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Date: Sep 29, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Legal
Title: Attorney - 89139
Onsite/Remote: Remote Position


Your Responsibilities


As an Attorney for Litigation and Product Liability within the Global Law Services Group at John Deere located in Moline you will:


  • Provide primary legal support in regard the defense of toxic tort litigation
  • Assist senior attorneys in providing eDiscovery support and representing the Construction & Forestry and John Deere Power Systems divisions on product liability related counseling, claims and lawsuits
  • Provide research, legal counsel, recommendations, and alternatives for the more complex legal questions and issues in providing eDiscovery support and support of defending the company in claims and lawsuits
  • Assist senior attorneys and staff in analysis of issues to identify legal problems
  • Review legal documents for compliance with applicable laws
  • Stay current on emerging trends in the law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.    


What Skills You Need


  • Experience in the overall corporate legal environment
  • Experience in the general practice of law in a private law firm or corporate law department


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Specialized skills, knowledge and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Experience in handling outside attorneys and case management
  • Knowledge of risk management within areas of specialization and responsibility
  • Understands legal issues affecting area of responsibility, able to identify issues associated with assigned tasks, and able to spot ethical issues in practice
  • Ability to perform legal research using the internet plus various on-line tools
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy and style




Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:


  • Juris doctor (JD) degree and admission or eligibility to be admitted to practice law in Illinois and/or required jurisdiction



What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:


  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


Click Here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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