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The Senior Corporate Counsel (Operations) is responsible for managing legal matters related to the Company’s business of delivering waste and recycling services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.
Provides legal and professional support related to two or more of the Company’s operational areas on a full range of legal matters, including claims, demands, investigations, litigation, administrative and business law, contracts, market planning and development, employment, environmental, health and safety, real estate, regulatory, and other matters.
Manages outside counsel handling all types of litigation, including development and management of budgets and alternative fee arrangements; provision of guidance on strategy and tactics of defense; and direct involvement in cases, as advisable.
Handle liability and commercial matters, which includes investigating claims; interviewing witnesses; drafting answers; drafting briefs/motions; drafting/responding to discovery; taking/defending depositions; conducting hearings and trial; handling settlement conferences and mediations; and handling appeals.
Provides legal and professional support to Company personnel in the corporate office regarding a range of operational support and related matters.
Reviews, analyzes, and contributes to the negotiation, drafting and modification of various types of contracts and other transactional legal documents.
Drafts and otherwise contributes to reports to the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, senior management, auditors, and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Prepares legal budgets and recommends legal reserves.
Provides training to management and corporate and field personnel.
Assists with policies and procedures relating to Company operations, Legal Department administration, and other matters.
Overnight travel may be required.
The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.
• JD; licensed to practice law and in good standing (required).
• Minimum of six years of experience as a practicing attorney (required).
• Eight or more years of experience performing the types of legal work listed above (preferred).
• Experience working in a large, multi-state corporate or legal environment.
• In-house counsel experience.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes and regulations applicable to publicly-traded organizations.
• Experience advising clients in a unionized environment.
• Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations.
• A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues.
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
• Outstanding organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.
At Republic Services, we’re guided by five essential core values – to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful, and Relentless in all we do, every day. Our highly passionate, professional team is reminded of these principles every time they see the five R’s joined together to form the Republic Services Star. It’s what makes us who we are, reminding us to keep our customers at the heart of... it all.
Republic Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 with a “can do” spirit, driving its dramatic growth and acquisitions through the years, welcoming other organizations that share its values and fiduciary discipline. Today, Republic Services, Inc. is the second largest provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry, as measured by revenue as well as a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RSG).
Through our subsidiaries, we provide non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Our customers come first as we strive to safely and sustainably provide reliable service through 340 collection operations, 201 transfer stations, 193 active landfills, 67 recycling centers, 8 treatment, recovery and disposal facilities, 12 salt water disposal wells, and 69 landfill gas and renewable energy projects across 41 states and Puerto Rico. Republic Services Inc. is a holding company and all operations are conducted by its subsidiaries. Unless the context requires otherwise, all references to “Republic,” “Republic Services,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Republic Services, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.