Mooresville, North Carolina

**Job Summary:**

The position is responsible for managing matters through all phases of litigation, including pre-suit demands, as well as counseling various business clients on risk and litigation mitigation strategies while balancing the company’s practical business needs, capabilities, and objectives. The position will require managing outside counsel in an efficient and cost effective manner while producing quality results, handling certain matters without outside counsel, working with business members at different levels within the company, and working with or overseeing other attorneys, paraprofessionals, and legal staff across the company’s global locations.

Specific matters may include premises’ liability, products’ liability, consumer class actions, regulatory investigations or claims by local, state, or federal agencies, subpoenas, and intellectual property, contract, real property, or construction cases. Specific tasks may include developing case resolution strategies, monitoring legal and litigation trends for potential impacts to the company’s business, managing and assisting in developing discovery mitigation strategies and responses and outside counsel and expert witness budgets, preparing or editing pleadings and settlement documents, witness preparation, representing the company in legal proceedings and alternative dispute resolution forums, and negotiating favorable resolutions of legal matters for the company. The successful candidate may be called upon to manage large projects relating to risk mitigation, litigation, legal expense, discovery, and outside counsel management, which will include working with stakeholders outside of Lowe’s Legal Department.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Ability to manage and resolve litigation in a way that meets company strategies, within applicable budgets and authority, at times using internal resources only and at other times using outside counsel.

+ Ability to deliver work product within business constraints in a high-volume, fast-paced and demanding environment while balancing competing client requests.

+ Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of laws applicable to one or more of the following so as to be able to evaluate situations and act decisively by understanding the short-term, intermediate, and long term business and legal implications of decisions being made or under consideration: litigation management, tort law, commercial law, consumer law, or regulatory law.

+ Experience leading or ability to lead large scale, complex legal projects and to propose practical options for meeting client business goals within applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

+ Ability to travel, including air travel, domestically and internationally on occasion (approximately 4-8 times per year).

**Required Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ J.D. from an ABA accredited institution

+ Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in law firm, in-house, or legal field

+ Licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one state

+ Strong academic credentials from the respective ABA accredited institution

+ High energy and a dedication to client service

+ Uncompromising honesty and integrity; Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Exceptional oral and written communications, presentation, interpersonal and facilitation skills. Must interact confidently, persuasively, and diplomatically with all levels of the organization.

+ Accuracy and attention to detail

+ Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

+ Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment

+ Skill and ability to collaborate within a team as well as operate independently

+ Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced environment

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Strong negotiation, drafting, and analytical skills for various types of disputes.

+ Retail, Home Improvement, or Product Manufacturer/Supplier experience.

+ Strong interest in practical solutions and early dispute resolution.

+ Familiarity with one of the following: complex discovery and subpoenas, litigation management, alternative dispute resolution, creating and managing litigation budgets, insurance coverage for common types of litigation claims, managing paraprofessionals.

+ Experience with and understanding of the legal issues related to one or more of the following areas: tort claims (products’ liability, premises’ liability, professional negligence, or common tort claims), commercial disputes (contract disputes, common business tort claims), discovery and subpoenas, intellectual property (trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, patents), construction or real property disputes, consumer law disputes, and regulatory enforcement.

**About Lowe’s:**

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com .

**About Lowe’s in the Community:**

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia (https://twitter.com/LowesMedia) on Twitter.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

Mooresville, North Carolina

Our Military Commitment

At Lowe's, our commitment to recognize, honor, and respect those who serve in our country's military is rooted in our history and informs the decisions we make today:

  • Lowe's was founded on the heels of World War II, by veteran Carl Buchan, whose leadership and vision helped us grow from a small hardware store in Wilkesboro, NC, into the FORTUNE 100® company we are today.
  • Lowe's is ranked #38 among GI Job's "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers®".
  • Lowe's is part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), working with military installation contacts to promote job opportunities to military spouses.
  • Lowe's is an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Partner.
  • Lowe's offers extended benefits for employees serving in the military.

We regularly participate in a variety of military-sponsored events and job fairs across the country, looking for more people to join the Lowe's team of military veterans. At more than 14,000 strong, our military veteran employees work in roles across our organization, from management to retail and customer support. And we demonstrate our appreciation for them in many ways, including:

  • A 10% discount to all veterans during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends; and a 10% discount every day to all active, reserve, retired and disabled veterans who carry a valid, military-issued photo ID card.
  • Regular support for the military and the USO, including recent refurbishments to 16 USO centers across the U.S., to help welcome home our returning troops.
  • The Lowe's Employee Giving Campaign, which allows employees to set aside a portion of their paycheck, to benefit the USO and other organizations, which Lowe's will match 50 cents to the dollar.

The military instills leadership, a strong work ethic, and a passion for a job well done. It allows pioneering spirits to demonstrate their commitment to teamwork and problem solving. And these are the traits of a Lowe's employee. As you focus on your post-military career, consider exploring the employment opportunities at Lowe's.

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