Corporate Counsel - Litigation Compliance
Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Job Info

Job DescriptionAre you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Position Summary

The attorney in this position will work in the Law Department's Litigation, Compliance & Privacy Group reporting to the Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Litigation, Compliance & Privacy. The attorney will provide Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation operating divisions and staff departments with legal assistance and advice regarding disputes and matters in litigation and will coordinate and participate in litigation with outside counsel, as well as provide legal advice and assistance in developing and implementing the enterprise-wide strategy and Company policies for managing global compliance and adherence to ethical standards. The attorney in this position will work with individuals at MVW resorts and sales locations and staff departments as well as with attorneys and paralegals within the MVW Law Department and externally with outside counsel, vendors, and consultants.

Specific Job Summary and Expected Contributions

The primary specific duties, responsibilities, and expected contributions of the attorney in this position include:

  • Investigating and evaluating factual circumstances at issue in disputes, engaging in early case assessment, and recommending resolution of disputes prior to litigation when appropriate;
  • Assisting in developing and providing litigation risk assessments, including advising clients on estimated costs of litigation, possibilities of success, scope and nature of risks, valuation of various potential outcomes, and alternative solutions available, including potential dispute resolution and settlement options;
  • Providing clients with legal assistance and advice regarding disputes and matters in litigation;
  • Supporting all aspects of company policies and practices concerning enterprise records management, including document retention, destruction, and preservation;
  • Supporting all aspects of company policies and practices concerning electronic discovery and document review and production;
  • Supporting all aspects of the Company's alternative dispute resolution program, including maintenance and updating of model dispute resolution clauses for purchase and sale agreements, other customer-facing contracts, commercial contracts, and letters of employment;
  • Assisting with dispute resolution and litigation prior to engagement of outside counsel;
  • Collaborating with outside counsel, vendors, and consultants to support litigation matters;
  • Participating with outside counsel in developing strategy, drafting and editing pleadings, briefs, and memos, engaging in discovery and factual investigation, and supporting depositions, hearings, and trials, as appropriate;
  • Coordinating with clients, Law Department management, and outside counsel in timely assessment of the potential for settlement of matters in litigation and, where appropriate, development of settlement strategy;
  • Providing oversight and guidance to Litigation Group's Paralegal Team in discovery management and in responses to claim letters and third-party subpoenas and service of process issues;
  • In conjunction with the Company's Finance & Accounting Department and outside counsel, vendors, and consultants, assisting in developing and managing matter budgets, including case and matter budgeting and monthly fees and costs accrual processes;
  • Assisting in managing outside counsel relationships, including budgeting, staffing, case management, and conflict waiver requests;
  • Managing all phases of document collection, review and discovery, including e-discovery and litigation hold processes;
  • Performing other duties as appropriate.
Global Compliance
  • In support of the Board's Audit Committee, assisting in the development and implementation of enterprise-wide strategy for managing global compliance adherence to ethical standards;
  • In addition, assisting in developing and implementing the Company's compliance policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring pertinent federal, state and foreign law enforcement and regulatory agencies and identifying policies and actions relevant to the Company's business operations.
  • Supporting aspects of the Company's internal investigation processes.
  • Supporting the work of the Company's Legal & Ethical Steering Committee (LESC) by assisting with development of annual work plans, scheduling and planning of periodic meetings, and coordination with chairpersons and members of LESC subcommittees on completing tasks and projects within the scope of annual work plans.

This attorney must perform the duties and responsibilities above in the following manner:
  • Be responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results;
  • Set priorities and measurable objectives;
  • Monitor and report on process, progress and results;
  • Direct work of non-management staff when appropriate;
  • Influence work of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary or extended teams;
  • Assist more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization,
    • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals,
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility,
    • taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward,
    • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information,
    • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization,
    • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success;
  • Readily critique own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance; and
  • Act independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.

Candidate Profile

  • Excellent academic record with a law degree from a top law school; admission to the bar of any state;
  • Minimum of 8 years in a well regarded law firm, corporate or comparable environment;
  • Litigation process experience, expertise concerning electronic discovery, knowledge of e-mail systems/network methodologies/back-up solutions, familiarity with motion and discovery practice;
  • Experience in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including but not limited to consumer class actions, breach of contract, consumer finance, collection practices, and construction.
  • Experience interfacing with government and regulatory agencies that maintain jurisdiction over compliance and consumer protection matters;
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure while producing a high volume of accurate work;
  • Ability to think creatively, to supervise and perform multiple and complex matters, and to work effectively with clients, peers, and other parties;
  • High degree of competence and familiarity with computers and the Internet;
  • Outstanding analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills;
  • Constructive approach to dealing with conflict, and ability to influence and achieve successful results without damaging relationships;
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of, and effectively resolve problems;
  • Excellent client service and communications skills (oral and written);
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills; ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture

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