Overview

 PMI’s Litigation and Investigations Group is responsible for managing the defense of product liability litigation of behalf of Philip Morris International Inc. and its affiliates (PMI), managing other litigation of company-wide significance, leading and conducting internal investigations, and administering the legal hold program.

This position reports to the Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Investigations, and is based in New York, New York.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Help oversee and manage PMI’s product liability litigation caseload and other cases of company-wide significance focusing primarily on non-US jurisdictions. Specifically, develop and execute with other members of PMI’s Litigation & Investigations group PMI’s litigation strategy, manage discovery obligations, manage outside counsel, determine proper case disposition, and monitor litigation budgets expenses.

• Evaluating and managing pre-litigation disputes arising from the use of PMI products.

• Advise PMI business units concerning various matters, including product warnings, product use instructions, and risk mitigation strategies.

• Leading or participating in significant internal investigations.
• Assist in the identification, selection, and management of outside counsel to assure legal services are rendered to PMI that are results-oriented, timely, competent, and cost efficient.

Expected Areas of Competence

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and project-management skills
• Demonstrate with a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment;
• Demonstrated experience with and technical knowledge of e-discovery;
• Complete comprehension of the civil litigation process from start to finish, including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, experts, and trials;
• Highly motivated, self-starter willing to work in fast-paced environment with a strong focus on collaboration;
• Demonstrated ability to operate independently and as part of a team; and
• Demonstrated ability to develop close working relationships with internal clients in which corporate goals and priorities are maintained without compromising legal integrity.

Education/Experience Requirements

• Juris Doctor (law degree) from an American Bar Association accredited Law School required or international equivalent;
• Currently admitted in good standing to practice law in at least one state in the United States or international equivalent;
• Minimum of 6 years of law firm experience with an emphasis on complex litigation (at least some product liability litigation experience required). 


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