H&R Block Corporate Counsel- Litigation in Kansas City, Missouri

276254BR

Title:

Corporate Counsel- Litigation

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Provide legal advice to H&R Block, Inc. and its subsidiaries on a variety of legal issues, primarily in the area of litigation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with VP, Deputy General Counsel and other members of the Legal Department to advise the Company on a variety of legal matters, primarily in the area of litigation.

  • Resolve various legal issues by litigating or negotiating conclusions, or by otherwise responding to regulatory and other inquiries, complaints and disputes.

  • Prepare legal positions by researching issues and reviewing documents.

  • Achieve legal objectives by gathering pertinent information, identifying and evaluating options and choosing a course of action.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices and/or participating in professional societies.

  • Contribute to team effort by timely meeting commitments and working smart with minimal supervision.

  • Effectively manage outside counsel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Some travel is required to attend out of town depositions, hearings, trials or meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctorate degree plus license to practice law in one or more states. Have passed or willing to apply for Missouri Bar.

  • At least five years of experience in the practice of law with an emphasis on litigation.

  • Legal research skills.

  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation skills necessary to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences.

  • Effective negotiation skills.

  • Understanding and previous use of a Windows-based computer system with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to navigate on the Internet.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience handling a broad range of litigation and eDiscovery matters.

Job ID:

276254BR

Corporate Job Categories:

Legal

Postal:

64105

Address:

One H&R Block Way

City:

Kansas City

State:

MO