Senior Counsel, Master Settlement Agreement (Richmond, VA)

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Coordinate and lead legal support relating to state settlement agreements for a fortune 200 company with some of the most iconic brands! Have a JD with 8+ years of work experience? Have 5+ years of experience working on large-scale arbitrations or complex litigation? If so, we want to speak with you!

We are actively recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Master Settlement Agreement to join the Law Department in Richmond, VA, or we are open to remote work arrangements.

This position will be responsible for managing work relating to various long-standing settlement agreements with the tobacco industry and related legislation. You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from inquisitive, collaborative colleagues and do exciting work that enables the success of our employees and businesses.

What you will be doing:• Lead day-to-day management of ongoing and future large-scale arbitrations and litigation among state entities and tobacco industry manufacturers arising from the Master Settlement Agreement ("MSA") and other tobacco-related state settlement agreements.• Develop and implement legal strategies in coordination with co-defendants.• Engage with cross-functional legal experts (in-house and outside) and advise on business-related implications of the MSA and other state settlement agreements.• Comprehensive management of outside counsel, budgeting and resource allocation.• Partner with clients from State Relations, Government Affairs, Finance and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, and other legal requirements relating to state settlement agreements and the MSA.

We want you to have:• Demonstrated skill in managing and setting strategic direction for large-scale arbitrations or complex litigation matters.• Familiarity with the MSA, tobacco litigation and/or the legal and regulatory requirements affecting our business is a benefit.• 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney in litigation or other dispute resolution.• 8+ years of work experience; mix of law firm and in-house legal experience a plus.• JD from an accredited law school and good standing member of the Bar.• Strong written and oral communication skills as well as direct client counseling experience.• Ability to navigate a complex organization and manage a demanding workload while working independently.• Strong business and financial competence.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our deferred profit sharing and incentive compensation programs as well as a relocation assistance and educational assistance packages.

Company Overview

Altria has a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Altria's Vision through 2030 is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a non-combustible future. Altria is Moving Beyond Smoking™, leading the way in moving adult smokers away from cigarettes by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices - believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, Altria's businesses and society. Altria's wholly owned subsidiaries include the most profitable tobacco companies in their categories: Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), and John Middleton Co. (Middleton). Altria's smoke-free portfolio includes Helix Innovations LLC (Helix), the maker of on! oral nicotine pouches, exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to the IQOS Tobacco Heating System®* and Marlboro HeatSticks®*, and an equity investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL). Altria also owns equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), the world's largest brewer, and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos), a leading Canadian cannabinoid company. At Altria, we celebrate the power of diverse teams working together to shape our future. We are inspired to bring our best because our unique strengths are valued. We believe our personal success and progress should be guided by Our Cultural Aspiration, a new articulation of what we value and who we aspire to be, collectively. Our Cultural Aspiration respects and complements individual identity, embracing each other's unique strengths, welcoming newcomers and developing the best, most inclusive and diverse teams. Join us as we work together to shape a better future for adult tobacco consumers, our employees, and our shareholders. Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about Altria at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. *IQOS Devices and HeatSticks® are currently unavailable for sale in the United States.
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Altria operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Richmond, VA, Richmond, VA and Richmond, VA. Altria was founded in 1919. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 26 open jobs at Altria, click here.
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