Principal Legal Counsel

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Role and Responsibilities

Samsung Electronics America is seeking a qualified Principal Legal Counsel that will work in a multidisciplinary team environment to direct complex IP disputes, primarily patent disputes in International Trade Commission (ITC), US District Courts, and PTAB

  • Counsel diverse internal clients in all aspects of IP litigation
  • Manage outside counsel in complex IP disputes
  • Monitor and analyze current IP policy proposals to develop and execute IP policy strategy
  • Represent the company within advocacy organizations, in meetings before Congress and Administrative agencies, and at public conferences and events


Skills and Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree with 7+ years of relevant experience at a top-tier law firm
  • Substantive experience litigating patent disputes in ITC, US District Courts, and PTAB
  • Experience interacting with Customs & Border Protection relating to the administration of ITC exclusion orders
  • Experience in outreach efforts (e.g., explaining highly detailed legal issues) to the US Congress and/or US Administrative Agencies highly preferred, but not required
  • Ability to translate complex IP policy issues into manageable concepts which diverse audiences can understand and process
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a cross-cultural team across the globe


Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Science
  • Experience within the International Trade Commission is highly preferred
  • Experience in outreach efforts (e.g., explaining highly detailed legal issues) to the US Congress and/or US Administrative Agencies highly preferred
  • Korean language ability a plus, but not required

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