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Negotiate contractual matters in core business areas; provide practical advice regarding legal and business risks and opportunities, and assist in guiding future growth initiatives.
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Negotiate and draft business contracts, including franchise, procurement, marketing, operations, facilities, IT, accounting, and technology.
Serve as subject-matter expert on data privacy matters, helping to ensure corporate and vendor compliance with data privacy law.
Manage portfolio of trademarks.
Supervise Licensing Paralegal.
Assist litigation counsel in managing patent, trademark and contractual litigation matters, including preparing document productions and responding to discovery requests.
Monitor state and local regulations affecting the restaurant industry and advise regarding compliance efforts, including, but not limited to, alcohol sales, packaging, and menu regulations.
Assist in drafting and negotiating real estate leases.
Education, Training, and Work Experience
Juris Doctor (J.D.) from ABA accredited law school, superior academic credentials.
Member in good standing of at least one State Bar (California preferred) and eligible to become certified as an authorized Counsel in California.
Working knowledge of data privacy regulations. (Experience with California Consumer Privacy Act and other state and federal privacy laws strongly preferred.)
5+ years of legal experience (large law firm or in-house experience strongly preferred).
Experience in advising retail and/or restaurant clients strongly preferred.
Experience in reviewing/drafting contracts required; experience in drafting franchise contracts and/or leases preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to all levels of management, staff, outside counsel, and business partners.
Demonstrated understanding of business risks and opportunities in negotiation of contracts.
Approaches obstacles proactively and looks for creative solutions to further business needs.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment and a strong dedication to providing prompt, excellent client service to internal and external partners.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple simultaneous projects with minimal supervision.
Analytical ability and strong attention to detail.
Upholds and furthers California Pizza Kitchen’s culture and values.
About California Pizza Kitchen
In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 13 countries and U.S. territories. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country.