Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management - Remote

Ansys, Inc. Canonsburg , PA 15317

Posted 2 months ago

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


In this role, you will report to the Associate General Counsel, Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk and be a key member of the Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk team within the Ansys Legal Department. Your primary responsibilities will involve providing legal support on, and leading the day-to-day management of, the Company's litigation and risk management functions. You will also assist other groups in executing important risk-related functions - e.g., assisting Ethics & Compliance with conducting internal investigations. Some aspects of the role's responsibilities are global in nature, while others relate specifically to the United States. The role will be located at Ansys' headquarters in Canonsburg, PA or remotely from any location within the continental United States.


Provide practical guidance to the Company with regard to litigation matters and lead the day-to-day management of the Company's litigation function, including:

  • Manage both offensive and defensive commercial and insured litigation matters

  • Responsible for formulating, re-assessing and driving strategy on pending and threatened claims and litigation

  • Coordinate and collaborate with in-house employment counsel regarding the handling of employment-related litigation matters

  • Investigate, assess and advise on or directly respond to pre-litigation claims and disputes

  • Investigate, and actively manage or directly handle local, state and federal agency investigations or actions involving compliance or other regulatory issues

  • Provide succinct and practical advice on risk, claim, litigation and regulatory issues to internal teams

  • Review and assess operational policies, processes and practices to identify, evaluate and mitigate claim and litigation risk

  • Both supervise and partner with outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of legal representation of the Company are of the highest quality and provide day-to-day management of all aspects of matters, including strategic and tactical decision-making and critical review of written work product

  • Establish and manage budgets

Provide practical guidance to the Company with regard to risk management and lead the day-to-day management of the Company's insurance function, including:

  • Understand, develop, and promote risk tolerance and risk management goals

  • Support the review, constant development and enhancements of risk management framework including but not limited to risk governance, organization structure, policies and procedures, three lines of defense, risk measures and metrics including risk appetite and risk limits, risk monitoring and escalation

  • Identify current state risk management activities and governance structure, formulate the required/desired state based on regulatory and best practices, conduct gap analysis and formulate the target operating model

  • Full oversite of the Company's insurance programs, including Property & Casualty, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Directors & Officers Liability

  • Provide insurance coverage guidance to all areas of the Company

  • Establish processes and procedures which ensure timely insurance renewals and reasonable premium allocations

  • Maintain excellent communication with executive management on policy changes, coverage needs, and critical claims progress

  • Ensure an efficient claims administration process

  • Interface with property insurance brokers and carriers

  • Coordinate on-site risk audits by broker and carrier

Provide strategic and tactical support to the Company's Ethics & Compliance program, including:

  • Assist with the handling of internal investigations

  • Work closely with the business leaders to ensure that Company policies and procedures are in compliance with current laws and are being followed by the Company

Provide legal counsel and support with litigation and risk management matters in the context of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including:

  • Due diligence, especially with regard to litigation and risk management matters

  • Negotiation / drafting of relevant reps and covenants in M&A deals

  • Liaise with leadership and insurance brokers on all acquisition related insurance matters

  • Interface with outside M&A counsel on M&A transactions, and collaborate with in-house counsel and other internal stakeholders on pre-close integration planning and post-close integration implementation


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a U.S. accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar association

  • 10 - 15+ years' experience in litigation and risk management

  • Knowledge and experience with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations related to risk management

  • Knowledge of tort law, insurance adjusting practices, risk management principles, and safety practices, principles, and theories

  • Insurance program management experience

  • Some experience with M&A and corporate transactions

  • Mix of law firm and in-house experience required, with a strong preference for prior in-house experience with a company with global operation


  • Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), with both legal and non-legal professionals and comfort working in a role requiring utmost discretion and confidentiality

  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex projects simultaneously

  • Is flexible and adaptable - demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced working environment and work diplomatically and tactfully with others

  • An inclusive individual who thrives in a team-oriented and collaborative environment


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs - guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus

  • Results and Accountability

  • Innovation

  • Transparency and Integrity

  • Mastery

  • Inclusiveness

  • Sense of urgency

  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions. With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. Because at Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished". It's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.

Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.

For more information, please visit us at

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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