Senior Counsel - Litigation - Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  487776

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 


Job Summary


CRH Americas, Inc. is seeking an experienced attorney to join its collaborative legal department. In this hands-on role, you will report to an Associate General Counsel of CRH Americas, Inc. and work closely with the Company’s Environmental Health & Safety (“EHS”) managers. This role requires knowledge of litigation and commercial contracts. The position also requires the skill to identify and address potential litigation risks.


Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Partner with the Company’s operating companies to assert, or respond to, claims and lawsuits.

  • Review and negotiate contracts.

  • Collaborate with the Company’s operating companies to identify and prevent potential claims.

  • Manage claims consultants and outside counsel.

  • Evaluate the Company’s litigation practices and develop innovative ways to reduce litigation.

  • Analyze regulations and legal precedent in order to make legal recommendations.

  • Serve as Company’s legal counsel in negotiations with government regulators.

  • Research, review, interpret, and draft legal documents such as consent decrees.

  • Supervise litigation, including insurance and contract claims.

  • Review budgets and invoices from consultants and outside counsel.

  • Assist in the preparation of documents needed for accurate financial reporting.

  • Work collaboratively with all levels of internal and external clients.

  • Provide legal training to ensure that the operating companies comply with all applicable regulations.

  • Represent Company’s operating companies in enforcement or regulatory matters.

  • Identify legal exposures and take steps to ensure processes are in place to mitigate those exposures.

  • Counsel managers and other employees with regard to legal matters.

  • Provide legal support for acquisitions and divestitures.

  • Provide training with regard to topics such as claims, compliance, and contracts.

  • Select, develop, evaluate, motivate, retain, discipline, and train staff, if needed.

  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times.

  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

  • License to practice law in at least one state.

  • At least three years of practicing construction law or general litigation.

  • Knowledge of best-in-class practices with respect to litigation management.

  • General knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the construction industry.

  • Working knowledge of Westlaw and other legal research databases.


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 30%, primarily in the Western United States.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees and government officials.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

  • Personal accountability for work, work product, and deadlines.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

  • Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence.

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze risk.

  • Ability to maintain high quality results in a collaborative, rapid-paced, time-sensitive environment.

  • Strong problem-solving capabilities with the ability to visualize and communicate solutions.

  • Strong customer service focus.

  • Knowledge of the historic legal issues facing construction businesses, including antitrust compliance.

  • Working knowledge of legal issues related to insurance coverage.

  • Ability to build relationships with frontline workers and managers.

  • History of making sound strategic and objective decisions in challenging situations.

  • Proven record of formulating creative solutions to commercial problems.

  • Experience of managing relationships with external advisers and controlling costs.

  • A problem-solver who is pragmatic, creative, and willing to take responsibility.

  • Capable of synthesizing complex information and delivering succinct summaries.

  • A strong influencer who is able to create alignment while retaining the self-confidence to speak his/her mind.

  • A proactive, adaptable, and hands-on attitude to get things done.

  • Enjoys operating as part of a team, proactively builds relationships, and contributes to others’ successes.

  • A credible operator whose view is sought out and has an opinion that matters.

  • A strong manager with a track record of building a cohesive and supportive team.

  • Confidence in leading from the front while respecting what has been achieved in the past.

  • Sets high standards and continually seeks a better way to do things.

  • Resilience and a sense of humor.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email, document preparation, and presentations.

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The home office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.

  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects is similar to that of other heavy industries.

  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.

  • Opportunity to work remotely for a portion of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Dec 11, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta