Associate Counsel – Lynchburg

Liberty University Christian College Education

Posting Number S02349P
Classification Title Benefited Salary
Position Type Staff

Liberty Universitys hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the religion component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title Associate Counsel
Does this position require driving? Yes
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Job Summary/Basic Function

A commercial attorney with primarily a transactional and business background to work in support and at the direction of the Deputy General Counsel, and alongside the Universitys other attorneys on project assignments that reflect the wide-ranging legal needs of the University. A corporate generalist who can work independently, and who exercises good judgment and discretion. Project assignments are expected to be primarily transactional and business-related in nature, but from time to time a minority portion of the attorneys work may involve in-house support for the Universitys outside litigation counsel as they interface with the institution.

Minimum Qualifications

 Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
 Strong academic record at both the undergraduate and law school levels.
 Current license and in-good-standing to practice law in Virginia, or ability to become licensed. (Alternatively, licensed in another jurisdiction and able to obtain a Corporate Counsel Certificate.)
 Four (4) to eight (8) years of relevant experience at hiring.
 Understanding of commercial transactions.
 At least three (3) years experience reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts, to include most of the following: MSAs, vendor contracts, NDAs, licensing agreements, consulting agreements, SaaS and technology agreements, MOUs, affiliation agreements, franchise agreements, facility-use agreements, commercial (retail) and residential real estate leases, construction contracts, and real estate purchase and sale agreements.
 Experience reviewing and managing due diligence materials for associated transactions.
 Experience creating and revising various commercial forms, such as waiver/assumption of risk forms and equipment rental forms.
 At least two (2) years corporate governance experience, to include forming LLCs and corporations, drafting internal corporate documents, creating and maintaining corporate books and records, and monitoring related regulatory filings.
 Experience working with clients in regulated industries (preferably at both the federal and state levels).
 Experience with privacy laws and issues.

Preferred Qualifications

 Prior experience as an in-house attorney.
 Prior experience representing universities and/or colleges.
 Undergraduate or graduate degree with accounting, economics, finance, or other business-related major.
 Knowledge of not-for-profit, technology and/or healthcare law.
 Some exposure to a litigation and/or alternative dispute resolution practice with knowledge of court and arbitration procedures, and discovery processes.

Work Hours

8:30 am to 5 pm

Posting Date 02/03/2021
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