Counsel - Litigation

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 52508 

Location: Los Angeles


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


Capital Group is recruiting for an experienced Counsel to join its Litigation Legal team. This is an opportunity to join a prestigious legal department at one of the largest asset managers in the world. Capital Group is an evolving business in a highly regulated environment; this team is involved in guiding decisions that will make a major impact on the business. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting this effort.


The Legal team is comprised of 29 attorneys, with 22 in the US. It is a highly collaborative group, and the candidate will work closely with the head of litigation in Los Angeles and colleagues globally. The candidate will support the company in the areas of employment and commercial litigation.


Founded in 1931, Capital Group (“Capital”) is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management firms, managing more than $2.6 trillion in assets on behalf of over 60 million individual and institutional investor accounts in 28 offices around the world. With over 8,200 associates in offices across Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas, Capital strives to improve people’s lives through successful investing.


Position Information


Capital Group is seeking an attorney who is a self-starter to join its team and be energized by the opportunity to work on global litigation matters.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions


The Counsel will be responsible for achieving the following goals:

  • Provide support to senior attorney responsible for worldwide litigation, including consultation on litigation strategy and document review.
  • Provide backup and support for senior attorney on array of employment-related issues including advice on employment matters, such as terminations, leaves and internal investigations, draft employment agreements, such as release agreements and review Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Provide day to day management of outside litigation counsel.
  • Defend depositions, respond to subpoenas and regulatory inquiries, and draft position statements and responses to agency charges.
  • Support implementation of eDiscovery systems, litigation management tools/database and drive operational efficiency.


Qualifications & Experience​​​​


The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience at a top ranked law firm and/or in-house. Candidates must have experience with employment law, commercial litigation management (including trial preparation) and eDiscovery, as well as exceptional academic credentials, including a law degree, and admittance to the California bar.

  • Experience with employment litigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to balance legal risks with business objectives and solutions.


Personal Characteristics 


  • Keen intellect and a quick study; a self-starter but with the ability to work effectively as part of a team; excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment.
  • Someone who is consultative in their approach.
  • Active listening skills including the ability to hear the concerns of senior managers and business leaders in terms of the legal service they require to achieve the goals of the business.
  • Thrives in a collegial and cohesive team environment.


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned company-wide to a hybrid environment. Each individual team determines its own best office schedule. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associates' ability to work remotely.


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