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.
Under the guidance of a Senior Corporate Counsel, Marketing & Commercial, and General Counsel, Marketing, Commercial, & Technology, provides legal counsel and support to the commercial and marketing teams at IHG Hotels & Resorts. Primary responsibilities will be in supporting sales, distribution, revenue management, and loyalty and partnerships teams, as well as negotiating sales agreements and other commercial contracts, providing counsel on advertising and marketing including privacy, consents, disclosures, promotions, and loyalty programs.
Key Accountabilities –
Provide counsel, develop strategic direction and alternatives on relevant legal matters; draft, negotiate and review/modify legal documents to meet Company objectives; train and educate employees as preventative legal measures.
Develop and maintain a strong working relationship in all client areas and become a trusted advisor in assessing risk, evaluating the legal impact of various corporate or department strategies, determining alternatives based on business and legal considerations and the relevant environment.
Utilize outside counsel and other external resources as appropriate to ensure the Company is represented in a cost efficient and effective manner. Develop strategic direction and alternatives on legal matters. Provide status reports on pending legal matters, advice in course of action for department/division legal issues, and identify, review and understand internal files and documents.
Direct and oversee internal and external team members to ensure performance is measured and communicated, administrative matters are completed timely, internal and external budgets are developed, monitored and met, and profit and loss statements and other tracking tools are reviewed and utilized to measure performance on an ongoing basis.
Draft, negotiate and review/modify legal documents to meet Company standards/objectives.
Counsel department or division management on relevant legal issues. Develop and maintain a good working relationship in all client areas. Assist management in evaluating the legal impact of various corporate or department strategies, determining alternatives based on business and legal considerations and the relevant environment.
Represent and support department or division management in dealings with external parties.
Coordinate and work with other areas of Legal Department on related matters to ensure efficient resolution of issues.
Train and educate employees on germane legal matters as preventive legal measures. Manage and work with outside counsel and counsel for outside parties as appropriate to ensure Company is represented effectively and efficiently
If applicable, coach and develop team members; hire, fire, assess, discipline, document performance, recommend salary and classification changes. Act as advisor to staff to help meet established schedules and/or resolve technical or operational problems
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Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree. Member of the Georgia State Bar in good standing
3+ years post qualification and progressive work-related experience in the practice of law with expertise in designated area(s) of responsibility
Technical Skills & Knowledge –
Demonstrated analytical, research, and presentation skills, with ability to speak extemporaneously.
Demonstrated ability to draft a variety of legal documents.
Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.
Demonstrated experience in leading, advising and developing people.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, outside counsel, vendors and other third parties, senior management and staff.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: R185248
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