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Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Affairs and Litigation
Welk Resort Group, Inc. (Welk) is searching for a Senior Corporate Counsel to be located at its corporate headquarters in San Marcos, California (North San Diego County).
Welk is a luxury, vacation ownership company that was founded in 1964, by famous band leader and television celebrity Lawrence Welk. Welk is an employee- and family-owned company, which currently operates resorts in the following areas: San Diego CA, Palm Springs CA, Lake Tahoe CA, Breckenridge CO, Branson MO, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Welk also develops commercial resort properties, makes acquisitions, markets and sells vacation ownership/travel products and services, manages resorts, provides financing, and offers an online discount travel platform.
Position: Welk is seeking an experienced, business-oriented litigation attorney to join its in-house legal team. This attorney will oversee all of the company’s litigation, including but not limited to defending against all consumer and employee claims; managing business litigation of all types; managing outside counsel and overseeing litigation budgets; responding to third-party subpoenas; managing document collections and discovery; working with insurance carriers; reporting to executives on litigation trends, costs, and outcomes; and overseeing the Company’s Risk Management team as well as in-house employment counsel.
Must be a strong team player, have a “can-do,” service-oriented attitude, utmost discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality, and a great sense of humor. Other duties as assigned, some travel required.
6-10 years of commercial or business litigation experience at a large law firm.
Experience managing, defending, and pursuing sophisticated litigation, including class actions.
Outstanding legal researcher, with strong (practical) writing and analytical skills.
Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to handle heavy workload and pivoting priorities according to business needs.
Self-starter who demonstrates superior interpersonal skills, ownership/accountability for projects, and enjoys working across departments.
JD from a top tier law school; MBA a plus.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
California bar admission.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package, other benefits include ESOP, 401k, health, dental, vision, pet insurance and other benefits.
Relocation: Local candidates preferred.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: [email@example.com]
Additional Salary Information: plus bonus
About Welk Resorts
Welk Resort Group, Inc. (WRG) is a premier provider of points-based, luxury, vacation ownership products and services. Founded in 1964, by famous band leader and television celebrity Lawrence Welk, WRG currently operates six vacation resorts in five areas: San Diego CA, Palm Springs CA, Lake Tahoe CA, Branson MO, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. WRG also develops commercial resort properties, makes acquisitions, markets and sells vacation ownership/travel products and services, manages resorts, provides purchase financing, and offers an online discount travel platform (http://welkresorts.com).
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