As an Attorney for the Litigation and Product Liability group within theDeere & Company Global Law Services Group located in Moline, Illinois you will:
Provide primary legal support to all Deere & Company divisions regarding the defense of toxic tort lawsuits in North America.
Provide occasional legal support to the Construction & Forestry and John Deere Power Systems divisions of Deere & Company on product liability-related counseling, claims, and lawsuits on either a project level or as-needed basis.
Provide research, legal counsel recommendations, and alternatives for the more complex legal questions and issues in support of defending the company in product liability and toxic tort claims and lawsuits.
Assist senior attorneys and staff in the analysis of issues to identify legal problems.
Review legal documents for compliance with applicable laws.
Stay current on emerging trends in the law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations.
VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.
What Skills You Need
1 or more years of legal experience in the general practice of law in a private law firm or a Corporate Law Department
Strong interpersonal collaboration skills
Ability to travel domestically up to 10%
What Makes You Stand Out
Subject matter knowledge of product liability law, including toxic tort law
Strong leadership skills
Knowledge of risk management within areas of specialization and responsibility
Understanding of legal issues affecting area of responsibility with the ability to identify issues associated with assigned tasks, and spot ethical issues in practice
Ability to perform legal research using the internet plus various online tools
Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy, and style
J.D. degree and admission to practice law in Illinois
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