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.