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Posted May 20th

Corporate Counsel - Contracts

Dallas, Texas


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Posted May 20th

Corporate Counsel - Contracts

Dallas, Texas

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Overview

Provide legal advice and support with respect to a wide variety of legal disciplines and challenges including, but not limited to, negotiation of commercial and non-commercial contracts. Open to flexible work location.

Essential Functions

  • Review, interpret, draft, revise and negotiate commercial contracts and a wide variety of non-commercial contracts, including IT, supply chain, operations, indirect procurement, distribution, consulting and nondisclosure agreements
  • Conduct legal research on various topics including contractual provisions
  • Provide support to other lawyers in the legal department, as needed
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related business areas, keep abreast of relevant legislative changes and provide strategic legal advice to management
  • Anticipate issues, estimate risks strategically and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks

Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited law school 
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one State (preferably Texas)
  • 3-7 years of legal practice experience with a law firm and/or in house legal department
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking English fluently
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and outside counsel and gain their respect
  • Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the legal function or department; ability to provide legal consulting, advice and assistance
  • Knowledge of and ability to read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from both legal and factual information
  • Demonstration of sound business ethics and consistent adherence to, and promotion of, these ethics in all business and personal transactions
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and/or software applications related to job functions
  • Ability to manage deadlines, organize and prioritize work and work with other functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, analytical/problem solving, problem management, presentation development, presentation, and communications skills
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor), or adding machine
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 15lbs
Location
Dallas, Texas