The U-Haul International, Inc. Legal Department seeks a skilled litigator with 4-9 years of experience to assist in the management and coordination of the nationwide defense of litigation. Preferably this candidate will have experience with product liability, negligence and insurance coverage matters.
The qualified candidate must possess the ability to quickly assess the legal exposure posed by a variety of situations unique to U-Haul and provide concise and correct legal advice to both U-Haul field personnel and senior management. This is a fast-paced job that is only suited to a self-starter who has the experience to quickly take ownership of an existing caseload of complex matters.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Managing commercial, product liability, negligence and insurance coverage litigation;
Effectively managing outside counsel and litigation budgets;
Directing accident investigations, including retaining consultants, interviewing witnesses and coordinating with members of other U-Haul departments;
Drafting, revising and coordinating discovery;
Preparing corporate representatives and U-Haul witnesses for depositions;
Providing advice and direction on insurance claims and insurance coverage matters;
Providing general legal advice to U-Haul field and corporate personnel on a wide variety of legal issues.
J.D. from an ABA accredited school and admission to at least one state bar;
Experience defending significant product liability and negligence lawsuits;
Demonstrated knowledge of effective management of litigation;
Experience vetting and hiring expert witnesses;
First or second chair experience at trial or arbitration;
Experience coordinating and responding to discovery;
Excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset;
Ability to travel 2-3 times per month.
Salary requirements must be submitted with resume. We will not consider any candidates who do not include salary requirements.
Health insurance/benefits (including medical, dental & vision)
Discounts on Apple products, cell phone plans, hotels and more
Commuter benefits program
Paid holidays, vacation and sick days
In-house cafe featuring options for all diets
24-hour physician available for kids
Community volunteer opportunities
About U-Haul International
Since 1945, U-Haul has been serving do-it-yourself movers and their households. Like many other successful ventures, the concept for U-Haul was generated out of need. After World War II, there existed the widespread need for do-it-yourself moving equipment that would be available on a one-way, nationwide basis.
U-Haul co-founders L.S. "Sam" Shoen and his wife, Anna Mary Carly Shoen, recognized that need and acted upon it. Their visionary approach spread the cost of ownership among many users, facilitating the mobility of the populations of the U.S. and Canada. The covered wagon of the pioneers morphed into orange U-Haul trailers. In the process, an industry was born.