Litigation Counsel at Lime | Powderkeg

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Legal

Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We are on a mission to build a future of transportation that is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company in 2021, Lime has powered more than 250 million electric bike and scooter rides in more than 200 cities across five continents, saving an estimated 60+ million car trips. Learn more at!

We are looking for an outstanding attorney to join our growing team as Litigation Counsel. You will manage a variety of personal injury, product, and business litigation at one of the fastest growing startups in history. A critical element of this role will be to drive strategy with outside counsel to mitigate exposure to Lime. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a foundational member of the Legal Team, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

What You'll Do

  • Anticipate and address legal risks in business-centric ways by developing strategies to solve problems, while strengthening partnerships and business objectives
  • Formulate & driving strategy with outside counsel. Management of outside counsel on product & personal injury defense in the US; & collaboration with counsel outside of the US as needed
  • Work independently on analyzing claims in stages of pre-litigation and litigation to assess liability and damage exposureImplement effective litigation strategies, including discovery and early settlement resolution when warranted
  • Set annual defense budgets and exposure reserves
  • Represent the company in mediations and court hearings. Manage arbitrations and trials as needed
  • Review and revise motions drafted by outside counsel with some drafting required in house as needed
  • Participate in deposition preparation of lay and expert witnessesLead the collection of information internally and cross-functionally to respond to discovery
  • Conduct legal research, as needed
  • Collaborate with Claims team to enhance litigation processes and build mitigation processes
  • Develop & Implement strategies on mitigating product liability risk
  • Additional duties as assigned

About You

  • Minimum 5 years of solid experience in litigating general liability claims; strong preference for candidates with experience in product liability litigation. Preference for those who have held similar in-house roles with an established company
  • Significant experience managing cases through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution, and arbitration or trial
  • Solid case evaluation abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Mediation, discovery, and motion practice experience required
  • The successful candidate will be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Passion for Lime and our mission
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision
  • Provide practical, business-centric advice to clients
  • Team player and able to work collaboratively and independently
  • Multi-state and international experience a plus

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to revolutionize transportation and the world with the leader in urban mobility solutions
  • Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with tons of opportunity for growth and multi-disciplinary scope
  • Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability
  • Technology driven remote-first workplace with an opportunity for travel
  • Work with a team of fun and motivated coworkers
  • Competitive salary and benefits

In accordance with Colorado State Law, if the candidate selected for this job resides in Colorado, the anticipated minimum salary will be $129,000.00, plus bonus and equity (when eligible) as well as benefits. Exact salary will ultimately depend on the candidate’s qualifications. In addition to base salary, this role will be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of management discretion and employee performance.


Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s only the start. We strive to build a workforce composed of individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities, and mindsets—not just to do great work, but to become a better company and grow as individuals.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Litigation Counsel
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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