Director, Commercial Litigation

at Apple Inc.
Location Washington, Washington DC
Date Posted March 3, 2024
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Washington DC , District of Columbia , United States

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish!Do you love tackling big challenges without precedent? Do you possess a deep knowledge of the legal field and a passion for innovation? As a part of our Legal group, you'll help uphold Apple's high ethical and corporate standards. Working for a company that invents entire categories and industries means you'll be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and often unexplored aspects of the law. Together with your team, you'll provide the critical support needed worldwide for all Apple products and businesses!Apple has one of the largest and highest-threat dockets of litigation in the world, involving thousands of open matters across the globe. In this key role, you will be challenged to do the most creative legal work of your career in high-impact situations. You will manage disputes and lead a team of in-house attorneys in managing disputes, who in turn supervise a diverse array of external counsel.

Key Qualifications

  • 15+ years of major law firm and/or in-house litigation experience
  • Experience leading and managing teams of lawyers with diverse skillsets and developing employee engagement and performance
  • Juris doctorate (or equivalent) and admitted to the bar in good standing required
  • Trial experience in American and, if possible, foreign courts and international arbitral tribunals
  • Deep knowledge and experience in a wide variety of subject areas, such as antitrust, class actions, privacy, product safety, securities
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal business clients at all levels of management and cross-functional teams to develop solutions to sophisticated legal and business problems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, a strategic thinker who can handle a complex and varied docket of considerable size
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience as a leader and people manager
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


You will be responsible for formulating and driving litigation strategy and have a natural ability to lead and collaborate. You will communicate with individuals at all levels and in all roles, including executives, engineers, business partners and adversaries, as well as thrive in uncertain situations that require seasoned judgment and agility.

Education & Experience

Juris doctorate (or equivalent) and admitted to the bar in good standing required

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