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Corporate Counsel, Litigation

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

Corporate Counsel, Litigation

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Job ID: 2021-4526
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Legal
MSA, The Safety Company


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.

MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.

We are searching for a Corporate Counsel, Litigation Io assist MSA and its global subsidiaries in managing litigation, primarily for product liability claims. This role will have the opportunity to advise and assist with matters such as agency investigations, litigation budget tracking, and supervising outside service providers. The successful candidate will be able to provide legal support during litigation and identify and implement process improvements.




Assist with litigation proceedings affecting the Company and its subsidiaries, with a focus on product liability and environmental claims
Improve processes to support litigation efforts
Supervise a network of outside service providers
Aid legal team in responding to agency investigations and third-party requests for information and subpoenas

Preventative Action:

Manage the legal issues that accompany product recalls and customer safety incidents
Provide counsel to marketing, sales, and engineering functions related to legal issues on product safety-focused matters
Educate business units relating to mitigation and proactive avoidance of legal risk as needed

Information Technology Litigation Risk Support:

Develop and implement e-discovery practices
Interface with and supervise third-party vendors to design tools and improve processes that further MSAs defenses efforts, increase budget transparency and reduce expenses


Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Proven record of strong negotiating, communication, organizational, and people management skills
  • Proven record of influencing and building relationships
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to embrace innovative approaches to legal work, such as an understanding of legal operations, value-based fee agreements, legal process or project improvement, or use of technology solutions
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10%

Education and Experience Required:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania

This position is available at two different career levels based on experience:

  • Level one-5 years of relevant experience
  • Level two-7 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years litigation practice experience


  • Law Review or a top legal journal
  • 7 years prior practice
  • Experience with product liability, environmental, policyholder-side insurance coverage law, e-discovery, or other such matters
  • Judicial clerkship

MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination.

As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion,
gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition,
or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Posted: 2021-03-20 Expires: 2021-04-21

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