General Counsel

Spokane, WA
Full Time
01-12-2019
Job #: GENER01226 Exp.: 5 - 10 Years
Description:
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work cross-functionally to identify risks and provide strategic, practical and creative legal and business advice.
  • Participates in defining, developing and improving corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions.
  • Judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted.
  • Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
  • Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
  • Develop training and framework for employees to handle legal situations.

Qualifications:
  • Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from an accredited law school with a national reputation and membership in one state bar is required.
  • Preferably five to ten years’ experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent law firm before moving to an in-house position.
  • Experience working on a wide array of business matters from corporate structuring, drafting contracts and agreements, review and negotiation of contracts and agreements, employment issues, litigation management, deposition preparation.
  • Exposure to mergers and acquisitions
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. It's not just about being able to understand complex legal issues, but about sharing them in a simple, elegant, persuasive way.

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