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Summary: The Corporate Counsel will act as a true business partner to the Company’s operations, actively supporting various legal needs of the Company under the supervision of the General Counsel. The position will be based in the Company’s Houston office.
Take an active role in coordinating with the Canadian business units, at all levels to provide risk management analysis and support.
Responsibilities will include transactional work, including drafting and managing correspondence, change order requests, demand letters and the like, for all customer disputes and litigation when necessary.
Provide guidance and back-up/overflow resources, as necessary, to the Legal Department’s Contract Administrators.
Oversee subpoena response efforts.
Manage legal aspect of collection matters, including document management and lien filings.
Provide assistance for customer bankruptcies, including preliminary assessment of amounts due, potential preference claims and proof of claim submissions.
Provide guidance and investigation support to Human Resources on employee issues as necessary, including merit and union shops.
Assist with legal training for on-site operations personnel and contract cycle management.
Perform any other related functions as necessary to fulfill the above requirements or at the direction of Supervisor.
Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will meet the requirements listed below, which are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Customer service oriented, team player and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
Previous in-house and law firm experience required.
Employment litigation or construction litigation experience required.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited and well-respected institute; admission in good standing to the Texas bar.
5- 10 years legal experience; compensation commensurate.
Strong initiative as well as excellent management, teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions to problems.
Desire to learn the business and understand market, as well as internal drivers; ability to quickly assess risk and provide meaningful business-savvy guidance.
Ability to quickly triage, separating the mission-critical from the nice to dos and trivials and focusing on the matters that add the most value and risk mitigation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and acute attention to detail.
Easy to approach; builds trust and rapport.
Some travel will be required.
About The Brock Group
About Brock: Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Brock Group (“Brock”) is a privately-owned, provider of industrial specialty services. Brock has locations throughout the United States and Canada. The foundation of the Company’s success is its long-term relationships with clients, formed in a work environment that includes maintenance activities, turnarounds, emergency work, capital expansion and short-term duration projects.