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Associate Corporate Attorney
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Associate Corporate Attorney The candidate will be responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, and handling day-to-day Company legal matters. Transactional work will include review, negotiation and drafting a wide range of document associated with commercial transactions, including agreements with vendors and customers. Responsibilities will include providing legal advice in other substantive areas common to a large food manufacturer, including, but not limited to: compliance, intellectual property, employment, bankruptcy, real estate and litigation matters. The successful candidate will be able to understand the Company's business thoroughly and provide practical legal solutions in furtherance of corporate goals. Provide analysis and counsel on legal policy and regulatory issues to propose new products, protect intellectual property, financial offerings and structuring, securities offerings, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) transactions, nondisclosure agreements, outsourcing agreements, mergers and acquisitions and business strategic planning. Oversee the Legal Department's role in the Company Supplier Qualification Process, including but not limited to reviewing and negotiating procurement contracts and supplier insurance requirements. Provide legal counsel to the Company or its officials in various legal proceedings on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits as well as federal, state and local government inquiries. Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company. Develop and recommend company and operating policy, procedural improvements and position on legal issues. Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues and provide advice on day-to-day Company legal issues. Prepare legal pleadings, motions, discovery and stipulations. Write, review and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles and other documents. Perform other duties or special projects as assigned. J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and good standing member of state bar (Illinois preferred). Two (2) to four (4) years experience in the foregoing functional areas at a law firm or prior in-house position, preferably with prior experience handling insurance disputes, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, litigation and/or intellectual property matters. Sound business judgment and strategic thinking ability with the flexibility to work on a variety of projects simultaneously and under deadline pressures independently or as part of a team. Excellent communication, business writing and organizational skills and general knowledge of Adobe applications, Microsoft Office, Excel and legal research services.
 
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