Assistant General Attorney

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific has one open position for an Assistant General Attorney / General Attorney in the Law Department office in Chicago, IL. Union Pacific’s Law office in Chicago consists of a team of three attorneys and two paralegals. The General Attorney serves as a trial attorney for Union Pacific in the Midwest including the states of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The General Attorney is primarily responsible for litigating employee and third-party personal injury and employment whistleblower and discrimination lawsuits. This General Attorney will also provide advice and counsel to the Union Pacific Law Department and internal customers regarding electronically stored information (ESI) retention and discovery issues.

The General Attorney represents the Company as lead counsel before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels to achieve the best outcome. The position also involves collaboration with risk management and operating managers to develop themes and defenses to actions filed or threatened against the railroad or filed on behalf of the railroad. The General Attorney also advises organizational clients in a variety of legal matters to provide a safe workplace and manage risk and exposure as well as provide legal counseling and advice to clients on a variety of operational and personnel legal issues. Serve as legal counsel to Union Pacific Railroad Company with principal responsibility for legal issues in a variety of areas.

Serve as legal counsel to Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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