SUMMARY: Advising corporation concerning legal rights, obligations, and privileges.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Studies Constitution, statutes, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for corporation.
Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
Acts as agent of corporation in various transactions.
Represents corporation in litigation and other legal proceedings.
Advises corporation concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
Prepares, negotiates, and ensures documentation of all business customer contracts, indemnifications, label agreements and NDAs.
Conducts vendor contract reviews and risk assessments.
Manages P&C insurance program.
Provides customer collection demand letters, forebearances and judgements.
Manages and negotiates real estate leases.
Manages trademark applications.
Manages acquired company license transitions.
Creates and maintains tracking/administration system for customer contracts to improve customer service.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management, such as reviewing HR policies, environmental issues, marketing materials, regulatory issues, and governance.
May assist with contract review during due diligence for acquisitions.
Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient on MicroSoft Office products, such as Outlook and Word.
Acute attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills.
Commitment to excellence and high standards.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
Strong understanding of business process with the ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements and deliver requested output timely and accurately
Experience supervising support staff in a corporation and/or with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
Experience leading or playing a key counsel role in strategic partnerships
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.
Experience with data protection and privacy practices as well as complex IP litigation cases.
Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:
Occasionally required to stand and walk
Frequently required to sit
Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Frequently required to talk or hear
Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items up to 25 pounds
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.