Corporate Attorney

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Dearborn, MI

Industry: Business Services

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5 - 7 years

Posted 362 days ago

Summary

The Corporate Attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to the company with respect to commercial and regulatory matters. This role will lead legal issues related to general commercial contracts and support a variety of functions with regulatory compliance, litigation, trademarks and other related activities. The Corporate Attorney will interact with and influence internal associates, vendors, and members of the business community.

Responsibilities

  • Advise the business on legal implications of regulations, as they pertain to Carhartt
  • Provide counsel on general commercial and contract matters, including complex vendor, customer and employment contracts
  • Ensure company policies, procedures, agreements and practices comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Perform general legal research, review and counsel for projects and strategic initiatives
  • Provide review and counsel on real property purchase, sale and leasing transactions
  • Support intellectual property and trademark protection processes
  • Support the company’s approach toward litigation and other proceedings to which the company is a party or potentially a party
  • Foster effective relationships with external providers of legal services on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Director of Legal & Compliance on enterprise risk management
  • Review and interpret legislation and provide advice and guidance on the impact to the business to leadership
  • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the Company
  • Partner with the business to recommend company policy and position on legal issues including determination of training needs relating to legal compliance

Education

  • Bachelor's DegreeRequired
  • Juris Doctorate

Required Skills and Experience

  • Admission in good standing to the State Bar required
  • 7 years of corporate and/or professional lawexperiencerequired
  • Experience with contracts, including retail real estate transaction and leases, required
  • Experience with establishing regulatory compliance requirements across an organization preferred
  • Experience with intellectual property protection, including patents, preferred
  • Exposure to international manufacturing and supply chain preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws
  • Knowledge of anti-trust, price discrimination and unfair competition issues beneficial
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to new demands and challenges
  • Decisive, resourceful, strong decision maker with strong negotiation skills
  • Highly collaborative with internal and external stakeholders and partners with the ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills
  • Confident and comfortable communicating to leaders, peers and associates
  • Ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
  • Travel (10%)
  • Passport or Visa Required
  • Tobacco Free

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