The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
The position of Corporate Counsel will provide legal support across all lines of business enabling profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies and ethics. The candidate's role will incorporate the negotiation and drafting of contracts, including customer and supplier agreements; master supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements; joint development agreements; licensing agreements and employment contracts. In addition, the Corporate Counsel will be responsible for commercial and property insurance matters, working with facility safety personnel with respect to the management of worker’s compensation policies and problem claims. The Corporate Counsel will also with work and coordinate with HR on employee related policies, plans and employee benefit matters.
This position is not limited to a single practice area and will work across the entire organization. This position requires using a combination of business acumen, technical knowledge, and legal skills. This role is critical to the overall success of the company and will report directly to the President of the company.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as business conditions dictate.
Negotiating, writing and executing agreements and contracts on behalf of the company.
Oversight of the company’s intellectual property.
Managing and coordinating with outside counsel and controlling the company’s legal spend.
Advising on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different company activities and transactions.
Providing counsel and advice to company executives on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with State and Federal legal regulations as well as a variety of other legal issues.
Acting as Corporate Secretary on any Board related matters.
Participating in and managing the renewal of the Company’s commercial and property insurance policies and risk management policies.
Providing fiduciary oversight to various company employee and ERISA benefit plans.
Providing labor and employee relations guidance in conjunction with outside counsel, as needed, including oversight on collective bargaining agreements.
Researching and anticipating unique legal issues that could potentially impact the company.
Reviewing all advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Juris Doctor Degree
Admission to the applicable State Bar Association.
A minimum of 5+ years’ experience as an in-house counsel, being well versed on contracts and negotiations.
Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner; must work well with minimal supervision and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written. Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across all businesses within the organization
Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties.
Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to businesses.
Proficient with Microsoft Office platform.
WORK ENVIRONMENT / CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to work flexible hours/work schedule, including weekends when required.
Moderate Domestic and some international travel required.
About Premier Magnesia
Premier Magnesia, LLC is a global market leader in magnesia-based products and solutions for dozens of applications ranging from agricultural to industrial and environmental markets. We are one of the world's principal manufacturers and suppliers of high purity calcined magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide products. For over 50 years, the Company and its predecessors have owned and operated a magnesia mine and processing plant located in Gabbs, Nevada that will continue to offer the only domestically-mined source of magnesia ore in the United States well into the future.
Our Giles Chemical Division is the largest producer of magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom Salt, in North America. Premier Magnesia and Giles Chemical are your essential magnesia mineral source, assuring consistent quality, technical expertise, and long term reliable supply
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