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Litigation Counsel

Position Focus:    This individual will operate in a fast-paced work environment, manage the prosecution of asserted violations, and effectively communicate with team members and relevant constituents to achieve first-class program management.  Contributions include the oversight of the processing of the Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program’s asserted violations; lead arbitration matters and provide legal advice and support to client’s investigative function, as necessary.
Summary of Qualifications:   To successfully perform this role, the individual must be a critical thinker, effective communicator, organized, attentive to details, self-directed, and have sound legal knowledge.  The Litigation Counsel must uphold the company’s core values and mission, demonstrate integrity at the highest degree, and have a high desire to serve the company and its relevant constituents.  Essential requirements include:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of a state bar association.
  • Minimum of five years of criminal or anti-doping litigation experience including before courts, arbitral bodies, or other forums.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to relevant businesses.
  • Highly credible, ethical, and persuasive interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and computer systems.
  • Passing a pre-employment screening including drug test, background check, confidentiality agreement, degree(s) verification, and professional reference checks.
  • Experience in and around the equine industry is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle the prosecution of asserted violations under the ADMC Program on behalf of HIWU.
  • Review documentation and other evidence underlying asserted violations under the ADMC Program.
  • Draft written submissions required under the ADMC Program including charge letters and briefs supporting the prosecution of asserted violations.
  • Prepare and present evidence, witnesses and arguments for hearings before the Arbitral Body and the Independent Adjudication Panel.
  • Handle appeals before Administrative Law Judges and the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the ADMC Program.
  • Collaborate with the client’s General Counsel in connection with other litigation matters.
  • Provide legal advice and support to client’s investigative function, as necessary.
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific, technological, and legal developments.
  • Liaise with outside counsel, as needed.
  • Ability to travel nationally, as needed.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.
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