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Corporate Counsel

United States - Washington - Bellevue

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Expedia

Corporate Counsel (Litigation) has responsibility in managing significant litigation for the Expedia Group companies worldwide.  The Expedia in-house litigation team consists of experienced attorneys and paralegals who handle lawsuits and other claims across a broad range of subject matter, including state and local tax litigation, consumer litigation, IP litigation, and general commercial litigation in both foreign and domestic jurisdictions. 

The position will manage litigation and discovery strategies, build processes and programs to effectively and efficiently manage the costs of defense, and advise the business groups on how to best mitigate risks in a competitive environment. This position will be based in Bellevue and report to the Senior Director - Litigation.
 

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee and manage outside counsel for a portfolio of litigation including, tax litigation, consumer litigation, and general commercial litigation.
  • Advise business groups and provide support for governmental and internal investigations.
  • Establish and maintain budgets for outside spend on legal counsel and vendors.
  • Conduct training on legal issues germane to the business.

Who you are:

  • Candidate must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of seven years’ experience as a practicing lawyer.
  • Proven ability to communicate, excellent and decisive legal judgment at both a strategic and tactical level, pragmatism and problem solving ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively navigate varied and fluid timelines and project goals.
  • Ability to take ownership of multiple legal matters and closely and effectively oversee work of outside counsel.
  • Candidates will preferably have had at least second chair responsibility for trials and/or arbitrations.
  • Prior experience in taking/defending depositions, responding to written discovery requests, overseeing document collections and productions and drafting and arguing dispositive motions preferred .
  • Prior experience with class action litigation, commercial arbitration and e-commerce businesses a plus.
  • In-house experience in a diverse multi-national company also a plus.

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide the tools to do so.  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground, so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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R-39877

Job Category
Legal Group

Job Function
Legal

Location
United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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