Staff Attorney

Chicago, IL
Full Time
03-20-2019
Job #: 14722BR Exp.: 3+ Years
Description:
focuses on representing the Firm in connection with a variety of contractual matters, including providing assistance to partners and other internal clients on the Firm’s client engagement letters, access letters, non-disclosure agreements, business associate agreements, and other commercial, vendor and client-facing agreements. The Staff Attorney may be expected to work with client’s counsel and procurement departments in handling contractual dispute resolution. Candidates seeking a non-traditional or flexible work schedule may be considered pursuant to the Firm’s flexibility strategy.

Qualifications
Education:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree (required.

Experience:
The candidate should have the following background and attributes:
  • Proven record of professional excellence and achievement with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney in good standing at a law firm or as an in-house corporate attorney required
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on a variety of contracts, including with clients, vendors and other third parties strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated record of excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or as a team member required
  • Experience working effectively within a demanding, deadline-driven environment required

License/Certifications:
  • Member of a Bar in Good Standing required.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated record of providing substantive/technical legal advice and support to clients;
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively to completion;
  • Positive client-service attitude;
  • Detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills;
  • Exercises good judgment;
  • Ability to issue spot and summarize key points succinctly;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive;
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of information;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.

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