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GEICO

Employment Litigation and Investigation Counsel I

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  • Full Time
  • Chevy Chase, MD
June 12, 2024 Attorney Employment Law

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and drive strategy for high-profile litigation matters, including complex litigation, employment suits and investigations, and other related matters.

  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel.

  • Advise internal stakeholders on litigation strategy and risks.

  • Coordinate and actively participate in internal discovery activities in partnership with human resources, finance, and legal management.

  • Manage legal risks and resolve disputes.

  • Facilitate the escalation of complex matters to internal stakeholders and referral to outside counsel while maintaining control over case management.

  • Conduct research as needed to provide relevant advice.

  • Proactively monitor legislation, regulations, and emerging trends in insurance, claims, privacy, employment law, and litigation procedure.

  • Counsel and advise GEICO leadership on pending litigation and litigation trends.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

  • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

  • 5 or more years of managing employment litigation and investigations at a law firm, government, and/or in-house role.

  • Experience managing high stakes, complex litigation.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts to non-lawyers.

  • Ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.

  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing employment litigation, investigations, and class actions.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, both legal and non-legal

  • Trial and appellate experience.

Location: This position is a hybrid role, on-site 3 days per week at one of the following office locations: Chevy Chase, MD

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At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


 

Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.



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