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Corporate Counsel The candidate will perform a wide variety of functions related to the legal affairs of the Group and its five divisions, as well as affiliated companies in which the company holds an interest. Will provide positive leadership and constructive and practical counseling for the Group and its five divisions. Work closely with business units in preparing complex legal documents, including contracts, licenses, corporate documents, RFPs, letters, etc. Consistently anticipate, provide timely evaluation, propose mitigation strategies for and advise management of potential risk in contractual, regulatory, compliance, and legal areas. Review contracts (examples: services agreements, purchase/sale of businesses, MOUs, letters of intent, transportation agreements of all kinds, and lease agreements) for legal issues and insurance coverage points. Assist in the development of tariffs, transportation agreements, bills of lading, and other forms of contracts that protect the Company; work with business units re modification of forms requested by customers/suppliers. Supervise outside counsel representing the Company in prosecution or defense of the Company in anticipation of or in litigation. Develop, implement, improve and review legal and compliance processes, procedures and training. Keep abreast of industry developments by reviewing trade journals and publications and by attendance at seminars and conventions. Assist the business units in ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations affecting their operations. Ensure the General Counsel is fully briefed on legal issues affecting the company.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree and active membership in the State Bar of California. Must have 10+ years of commercial law experience at a premier law firm and/or corporate legal department. Should have experience in union labor negotiations, issues, and arbitrations. Experience with human resources issues, including benefits issues a plus. Should have ability to handle a broad range of general legal matters and work effectively with all levels of business unit personnel in a fast-paced environment
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