• Litigation Counsel

    Location US-Austin
    # Positions
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  • General Overview

    Preferred candidates will have strong experience in Litigation.

     

    At an intermediate level, provides legal advice, representation and related services for LCRA Board of Directors and management in one or more areas of practice requiring in-house expertise.  This position utilizes knowledge of the law and experience practicing as an attorney.  Utilizes discretion and independent judgment to determine an appropriate approach within general parameters and a moderate level of guidance from manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

     

    • Prepares and reviews legal documents and other correspondence, including pleadings, agreements, testimony, affidavits, briefs and contracts.
    • Represents the LCRA in various transactions and/or proceedings before regulatory agencies, commissioners, board, hearing officers and public agencies.
    • Provides legal advice and review as needed, including providing advice to other departments pertaining to the negotiation of contracts and/or legal transactions.
    • Reviews and prepares proposed legislation.
    • Keeps informed of and analyzes existing and/or proposed rules, regulations and programs pertaining to state and federal regulatory agencies pertinent to the LCRA and/or the utility industry. 
    • Researches, studies and interprets ordinances, laws, rulings and regulations to ensure compliance.  Negotiates with opposing counsel, regulatory agencies and other parties as required.
    • Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits.  Represents the LCRA in litigation and other legal proceedings.
    • Keeps management informed of legal matters affecting the LCRA; anticipates and minimizes legal problems whenever possible.
    • Assists in preparing witnesses for testimony, including reviewing potential issues surrounding the case.
    • Assists in providing guidance and assistance to less experienced staff.
    • Directs and coordinates work of outside counsel as required.
    • Participates in cross-training activities, cross-departmental sharing of knowledge and, when appropriate, cross-departmental developmental assignments.  Shares knowledge with others, developing a pipeline of possible successors.  Learns from others in different roles and different departments to expand knowledge.

     

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Juris Doctor plus three or more years experience practicing law as a licensed attorney in the relevant practice area.

     

    Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas

    Preferred Qualifications

    LITIGATION POSITION:  RELEVANT/MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE IN TEXAS STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS REQUIRED

     

    *This position will be open until filled.*

     

    Incumbent will be responsible for managing diverse caseload of commercial, real estate and regulatory litigation and disputes, and providing support to senior lawyers on complex matters. 

    • Team member will also contribute to and support operational initiatives in the areas of e-discovery, legal technology and law firm selection and management and coordinate with outside counsel.  
    • Excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer with solid experience to take the next step in developing his/her career in an organization with a high focus on development and great growth potential.

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