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Are you seeking an entrepreneurial, empowering workplace that allows you to:
• Develop a career track • Leverage your current skills while developing new skills • Work with an incredible team of people
Sunbelt Rentals--the fastest growing rental business in North America--is seeking a Associate Counsel. As an Associate Counsel, will be responsible for assistance with legal and compliance functions identified below in addition to providing assistance to other departments.
Goals and Objectives:
Provide legal support and advice as part of a small in house legal team. While primary responsibilities will include dispute resolution, litigation management and compliance, position will involve diverse responsibilities and direct interaction with personnel at all levels of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Dispute Resolution and Risk Management
Manage and resolve customer, supplier and third party disputes, including drafting settlement agreements, prior to hiring outside counsel, if possible.
Update procedures and strategies based upon lessons learned, with a goal of both reducing disputes as well as the cost of dispute resolution.
Work with other departments and personnel to assist with various litigation matters, including supervising outside counsel, track deadlines, prepare responsive documents.
Develop litigation management strategies, processes and templates, relating to budgeting, legal spend analysis, ediscovery, and mitigation measures to reduce litigation risk.
Manage Compliance Team with responding to third party subpoenas, performing internal investigations, negotiation with insurance agents, resolving property damage claims, intercompany arbitration, and customer and vendor audits.
Manage small IP portfolio.
Legal Team Projects.
Liaisons – Assigned as lead liaison to certain business departments to provide guidance, including marketing and IT.
Projects - Project management of various initiatives as directed by General Counsel.
Documentation - Maintain documents, forms and policies, including annual reviews. Organize and manage corporate information databases relating to legal and compliance matters.
Corporate Governance - Assist in fulfilling corporate secretary duties, including maintaining business records, and coordination of approvals of corporate documentation (i.e. corporate signatures, responding to auditors, annual reports etc.).
Other. All other duties assigned by General Counsel.
6+ plus years legal experience. JD from an ABA accredited school and active admittance to practice in any state. Ability to obtain limited license to practice in South Carolina.
At least 2 years in-house counsel experience strongly preferred.
Experience with construction matters and insurance claims.
Intent for position to work independently, but initially working closely with General Counsel to transfer knowledge about Sunbelt processes and procedures.
In-house business experience, working in a high-pressure environment that requires multi-tasking, prioritizing and flexibility.
Excellent verbal, written, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills required to complete numerous projects concurrently. Ability to make decisions and articulate reasoning. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, ability to maintain confidentiality and enjoy working in a team environment.
Outstanding people skills, including working with both legal and non-legal team members. Ability to translate legal verbiage into common understandable terms for the internal clients, external partners and customers.
Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint and Access.
Occasional travel may be required.
About Sunbelt Rentals
Join Our Team!
Sunbelt Rentals strives to be the customer's first choice in the equipment rental industry. From pumps to scaffolding to general construction tools, we aim to be the only call needed to outfit a job site with the proper equipment. Not only do we offer a vast fleet that ranks among the best in the industry, we pair it all with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our employees are our greatest asset, and although we present a comprehensive equipment offering, our expertise and service are what truly distinguish us from the competition. We pride ourselves on investing in our workforce and offer competitive benefits, as well as extensive on-the-job training for all eligible employees.
Sunbelt Rentals was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC (near Charlotte, NC), with a network of more than 750 branches throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a highly successful national company, we are constantly looking for talented individuals to support our growth. If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career, we invite you to review our opportunities!