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Corporate Counsel – Litigation, PACCAR, Bellevue, WA

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Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by PACCAR, Inc.  to recruit a high-end litigation attorney to join its dynamic in-house legal team as Corporate Counsel.

This is a newly-created position and reports to the Senior Corporate Counsel – Litigation.  The position is located in Bellevue, Washington.

We seek candidates who are process-oriented, enjoy strategic thinking, possess practical business sense and have demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with Company personnel and outside counsel.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with external trial counsel on the defense of product liability and environmental cases throughout the country and in Canada
  • Manage discovery.
  • Prepare internal and external reports.
  • Conduct investigations.
  • Provide legal advice concerning compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, supplier disputes, and vehicle recalls.

EXPERIENCE AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four to six years of litigation experience. Courtroom experience is a plus.
  • Work ethic, intellectual curiosity, and exceptional interpersonal skills and professional maturity required.
  • Ideal candidate has experience developing effective training materials and implementing winning strategies for a variety of cases.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced legal and business environment.
  • Must possess strong academic credentials and strong oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Prior experience in the manufacturing sector is a plus.
  • Big firm training and/or federal law clerk experience a plus.
  • Commitment to civic or pro bono activities is looked upon favorably.

PACCAR, INC. a Fortune 500 company founded in 1905, is recognized as among the largest manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the world.  PACCAR is engaged in the design, manufacture and customer support of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, Leyland Trucks, and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

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