Corporate Attorney

Valmont   •  

Omaha, NE

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 71 days ago

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A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is responsible for providing legal counsel to the company on a wide range of legal issues. Manages and advises member of a specific management team on specific legal specialization. Has a wide range of legal knowledge and possesses the ability to assist in the managing of company affairs; with a focus on contracts and regulatory compliance. The position will work closely with legal, senior management, outside legal counsel and employees at all levels.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Chief Compliance and Legal Officer
  • Consulting with management, commercial advisors, tax experts, accountants and marketing staff
  • Meeting with clients to provide counsel on compliance matters and to discuss current legal issues within the company
  • Coordinating and managing outside counsel and litigation to ensure effectiveness and alignment of outside counsel with company objectives
  • Advising on employment matters and providing proactive guidance for compliance
  • Overseeing compliance and corporate governance issues
  • Drafting and negotiating company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal documents
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place
  • Developing the organization’s policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs
  • Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing a brief for submission to a supervising attorney or executive of the organization
  • Appearing in a court of law, arbitration or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the company and presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body
  • Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents including contracts; making suggestions for alterations of those documents
  • Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Developing and communicating policies and procedures for the company’s standard of legal and ethical conduct
  • Providing reports on a regular basis to keep the board and senior management informed of the progress and status of the compliance program, and advising them of new developments in ethics and regulatory compliance
  • Coordinating with the human resources department to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees and ongoing training for existing staff
  • This role requires up to 10% travel, including overnight stays