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Mid-senior Litigation Attorney

Company: VeriSign
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce.

Verisign's Law Department is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to help support its global litigation and dispute resolution objectives involving all aspects of its business. This position will report to the Senior Director, Litigation and Employment and will provide the right candidate with a unique opportunity to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include active management of the Company's litigation and disputes, including developing litigation strategies and the oversight of outside counsel. The position also entails supervising and/or providing advice regarding registry actions arising from Domain Name System (DNS) abuse notifications and advising on or investigating employment-related issues.

The position may require occasional travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and membership in at least one state bar. If not admitted to Virginia bar, must be eligible for admission as Virginia Corporate Counsel
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in private practice, in-house or with a relevant regulatory agency
  • A thorough understanding of, and demonstrable experience with, litigation and dispute resolution in U.S. federal and state courts
  • The ability to gain a thorough understanding of the DNS ecosystem and its unique contractual, regulatory, policy and technical limitations
  • Excellent and demonstrable written and oral communications skills
  • The ability to deal with ambiguous situations
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with employees at all levels in the Company
  • The ability to lead specific long-term, cross-functional projects as directed by the litigation team leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing and applying federal and state laws and corporate policies to third-party litigation and discovery compliance
  • Experience managing compliance and production in response to legal process
  • Experience with employment issues
  • Experience with cybersecurity issues
  • Experience with intellectual property issues
  • Experience within the DNS ecosystem

Verisign is an equal opportunity employer. That means we recruit, hire, compensate, train, promote, transfer, and administer all terms and conditions of employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories under applicable law.

Additionally, Verisign is committed to helping our diverse workforce manage a healthy work-life balance through all stages of their life and career. We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with highly competitive benefits and robust learning programs. For more information, click on the links below.

Helpful Resources:

Our Careers Page

Our Benefits Summary

Verisign in the Community

Our EEO Statement

Our Privacy Notice for European Job Applicants/Candidates

Reasonable Accommodations

Staffing agency policy: No fees will be paid for unsolicited resumes submitted to Verisign or our employees by third parties.

Keywords: VeriSign, Reston , Mid-senior Litigation Attorney, Other , Reston, Virginia

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