General Commercial/Contracts Law, Litigation, Outside Counsel Management
Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson Foods” or “Company”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Chief Counsel – Commercial Litigation & Investigations to be located at its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas. Tyson Foods is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to Tyson Foods will be rerouted to MLA and thus delay consideration of your candidacy.
Company Overview: Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson Foods”) is a modern, multi-national, protein-focused food company with more than 121,000 employees. We produce 1 in 5 pounds of all chicken, beef, and pork in the U.S., making us the market leaders. We’re behind some of the most recognized brands on grocery store shelves today. Our portfolio of leading brands includes Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright Brand®, Golden Island®, Aidells®, and State Fair®.
Tyson Foods is also the leading protein provider to many national restaurant chains, including quick service, casual, mid-scale, and fine dining restaurants. We make great food for a variety of foodservice customers, including schools, military bases, hospitals, nursing homes and international customers as well. We are also the only company that sells chicken, beef, pork, and prepared foods products through all major retail distribution channels, including club stores, grocery stores, and discount stores.
Position: This position is responsible for managing investigations and commercial litigation including outside counsel in a variety of matters that affect the company and advising in-house business clients on matters that relate to a variety of business areas. Candidates should be able to manage investigations that arise in a commercial business and be familiar with standard legal concepts practices and procedures applicable to complex commercial cases. Additionally, candidates should be able to develop and implement plans effectively to manage all phases of litigation including complex commercial disputes–both affirmatively and defensively–from motion practice to discovery including electronic discovery expert testimony and trial. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with other legal staff members and exhibit the competence and professionalism needed to earn the trust of members of the company’s management team. This position will manage a small team and be part of the litigation group with primary focus on internal investigations, complex commercial litigation and investigations.
Experience: The successful candidate will have 15 years of relevant legal experience and 5 years of compliance experience. Ideal candidates will possess additional experience in areas such as M&A, securities, finance and corporate governance that would position them for broader high-level responsibilities within the organization.
Internal Number: 70291
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