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Counsel, Litigation - Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; U.S. Remote

About Flexport: 

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year. 

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

The Opportunity: 

The Legal department is looking for the next addition to our legal team -- a great lawyer who will support the US business — and the global business - on both pre-litigation commercial disputes and formal litigation matters. 

As Litigation Counsel, you’ll join a global team and report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. You will partner directly with executives, senior business leaders to set commercial litigation strategy for all commercial disputes including with supply chain partners and vendors, customers and various commercial third parties. 

This role is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills, creative negotiation skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment that requires cross-functional collaboration across the legal and business teams. 

You Will: 

Lead Litigation Strategy for Commercial Disputes: 

  • Be the lead legal advisor to the business, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer on all commercial disputes, both pre-litigation matters and formal litigation
  • Represent the Company in a variety of venues, including mediation, arbitration, private settlements, regulatory bodies and US courts 
  • Lead engagements with various outside counsel as necessary 
  • Work with litigation paralegal to manage and track all matters, from inception and preservation notices through interim reporting of matters and accruals, through to resolution of matters 

You Should Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience in commercial litigation, resolving pre-litigation commercial disputes of all types 
  • Knowledge and experience in commercial disputes within the supply chain a very strong plus — transportation, trucking, warehousing, freight forwarding, ocean carrier, motor carrier, air carriers 
  • Knowledge of general conventions and liability standards (COGSA, Warsaw, Montreal, etc) applicable to logistics and cargo claims and disputes a very strong plus
  • A strong preference for applicants with litigation experience or experience handling pre-litigation claims and disputes in the maritime or trucking industry. 
  • Command of federal and state laws and regulations governing trucking, property brokerage, warehousing, 3PL services, carrier liens, and financial transactions in the transportation industry. 
  • A strong appreciation of how transportation services are actually performed that empowers you to provide clear, actionable legal advice about operations and strategic plans. 
  • A working knowledge of marine, cargo, logistics and liability insurance is a strong plus.
  • A strong work ethic and a desire to meaningfully engage with multiple teams on a regular basis. 
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor. 
  • Ability to assess risk and provide sound, commercially-minded legal advice to Executives and senior business leaders 
  • Ability to work on your own and prioritize multiple, often competing deliverables while managing expectations and meeting deadlines 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels 
  • Ability to work as a team member of the legal department in a scalable, autonomous and accountable manner, demonstrating flexibility across matter types and time zones
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with both internal clients & colleagues as well as external parties (counsel, customers, supply chain vendors) while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and thorough manner.

#LI-Hybrid

Worried about not having any logistics experience? 

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training. The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)$212,000—$289,000 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Commercial Litigation Communication Legal advisor Litigation strategy Negotiation

Tasks
  • Engage with outside counsel
  • Lead Litigation Strategy for Commercial Disputes
  • Manage and track all legal matters
  • Represent the Company in various venues
Experience

3+ years

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9