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Litigation Counsel

Company: Avis Budget Group
Location: Parsippany
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals-although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We're shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly-power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

LITIGATION COUNSEL, AMERICAS
Avis Budget Group's Legal Department seeks a skilled litigator with at least 8 years' experience to manage a nationwide litigation caseload in a wide variety of areas that include: consumer-oriented litigation (including class actions); general commercial litigation; regulatory inquiries; insurance coverage; and employment matters. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to favorably resolve high exposure matters in an efficient manner.
This position will be based at Avis Budget Group's World Headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, and is not eligible for remote work. This position reports to Avis Budget Group's Vice President, Legal - Americas.

What you'll do:
Manage all facets of ligation including investigation, developing and implementing company strategy, accurately assessing exposure, and delivering successful results
Establish accurate litigation budgets on each matter
Ensuring that outside counsel provide services in an efficient and cost effective manner
Ensure that management is fully informed on all material case developments
Monitors legal and litigation trends and provides practical and usable risk mitigation guidance
Coordinates with ABG's compliance team to develop and implement field training as is necessary to reduce risk
Supervises ABG paralegals in responding to subpoenas, small claims matters and general customer complaints
Able to provide assistance to the ABG legal department on an as needed basis on general operational and contractual matters
Maintains a positive upbeat attitude, treats all customers, clients, and fellow employees with respect

What we're looking for:
Law license in good standing in at least one state in the United States of America
8+ years litigation experience at a reputable law firm(s)

Skills and abilities you should have:
First chair jury trial experience a plus
Prior judicial clerkship with civil litigation judge preferred
Excellent PC skills including all Microsoft Office Applications

Perks you'll get:
Clear and defined career paths to pursue
Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
Eligible to elect other voluntary benefits including: Group Legal, Identity Theft, Accident Insurance, FSA, additional life insurance coverages
Contribute up to $260 as a tax-free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses
401(k) Retirement Plan with company matched contributions
Full training to learn the business and enhance professional skills
Employee discounts, including discounted prices on the purchase of Avis/Budget cars
Access to an Employee Assistance Program for services including counseling, financial and legal consultation, referrals for care service and more

Who are we?
Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals--although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. Shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions, our globally-recognized brands including Avis, Budget, Budget Truck, and Zipcar connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options, and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration, and most importantly--power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

The fine print:
Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabled.
Avis Budget Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Avis Budget Group, New York , Litigation Counsel, Legal , Parsippany, New York

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