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Posted July 1st

Senior Counsel, Corporate

Los Angeles, California


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The Wonderful Company

Industry

Importer, Retailer, Production and Manufacturing, and Supplier

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Posted July 1st

Senior Counsel, Corporate

Los Angeles, California

Function

Legal

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Job Description

  • Act as lead lawyer on a wide variety of complex business transactions involving both domestic and international issues including M&A, financings, joint ventures, capital projects and general commercial transactions
  • Develop deep relationships with our business teams to understand their operations and goals and provide excellent legal advice with a business-minded, solution-oriented approach
  • Manage all aspects of corporate transactions from the initial stages of the deal through post-closing integration, including structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating agreements, running due diligence, and managing teams of attorneys, paralegals and business people
  • Negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, equipment purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, financing documents, distribution agreements, license agreements, service agreements, supply agreements, sponsorship agreements, partnership agreements, transportation agreements and many more
  • Structure and document new agreements and relationships with strategic partners
  • "Own" projects - ask questions, take responsibility, think outside the box and make risk-appropriate judgment calls with limited supervision
  • Manage, train and develop other lawyers and staff with intentionality and thoughtfulness
  • Proactively identify, and actively participate in improving, inefficiencies or waste within the department and across our businesses

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of broad-based complex corporate transactional experience, including significant experience practicing corporate law in a top-tier law firm
  • Demonstrated ability to run complex M&A transactions as the lead attorney is strongly preferred
  • Experience working as a lead attorney on large and small projects including managing other lawyers
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex deal documents (background with foreign transactions is a plus)
  • Ability to make judgment calls based on varying risk tolerances and provide succinct, business-minded legal advice to business unit executives
  • Team player - willing to stretch to take on new responsibilities and roll up your sleeves to pitch in where needed
  • Kind, respectful and collaborative with everyone across all levels of the organization; looking for a collegial environment where colleagues leave their doors open and stop by to chat about weekend plans
  • Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written skills required
  • JD from top tier law school
  • Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California or registered as in-house counsel
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Hybrid work schedule: Monday to Wednesday in office; Thursday and Friday work from home
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving ( wonderfulgiving.com ) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health

Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company's 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company's market share: Wonderful Pistachios® is America's No. 1 tree nut and America's fastest-growing snack; Wonderful® Halos® is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful® is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI® Water is America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN® Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora® is the world's leading floral delivery service.

The Wonderful Company's connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California's Central Valley.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit www.wonderful.com , or follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit www.wonderful.com/csr .

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Location
Los Angeles, California