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Director Counsel, Litigation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Feb 23, 2024
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $144,400.00 - $259,900.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

Job Title: Director Counsel - Litigation

Classification: Exempt

Date Written: February 2024

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target's business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target's business models and operations, we help facilitate Target's growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

A role in Litigation means developing and executing the legal strategies that achieve the best possible outcomes for Target. By engaging and directing internal and external partners, collecting and analyzing all relevant information and providing excellent advice and support to team members, your work will positively impact all of Target. Here, you'll be a key player on the team that works on lawsuits and complex subpoenas and serves business partners across the enterprise.

As a Director Counsel, Litigation, you will work on a wide variety of litigation and related matters in state and federal courts nationwide, including but not limited to: commercial, general liability, real estate, financial services, class actions, and intellectual property. You will use your legal acumen to assess and engage a diverse panel of outside counsel and advise business leaders on litigation strategy. You will create and provide both written and in-person training and guidance and will work collaboratively with an internal team of experienced paralegals and business and legal partners to support and deliver optimal outcomes on behalf of Target.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to the Minnesota bar
  • 5+ years of legal experience in a law firm, in-house, or government capacity, including experience managing disputes, pre-litigation matters, legal risk assessments, active litigation, and all aspects of the litigation lifecycle
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport and collaborate effectively, internally and externally, across all levels of an organization
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to leverage data to influence decisions and distill complex or ambiguous issues into concise and actionable advice
  • Ability to develop effective and collaborative relationships with key business leaders in order to independently drive accountability, instill confidence, and influence outcomes across business functions
  • Highly organized, with the ability to adapt, prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks or projects in response to changing or competing priorities
  • Ability to apply discretion and sensitivity while working with confidential information
  • Ability to develop effective written and verbal communications and presentations for all levels of leadership; comfort presenting information to large groups across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated strategic skills with the ability to assess and challenge the current state, develop short and long term strategies, apply creative problem solving, and project manage initiatives from inception through implementation
  • Comfortable making specific, fact-based recommendations in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to navigate and learn new and emerging business, regulatory, and legal concepts
  • Experience with a wide variety of litigation in state and federal courts preferred

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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