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This Corporate Counsel position is expected to act as a generalist, handling a variety of issues arising out of the Company’s many business operations, it is also primarily responsible for legal oversight of the Company’s intellectual property matters (including the trademark portfolio). This position will advise internal clients and senior management on legal risks related to many areas of law and develop strategies to mitigate those risks commensurate with the Company’s business objectives.
Provide all facets of legal counsel to the Company’s diverse hospitality and entertainment operations with an emphasis on intellectual property matters.
Manage the Company’s intellectual property portfolio, which includes filing applications and renewals; drafting responses to office actions; managing enforcement actions; and reviewing consumer-facing advertising materials.
Perform trademark clearance searches and provide clearance opinions based on preliminary and comprehensive search results.
Provide regular intellectual property training and counsel for Marketing, Communications, Sales, and other departments.
Review, draft, and negotiate a heavy volume and wide variety of contracts, including entertainment, sales, technology, and maintenance and service contracts.
Advise on contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and advertising compliance, particularly on social media and digital platforms and create official rules and other supporting documentation.
Conduct research on a wide variety of issues.
Such other duties as assigned.
Juris Doctor Degree from accredited law school
Bar membership required
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Experience in handling copyright, trademark, and advertising/promotions legal matters required
Self-starter with a willingness and ability to assume a “generalist” in-house role.
Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and satisfy numerous competing demands and successfully achieve deadline-driven results that effectively achieve business objectives.
Excellent contract review, drafting, and negotiating skills.
Strong business acumen, problem solving skills, and legal judgment, with emphasis on confidentiality and personal integrity.
Must possess exceptional organizational skills.
Solid team player with superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and deal effectively with others.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Must be adept at using Word and other standard office programs.
Must be able to uphold the Company’s Core Values of “Devoted to the Legacy” (of Milton and Catherine Hershey), “Selfless Spirit of Service,” “Team Focused,” and “Respectful of Others.”
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
The work schedule for this position will include Monday-Friday during normal business operating hours.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts:
We are a leader in the entertainment and hospitality industry. Behind our award winning properties are people with one mutual goal to extend the legacy of our founder by helping families and guests create lasting memories in Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. He...rshey, by providing value to The Milton Hershey School, the largest home and school in the world for children in need.
We offer a number of desirable career paths for motivated individuals who are attracted to our guest-focused, service-minded, and character-centered culture. Some of our employees have grown up here; their first job was with us. Others have joined our team right out of college, mid-career, or after retirement. What we all have in common is a commitment to our founder Milton Hershey’s legacy of excellence. We invite you to join us in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth.
Check out our employment opportunities online at www.HersheyJobs.com.For more information on job opportunities with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts please contact: 717-520-JOBS (5627) or email us at Jobs@HersheyPA.com.
Our Properties Include:
The Star Pavilian
The Hotel Hershey
The Spa at The Hotel Hershey
Hersheypark Camping Resort
Hershey Country Club
Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Devon Seafood + Steak
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar
Cocoa Beanery, located on Research Boulevard in Hershey, PA