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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts
North Bay Area (CA) global logistics and transportation services company is seeking a Sr. Corporate Counsel. The Corporate Counsel performs a wide variety of functions related to the legal affairs of company and its five divisions, as well as affiliated companies in which the company holds an interest. Must have 10+ years of commercial law experience at a premier law firm and/or corporate legal department; Experience in union labor negotiations, issues, and arbitrations; Experience with human resources issues, including benefits issues a plus; Excellent analytical and strategic business decision making/problem solving skills; Ability to develop strong relationships with internal business units as well as with management; and, ability to provide sound legal advice to implement business goals pragmatically. Excellent Compensation Package + Benefits + Partial Relocation negotiable. For confidential consideration, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Provide positive leadership and constructive and practical counseling for the company and its five divisions.
Work closely with business units in preparing complex legal documents, including contracts, licenses, corporate documents, RFPs, letters, etc.
Consistently anticipate, provide timely evaluation, propose mitigation strategies for and advise management of potential risk in contractual, regulatory, compliance, and legal areas.
Review contracts (examples: services agreements, purchase/sale of businesses, MOUs, letters of intent, transportation agreements of all kinds, and lease agreements) for legal issues and insurance coverage points.
Assist in the development of tariffs, transportation agreements, bills of lading, and other forms of contracts that protect the Company; work with business units re modification of forms requested by customers/suppliers.
Supervise outside counsel representing the Company in prosecution or defense of the Company in anticipation of or in litigation.
Develop, implement, improve and review legal and compliance processes, procedures and training.
Keep abreast of industry developments by reviewing trade journals and publications and by attendance at seminars and conventions.
Assist the business units in ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations affecting their operations.
Ensure the General Counsel is fully briefed on legal issues affecting the Company.
Key Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Active membership in the State Bar of California
10+ years of commercial law experience at a premier law firm and/or corporate legal department
Experience in union labor negotiations, issues, and arbitrations; experience with human resources issues, including benefits issues a plus
Ability to handle a broad range of general legal matters and work effectively with all levels of business unit personnel in a fast-paced environment
Excellent analytical and strategic business decision making/problem solving skills
Ability to develop strong relationships with internal business units as well as with management
Ability to provide sound legal advice to implement business goals pragmatically
Strong communication skills, including formal presentation skills and ability to craft communications appropriate to the designated audience
Self-discipline, results-orientation, and ability to learn quickly
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and as a member of a team
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products at the following levels:
o Word, Outlook: Intermediate level of skill
o PowerPoint: Basic level of skill
o Westlaw: High level of skill
Key Success Factors:
Diagnostic Information Gathering
Identifies the specific information needed to clarify a situation or to make a decision
Probes skillfully to get at the facts
Anticipates how individuals or groups will react to situations and information and plans accordingly
Utilizes logical, systematic, and sequential approach
Notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information
Identifies a set of features, parameters, or considerations to take into account, in analyzing a situation or making a decision
Weighs the costs, benefits, risks, and chances of success, in making a decision
Identifies many possible causes for the problem
Ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies
Notices trends in the industry and develops plans to prepare for opportunities or problems
Defines objectives and strategies to meet organizational goals and objectives
Manages performance to achieve expected results
Keeps informed of performance through communications and performance measures
Keeps supervisor informed of progress, issues, and potential problems
Takes full responsibility for results
Considers and responds appropriately to different situations
Provides feedback on what was heard
Demonstrates consistency and fairness
The Corporate Counsel will be measured on the key success factors and meeting the goals and objectives stated above.
There should be a sense of urgency to get tasks completed and allow the business units to proceed forward with their operations. When commencing a task, there should be consideration given to the need to be addressed and the most efficient way to meet that need. The Corporate Counsel should strive to meet deadlines, both internal and external, and produce work that is always of the highest quality. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Located in major markets throughout North America, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal professionals on a full-time, project and temporary basis to law firms and corporate legal departments. We offer our candidates challenging assignments, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training. Robert Half Legal is better at finding you challenging new career opportu...nities because we come from the legal industry ourselves, with a majority of our staffing executives holding JDs or other legal credentials. Additionally, we were just ranked number one in our industry on Fortune's list of America's Most Admired Companies.
Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 1-866-615-4769 to discover more about this position.
Robert Half Legal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.