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(MN) Maplewood, Senior Litigation Counsel - 3M


The person hired for the position of Senior Counsel, Litigation and Preventive Law will be an experienced litigator joining a fast-paced team of five other lawyers and 24 legal professionals who jointly manage litigation and preventive law across 3M.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Serving as the lead internal lawyer on high profile mass tort and product liability lawsuits in the U.S., including supervising outside counsel and consultants and carefully managing budgets.
  • Strategically managing other types of litigation as needed, including insurance coverage and recovery, commercial disputes, intellectual property (patent, trademark, and trade secret), environmental, and employment.
  • Advising 3M business and legal colleagues regarding litigation and company risk.
  • Partnering with 3M business and specialist lawyers on preventative law matters to mitigate risk.
  • Contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Litigation and Preventive Law team.
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of civil litigation practice, including appellate and trial court experience in state and federal courts
  • Experience with e-discovery
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in private practice serving as national counsel or as in-house litigation counsel
  • Significant experience in product liability or mass tort litigation and, ideally, experience in commercial litigation, IP litigation, or insurance recovery/coverage litigation
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate at all levels of the organization, including business leaders, department leaders, and director-level management
  • Long-term, strategic, and practical thinker
  • Self-starter with the ability to triage and manage time-sensitive matters simultaneously and effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively at all levels within a team environment
  • Honesty and uncompromising integrity
  • Sense of humor