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Litigation Counsel (Infrastructure or Construction Projects)

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0030034
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Litigation Counsel who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The chosen candidate can work remotely from anywhere in the USA.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Join our dynamic legal team at Hitachi Rail, a global leader in the rail industry.  We are seeking an experienced Litigation Attorney to provide legal support for our complex litigation matters, contract disputes, mediation, and arbitration proceedings throughout North America. As a Litigation Attorney, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding our legal interests and contributing to the resolution of intricate legal challenges.  You will report directly to Hitachi Rail STS USA’s General Counsel of the Americas while working in close collaboration with our senior leadership and global legal and commercial teams. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct claims and all other contentious matters including complex litigation, arbitration, mediation, and contract disputes.
  • Manage and collaborate with local outside counsel to coordinate legal strategies and gain insights into the specific nuances of litigation with local transportation authorities.
  • Providing legal support on claims and other contentious matters including settlement drafting and negotiation or in-house supervision of litigation & arbitration.
  • Conduct thorough research, and compose well-structured briefs, statements, pleadings, motions, and draft comprehensive memoranda on case-specific issues and broader legal initiatives.
  • Evaluate cases as part of a team, aiming for efficient and appropriate resolutions.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to internal audiences, keeping them informed about case statuses, litigation trends, and potential reform efforts.
  • Support other elements of the General Counsel and Compliance team as needed, including ongoing tactical and strategic advice and support in general commercial matters and transactions, bids, and risk assessments. 


Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.


  • Minimum of 6 years of legal experience in litigation, preferably with 10-12 years of experience in complex litigation and contract disputes.
  • Experience working on Infrastructure or Construction Projects IS REQUIRED.
  • Trial experience and/or Federal/State judicial clerkship is preferred.


Active membership in at least one state bar.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in defending and prosecuting complex commercial contract litigation, either in-house or in private practice, preferably involving transportation or infrastructure-related matters.
  • Familiarity and experience handling complex commercial contract negotiations, drafting, and review.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize complex matters.
  • Effective decision-making skills and the ability to manage a diverse case load.
  • Strong at problem-solving and critical thinking, business and financial acumen.
  • Analytical thinking and the ability to consider alternatives based on objective data.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate in a diverse global organization.
  • Any additional language skills, while not required, would be advantageous.


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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