General Counsel Job Description
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We are seeking a proactive and experienced General Counsel to manage all legal matters and risks. The General Counsel will primarily be responsible to examine and drafting business agreements and contracts with customers, vendors, and other outside parties, managing copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, insurance matters, and employee relations. The General Counsel will ensure legal compliance regarding Government Contracting, support mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, employee safety and data protection programs, and corporate governance and establish the prudence of defending and prosecuting lawsuits. To ensure success the General Counsel needs to have sound knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the ability to make prudent legal decisions. Top candidates will be team players with outstanding advocacy and people skills.
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We are searching for a General Counsel who is excited to apply their knowledge in the areas of real estate development, construction, senior housing management, and business law to assist our growing company.
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As General Counsel you will be a strong legal and compliance generalist with specific state law experience and sound knowledge of personal data requests standards, law enforcement, consumer protection, and data protection laws. The main purpose of the role is to lead the legal and compliance function globally, to ensure that the Company adheres to all legal, and regulatory requirements and best practices. You will be responsible for enforcing policies and regulations in all aspects and levels across the Company as well as providing guidance on legal and compliance matters
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The General Counsel is a Director-level attorney position primarily responsible for providing daily legal support for individual Employment Law related matters while advising various business units and allied businesses regarding the interaction between strategic plans for the business and Employment Law requirements. The General Counsel will be responsible for maintaining expertise in this area of law and making broad connections concerning the impacts on the business regarding changes in the legal landscape while also driving to completion of projects designed to minimize enterprise risk while increasing employee effectiveness.
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As a General Counsel, you be responsible for providing day-to-day guidance on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies. This role will effectively make recommendations on direction and issue resolutions and implementation of process improvements, policies, and procedures.
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The primary purpose of this role is to identify legal risks and execute a mitigation plan by understanding legal issues and translating them into easily understood and practical legal advice and counsel to the applicable client groups. This includes responsibility for managing, negotiating, drafting, and overseeing a variety of complex and cutting-edge commercial and technology matters and agreements. The position will: review, draft, negotiate and provide business-focused legal advice concerning digital and technology transactions (SaaS, software license, and software/application development agreements); establish and update digital and technology agreement forms; conduct legal research; provide legal advice on routine issues impacting the business; and analyze and summarize routine legal documents. The General Counsel manages and supports client groups by providing practical legal advice and recommendations on day-to-day legal issues, enabling the client to meet its business objectives consistent with the Company's risk tolerance. The ideal candidate is a business-minded commercial attorney who understands business objectives and helps balance legal risks under tight deadlines. This person is also a creative problem-solver with a great attitude and a collaborative team player.
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A General Counsel works independently to provide legal advice to the Company and its subsidiaries on a variety of complex legal issues. Facilitate projects with strategic impact.
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The General Counsel will be a key member of the regional leadership team who will have a significate impact on business strategy. The successful incumbent will ensure the company operates within the law at all times, offer counsel on legal issues, serve as an effective guardian of the organization, and facilitate business development.
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The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice for the Board, Executive Director, and other Board staff. We are looking for an individual that is highly motivated and organized with the enthusiasm to learn and adapt quickly.
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We are looking for a General Counsel to join our team.
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Frequently asked questions
What are the skills of a general counsel?
A general counsel (GC) is a top-level corporate attorney responsible for managing all legal affairs and advising the company's management on legal matters. The following are some of the skills and daily duties of a general counsel:
Skills of a General Counsel:
Legal Expertise: A general counsel must have a deep understanding of the law and the legal system, including corporate law, employment law, contract law, intellectual property law, and regulatory law.
Business Acumen: A general counsel must have a keen understanding of the business, its strategy, and its industry, to provide practical legal advice that aligns with the company's objectives.
Communication: A general counsel must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to explain complex legal concepts and advice to non-lawyers, and to negotiate effectively with other lawyers and external stakeholders.
Strategic Thinking: A general counsel must be able to think strategically and anticipate legal issues that could arise in the future, and devise proactive strategies to mitigate those risks.
Leadership: A general counsel must have strong leadership skills, to manage a team of lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals, and to advise senior executives and board members.
What are the daily duties of a general counsel?
Daily Duties of a General Counsel:
Legal Advice: A general counsel provides legal advice to the company's management and employees on a broad range of legal issues, including corporate governance, employment law, contracts, and intellectual property.
Risk Management: A general counsel must identify and manage legal risks faced by the company, and devise strategies to mitigate those risks.
Compliance: A general counsel must ensure that the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and establish compliance policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance.
Contract Negotiation: A general counsel negotiates and drafts contracts on behalf of the company, including employment contracts, vendor agreements, and customer contracts.
Litigation Management: A general counsel manages the company's litigation portfolio, including overseeing outside counsel, managing legal disputes, and ensuring the company is protected in legal proceedings.
Corporate Governance: A general counsel advises the board of directors and senior executives on corporate governance matters, including board procedures, regulatory compliance, and ethical considerations.
Mergers and Acquisitions: A general counsel manages the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, contract negotiation, and integration planning.