countries.  FY2021 Revenue was more than $29B.

Jabil is seeking to hire an experienced  Litigation Attorney  to be based in our global headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The position will be a key member of Jabil’s  Global Litigation Legal team, reporting to the VP, Deputy General Counsel- Chief Global Litigation Counsel, and working in close collaboration with all Jabil legal functions,  global business teams and outside counsel. .

  Primary Accountabilities:

Under the direction of the VP/DGC – Global Litigation, functions of this position include:

  • Primary responsibility for developing and implementing effective resolution strategies for all global claims, disputes and litigation. 
  • Provide tactical counsel and innovative legal solutions to Jabil’s global business units in an expedited, responsive manner on a daily basis. 

·       Lead and support internal investigations and collaborate with other internal functions to improve Jabil’s global investigation processes.

·       Develop, update, and advise on existing and proposed policies and processes in close collaboration with the legal functions and business stakeholders. 

·       Efficiently and proactively manage all litigation, pre-litigation disputes and audits.

·       Effectively manage all aspects of outside counsel engagements including document retention and production, discovery strategies, budgets, staffing and strategy. 

·       Proactively identify and mitigate legal risks by developing and delivering training programs which inform business leaders on relevant laws, regulations, lessons learned and best practices.

·       Draft demand letters, pleadings, discovery, settlement agreements and other contractual agreements.

·       Responsibility for work in locations within and outside of the US.

·       Collaborate with key internal clients to help identify and drive process improvements, develop templates and self-service systems and tools, risk mitigation strategies and practices.


·       J.D. or equivalent degree and a member in good standing of a State Bar.

·       8+ years litigation experience - both in a law firm and in-house setting – ideally with at least 4 years in-house in a global industrial company with exposure to product liability and commercial matters.

·       Strong knowledge of civil procedure and discovery process

·       Fluency in business principles in order to credibly communicate with and influence business leaders.

·       Comfort and experience using a commercial business-oriented approach to problem solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk.

·       Demonstrated subject matter expertise in litigation and proven ability to manage and direct in-house practice across multiple jurisdictions and across the company with minimal supervision, including at the most complex level.

·       Demonstrated ability to proactively lead and drive change and improvement aligned to corporate priorities, strategic goals, risk mitigation needs, and practical realities. 

·       Experience in setting and managing budgets and leading outside counsel and internal partners to achieve strategic goals. 

·       Ability to supervise and lead teams on matters of significance and mentor and develop other team members with substantial understanding and development of team priorities and direction.

·       High level of integrity and trust and possessing a strong ethical center.

·       Superior legal and analytical skills – excellent judgment and initiative.

·       Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and commitment to continuous learning.

·       Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a changing, fast-paced, and energetic environment; ability to establish and meet short-and long-term deadlines.

·       Be a self-starter and mulit-tasker able to handle many complex legal matters simultaneously.

·       Possess  excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to influence and build relationships and interact effectively at all levels of the organization; ability to stand firm on issues when necessary.

·       Possess gravitas, sound judgment, self-confidence, and a strong executive presence but also respect for others, regardless of position, and desire to work as a team member with all levels of management.

·       Ability and willingness to travel inside and outside of the United States

Preferred :

·       International litigation experience is a plus.

·       Fluency in a second language, such as Spanish or Mandarin, is a plus.

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