Senior Supervising Corporate Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for oversight of contract renewal processes, transfers, terminations, non-renewals, amendments, performance enhancement plans, payment changes or verification, and other actions and documents, all with input from BDA performance and development teams. Drafting and maintenance of BDA Agreement forms to reflect changes in company directives and changes in law and marketplace, negotiations and drafting relating to BDA contract renewals, transfers, terminations, and various other amendments and contract related matters, and internal and external communications related to same. Supervision of Paralegal, including but not limited to training, coaching, goal setting, oversight of various projects and day-to-day workloads, to maximize the efficiency of the work group and drive results. Discussions with Performance Management and other departments on specific BDA renewals, transfers, performance improvement plans, terminations, non-renewals, amendments, payment changes and other matters. Miscellaneous discussions with internal parties, BDAs, BDA candidates or internal or external parties relating to contract practices and processes, expansion opportunities, other consultations and Q&A. Legal research to ensure compliance of agreements and related actions and enforcement processes with local laws. Various other legal and administrative matters, consultations with internal and external parties on same. JD Required. Admission to at least one state Bar, admission to CT Bar or as authorized house counsel (AHC). 5+ years of experience required. Should be involved in drafting Business Development Agent agreements globally. Must oversee the updating and researching of various country-specific or franchiser-specific versions of such agreements and work on related matters.