BlueLinx Corporation

  • Senior Counsel, Litigation and Compliance

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/25/2018 4:27 PM)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Legal
    Job ID
    5008
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a vast network of distribution centers located throughout the U.S. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.

      

    Position Purpose Summary

    The BlueLinx Law Department covers a full range of legal matters, including commercial negotiations, corporate governance, employment matters, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property development and protection. We are a small, dynamic team that provides quality services, while striving to incorporate best-known practices and innovative and cost effective strategies.

     

    The Senior Counsel - Litigation and Compliance will work under the supervision of, and reports to, the company’s General Counsel, and will be primarily responsible for managing and/or assisting with litigation, claims, investigations, charges, and disputes. Other responsibilities will include directly supporting the Chief Compliance Officer and business in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company’s compliance program; and working with the company’s Risk and Compliance Manager on insurance policy renewal, maintenance, and coverage issues, and counseling and training on risk management matters.

     

    Responsibilities

    The principal duties and key areas of responsibility of the position are expected to include:

     

    • Managing and overseeing all aspects of the company’s personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, workers compensation, labor and employment, commercial, and other litigation matters and claims from inception to trial and appeal or settlement
    • Developing case resolution strategies, monitoring legal and litigation trends, preparing and managing litigation budgets, preparing or editing pleadings and settlement documents, and representing the company in legal proceedings, mediations, and alternative dispute resolution forums
    • Supporting the company’s compliance program by:
      • identifying and monitoring critical risks and gaps
      • actively participating in the company’s corporate risk review process
      • reviewing and developing written policies and standards of conduct
      • developing and conducting training and awareness programs, and
      • preparing Board and executive-level reports and updates on compliance statistics and efforts
    • Working with the Chief Compliance Officer, Internal Audit, Risk Management, and/or Human Resources personnel to:
      • monitor alert and hotline reports
      • conduct internal monitoring and auditing of policies and conduct
      • implement corrective action plans
      • respond to internal and government investigations, and
      • investigate and respond to charges and complaints filed with government agencies
    • Working with the company’s Risk and Compliance Manager and Director of Contracts to:
      • assess scope and amount of insurance coverage
      • bid and award insurance products
      • negotiate policy terms
      • review and negotiate contractual insurance provisions
      • ensure timely reporting of claims
      • oversee coverage issues and disputes
      • assess reserves
      • prepare and update safety policies, and
      • counsel business clients with respect to litigation avoidance and corrective measures to control risk

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years of related law firm or in-house experience, and a JD from an ABA approved law school.
    • Georgia bar member or eligible to practice as an in-house attorney in Georgia.
    • Significant experience with litigation, investigations, and insurance coverage, with experience in or a willingness to learn compliance and risk management.
    • Willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment

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