Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.
Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.
Scope of Position: The primary responsibility of the Litigation Counsel will be the management of complex litigation and pre- litigation advice with respect to Asbestos, Commercial, and Environmental matters. Responsible for advising clients on environmental legal issues and handling litigation. Direct the defense of Corning’s asbestos matters. Responsible for assessing environmental insurance assets and pursuing claims. The position may have responsibility for general commercial litigation matters from time to time.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Advise on environmental and safety matters globally.
Assess liabilities and reduce risk through pre-litigation advice or litigation.
Act as the primary interface between the company and our law firms in environmental litigation matters pending in courts and administrative agencies.
Manage outside counsel prior to and during litigation to ensure high quality work, cost effective use of resources and appropriate focus on successful strategy.
Set strategy and develop substantive position taken by counsel. Review position taken by counsel, edit briefs/arguments submitted by counsel, and analyze information from witness and documents.
Supervise processes to ensure counsel get all available, relevant data.
Ensure the best evidence and arguments are posed to the court or other authority. Simply presentations and make them compelling.
Be responsible for defense of asbestos claims and coordinate overall strategy.
Identify strategic alternatives/options for the business relative to litigation and dispute resolution.
Keep business clients updated and engaged, where needed.
Prepare litigation matters for trial or negotiate favorable resolutions.
Manage insurance coverage disputes.
Create and maintain process for tracking insurance assets for litigation claims.
Prepare budgets and provide input for financial reporting.
Travel Requirements: Some travel is required (domestic & international), and the amount may vary month-to-month but is unlikely to exceed 15% on an annual basis
Required Education, Qualifications:
JD from an accredited law school
Member in good standing of at least one State Bar
Required Years and Area of Experience:
5-10 years of experience in litigation and environmental law advice
Experience in legal department, law firm, or government preferred
Member of State Bar.
In-depth understanding of environmental law and state/federal regulations.
In-depth understanding of environmental litigation issues and knowledge or procedure and practice
Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
Excellent writing and advocacy skills
Ability to assess and quantify risk
Demonstrated track record of on time delivery within budget; ability to drive projects to successful conclusion
Must be a self-starter, ability to work in a collaborative team environment and ability to motivate others
Solid leadership and negotiating skills
Ability to ascertain trends and significant issues from data
Strong attention to detail
Experience in building consensus
Experience working within a strong team environment
What sets us apart? Corning’s unwavered commitment to Diversity. Diversity is integral to Corning’s belief in the fundamental dignity of the individual – one of Corning’s seven Values. We are committed to providing an environment where all employees can thrive. This begins with an understanding that our global workforce consists of a rich mixture of diverse people. This diversity will continue to be a source of our strength as well as a competitive advantage.
If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; and if you are up to the challenge of working for a world-class organization that makes real, profitable advanced materials, then visit Corning’s website at www.corning.com
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About Corning, Inc.
Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 167-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.