Overview

Job Description

The Litigation Counsel will assist the Chief Litigation Officer manage Cboe’s domestic, civil litigation docket, external and internal investigation, external inspections and examinations, and perform litigation management duties.

Responsibilities:

Pre-Litigation Duties

 Assist with pre-litigation dispute resolution

 Devise and communicate litigation risks to internal stakeholders

 Involve and seek assistance of outside counsel as necessary

Support Litigation Docket and Work with Outside Counsel

 Facilitate discovery by substantively reviewing and coordinating internal discussions and collection of information and documents so that all cases move smoothly through the litigation process

 Ensure confidentiality provisions and data security measures are in place to protect data

 Review and provide substantive feedback on filings, briefs and other documents drafted and received in litigation

 Engage and contribute to overall case strategy

Third-party subpoenas issued to Cboe

 Lead receiving, investigating and responding to third-party subpoenas from inception to finish

 Ensure confidentiality provisions and data security measures are in place to protect data

 Involve and seek assistance of outside counsel as necessary

Regulator Investigations, Inspections and Examinations

 Assist internal stakeholders developing responses to investigations, inspections and examinations conducted by regulators

 Assist with disclosures to regulators and any follow up or remediation topics relating to regulatory disclosures

Internal Investigations

 Assist with any corporate, internal Investigations conducted by internal or outside counsel

 Develop familiarity and fluency with the Cboe Legal Division Internal Investigations Manual

Litigation Management Duties

 Maintain internal calendars/deadlines

 Serve as Legal contact to analyze data retention/destruction requests that involve litigation topics

 Serve as main point of contact with outside vendors that archive and store company records, including emails, electronically stored information and hard copy files/documents

 Participate and provide input regarding budgetary process

 Update litigation reports for Boards of Directors, Board Committees, external auditors and senior management

Requirements:

 J.D./Illinois law license required

 2-4 years of prior litigation or investigation experience required

 Large law firm, government or SRO experience preferred

 General commercial/business litigation experience preferred

 Familiarity with securities, futures and/or derivatives laws and regulations a plus

 Strong writing skills, including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner

 Able to work independently, as well as in a team environment, and possess a strong presence in positive or negative situations

 Able to prioritize workload and remain flexible in response to competing deadlines that are set (internally and externally)

 Ability to anticipate project conflicts and proactively manage and vocalize conflicts in a timely manner

 Excellent presentation skills, use tact and diplomacy and develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, outside counsel and third parties

 Take initiative and accept and receive constructive performance feedback in order to continue development

 Organized and detail oriented, maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle and communicate confidential and sensitive information

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