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Reference Number: PR 0003557

Legal Counsel – Litigation

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do

Overview

Partners with the Associate General Counsel – Global Litigation & Employment to provide legal advice and counsel on litigation related matters, including supporting the AGC on key litigation matters and independently managing other litigation and threats of litigation. Works directly with business partners, operates independently on matters within his/her purview, and executes against goals and objectives set by the AGC and/or Wendy’s, with a primary focus on minimizing or eliminating legal and economic risks.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Serves as primary legal counsel overseeing commercial disputes and litigation, managing assigned matters from inception to conclusion, including budget management, outside counsel management, and management of internal processes such as legal holds, witness interviews, and document collection. Assist AGC with management of other key litigation matters and initiatives as needed.
  • Manage and oversee litigation related processes and procedures to ensure consistent processes and protection of Company, including on matters being handled by franchisees’ counsel.
  • Manage Company’s response to third-party subpoenas for business records, court appearances, and other third-party litigation matters. Advise other business units on litigation and dispute matters, including Risk, Payroll, and HR.
  • Supporting AGC or General Counsel on an “as requested” basis on special projects.

This position will be based at The Wendy's Company headquarters in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. 

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What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • Masters Degree; additional education information (major, etc.): J.D.
  • Law firm and/or in-house attorney experience: 2-4 years
  • Flexible attorney with focused experience in commercial litigation and excellent soft skills, Including a demonstrated a willingness to learn, enthusiasm for being a part of the Company’s in-house legal department, and a hard-working and ethical legal partner with a customer service mindset

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Please note that the Wendy’s Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy’s company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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