The Associate Corporate Counsel will provide legal support on a range of transactions for a variety of internal business groups within Plastpro and serve as a member of the corporate legal department, and collaborate with and support our management team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Lead nationwide management group in ensuring regulatory safety compliance.
- Review, negotiate, draft and revise a variety of commercial contracts from the myriad of vendors and suppliers including service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, procurement agreements, etc. and real property transactions including leases.
- Manage and settle disputes related to personal injury, and other minor tort claims and contract disputes.
- Manage in-take of contract requests and conduct internal client interviews related to contracts and other legal projects to understand issues and then advise clients as to best practices in addressing such issues and conducting the transactions at hand.
- Develop and maintain strong business relationships as a key relationship manager for the corporate legal department among the various internal business groups requiring legal support.
- Ensure the legal department staff is kept apprised of material developments and matters on a timely basis exercising sound business and legal judgment to enable General Counsel to discharge their duties and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate leadership and team-working skills in support of a collaborative environment.
- Organize, direct and provide legal support in specified areas under the direction of the senior corporate attorneys.
- Complete assignments by management.
- Exercise discretion and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Performs other job related duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
This position requires a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school, passing of the California State Bar Examination, and at least three (3) years’ experience including direct support of senior executives.
Possess intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). internet/Intranet experience required, with the ability to navigate Lexis and Westlaw legal research databases.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as commercial contracts, vendor / supplier agreements, non-disclosure agreements, procurement agreements and leases; ability to write legal reports and correspondence; ability to effectively present information and persuade a wide range of audiences.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form. Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to proactively anticipate requirements and potential challenges. Ability to effectively research and analyze legal information, including locating legal authority, and reading and comprehending regulations, statutes and court decisions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.