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Transportation Litigation Of Counsel or Partner

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Legal
Raleigh, NC, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
The Firm

Wilson Elser is a leading defense litigation law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys in 44 offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in the National Law Journal’s survey of the nation’s largest law firms. We’re also Mansfield Certified Plus and a Women in the Law Forum Gold Standard Law Firm.

Our employees are our lifeblood, and their training and development are managed accordingly. We place the highest premium on building their credentials and investing in their success through outstanding training and mentoring. Our employees are entrusted with meaningful assignments early and often. Combining a steep learning curve with a highly collaborative culture, vast resources and support, a broad and stable base of clients, and an impressive history of growth, Wilson Elser is the destination for individuals looking to pursue a rewarding career.

Our firm is committed to attracting and retaining professionals who value each other and the service we provide by embracing Teamwork, Collaboration, Client Service, and Innovation. If you are a motivated professional looking for a long-term fit where you can grow in a role, and will be valued and empowered, then we invite you to apply to our Transportation Litigation Of Counsel or Partner position.

The Position

We are seeking a proactive and highly skilled Transportation Litigation Senior Associate or Of Counsel to work on our firm’s representation of a large international logistics services provider. The ideal candidate will have a strong background handling litigation matters, specifically within the transportation sector and understand any applicable underlying regulations. This role offers the opportunity to work on challenging cases and be at the forefront of litigating emerging legal issues, with talented colleagues throughout the country, and provide sound counsel to our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage a litigation caseload, helping oversee cases from beginning to end
  • Conduct legal research and analysis related to transportation laws, regulations, and legal standards
  • Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, legal memoranda, and other legal documents
  • Attend court hearings, depositions, and mediations
  • Negotiate settlements and agreements on behalf of clients, demonstrating strong advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues across departments and offices, contributing to a cohesive and supportive team environment.
  • Draft case analysis reports to client stakeholders with an eye towards developing proactive resolution strategies.

Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina
  • 5-7+ years of general casualty litigation experience
  • First and/or second chair experience strongly desired
  • Trial experience required
  • Transportation and logistics, trucking, and related regulatory experience preferred
  • Experience with emerging e-commerce / gig economy legal issues preferred, but not required
  • Deposition and motion practice experience required
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Sophisticated technical skills necessary

Why Should You Apply?

  • Flexibility: Remote and hybrid work arrangements to support work-life blend
  • Benefits: Outstanding benefits package, including 401k match and generous PTO plan
  • Career Growth: Ample opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Employee Perks: Access to corporate discount plans and other benefits

Application Process

Wilson Elser is a firm focused on its commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com, and place “Transportation Litigation Of Counsel or Partner” in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm’s policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by the law.