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Equitable In-House Litigation Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

In-House Litigation Attorney ( 240000BV )

Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NC-Charlotte

Organization : Equitable

Schedule : Full-time


At Equitable, our power is in our people.

We're individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Those differences make us stronger as a team and a force for good in our communities. Here, you'll work with dynamic individuals, build your skills, and unleash new ways of working and thinking. Are you ready to join an organization that will help unlock your potential?

The Equitable Law Department’s Mission is to serve as Equitable’s trusted counsel e mpowering Equitable to pursue its noble purpose by upholding the highest standards, forging collaborative relationships, and delivering creative solutions.

Equitable is seeking an exceptional hands-on litigator to join its best-in-class team. This is a rare opportunity to work in-house at a Fortune 500 company as part of a highly respected and active law department. You will direct litigation strategy, work closely with our business leaders, and grow in your skill.

The successful candidate will defend Equitable in a wide-range of complex litigation, arbitration, and regulatory matters by:

  • Working closely with business partners to set and employ litigation strategy to drive cases to an efficient resolution through settlement or trial.

  • Investigating facts and identifying and preparing fact and expert witnesses

  • Preparing submissions to courts, arbitration panels and regulators.

  • Providing practical and thoughtful advice on business initiatives.

  • Selecting and actively partnering with outside counsel in all aspects of the litigation to defend the Company’s interests.

For eligible employees, Equitable provides a full range of benefits. This includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off. For detailed descriptions of these benefits, please reference the link below.

Equitable Pay and Benefits: Equitable Total Rewards Program (https://portal.equitable.com/appentry/EDoxRedirect?node_id=A2023013000001)


  • JD, bar admission in any state

  • 6 – 12 years of related experience within the litigation group of a top law firm or corporation.

  • Experience with complex litigation, preferably with litigating class actions, actions under state insurance laws, state and federal securities laws, and large-scale arbitrations.

  • Trial or arbitration experience preferred.

  • Experience in conducting regulatory and internal investigations preferred.

  • Knowledge of insurance, securities, and broker-dealer law preferred.

  • Professional, energetic, team-player with positive attitude and outlook.

  • Excellent judgment, persuasive writing, advocacy, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate with and advise senior management.

Interpersonal Competencies and Success Factors

  • Impeccable integrity, judgment, and discretion.

  • An attorney who will thrive in a non-hierarchical leadership environment known as “adaptive leadership,” where those closest to the work have the authority and autonomy to make actionable decisions and move more quickly.

  • An attorney who can embody the mission of the Equitable law department to serve as a trusted counsel.

  • A mission-oriented attorney who is aligned with the following principles that guide the legal department: (a) protect Equitable with integrity; (b) provide clear, practical advice at the speed of business; (c) be agile to meet evolving business and client needs and challenge the status quo; and (d) actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion within Equitable, the industry and our community.

  • Flexibility and a willingness to “roll up your sleeves,” taking on new and varied projects outside of silos.

  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and communicate clearly and crisply in high-pressure situations.

  • An effective listener with strong EQ, positive focus, and a great sense of humor.

  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change.

Company: Founded in 1859, Equitable is one of America’s leading financial services companies. Equitable provides financial advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. As a trusted partner to our clients, Equitable offers advice and strategies that help people navigate financial decisions, supporting them holistically in their journey to achieve financial well-being. Equitable offers variable annuities, tax-deferred investment and retirement plans, employee benefits and protection strategies for individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable’s broad portfolio is distributed through an affiliated retail channel, Equitable Advisors, with approximately 4,300 registered and licensed financial professionals, and through leading third-party distribution platforms.

Equitable’s employees, leaders and financial professionals understand the value of maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are one of just 24 companies in the S&P 500 with an independent female board chair, 40% of our directors are women, and 40% come from historically underrepresented ethnic groups. We are creating a place where employees help each other face the future with courage, strength and wisdom, and ultimately better serve their clients and communities. Equitable has been recognized as a Great Place to work for seven years in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute.


At Equitable, we’re a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.

We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently – where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.

We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.

The base salary range for this position is $175,000-$200,000. In addition to base pay, Equitable provides compensation to reward performance with base salary increases, as well as short and long-term incentive compensation opportunities. Total targeted annual compensation for this role is $275,000 to $310,000. Eligibility for these programs depends on level and functional area of responsibility.

Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com .

Req ID: 240000BV