Litigation Counsel

Washington, DC, USA | Cloudflare

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for an exceptionally talented, energetic and friendly litigation attorney to join our legal team based either in Austin, TX or Washington, DC. You will work closely with all parts of the business related to potential or ongoing litigation matters, as well as our Legal Compliance team, advising at all levels of the organization both domestically and internationally. The perfect candidate is passionate about litigation and can channel that passion into solving problems in a fast-paced environment. As part of the job, you will: 

Provide daily advice and counseling on a range of litigation and investigation issues, including litigation holds, discovery, litigation briefing and management, and internal investigations.

Develop and implement litigation-related practices, policies, and trainings.

Review and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other litigation-related inquiries

Serve as central point of coordination for all litigation matters in the company, including coordination and tracking of responses and facilitation of discovery. 

Develop systems to track ongoing litigation matters, create cooperative and efficient relationships with outside counsel, and institute and train relevant offices on best practices for discovery searches and response. 

Support the Head of Legal Compliance with any internal investigations arising from whistleblower, audit or other reports. 

Manage relationships with outside counsel and legal service providers, enforcing budget discipline and innovating to achieve cost and operational efficiencies.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

JD degree with strong academic credentials

Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state

4+ years relevant experience working on litigation matters in-house or at a Vault 100 law firm

Intellectual property litigation experience, particularly copyright infringement, not required but encouraged 

Detail oriented, well organized and technically-adept

The ability to manage multiple matters / project for multiple teams.

The ability to work in a team, with lawyers and non-lawyers, to establish effective solutions efficiently and in an amenable manner 

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Experience developing and presenting training to employees and managers a plus

Ability to draft documents, policies, messages and anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers.

An ambitious mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also to use good judgment and call out issues when needed