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Counsel, Corporate Transactions

Annapolis MD Counsel, Corporate Transactions Duties: The candidate will serve as a legal subject matter expert on strategic corporate and M&A transactions, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transaction documents. Lead legal due diligence activities and advise on structuring, antitrust and other compliance matters. Partner with cross-functional teams to support corporate development initiatives, transactions, and integrations. Draft and negotiate contracts, including confidentiality, vendor, and partnership agreements. Coordinate and oversee the work of external counsel. Assist with the Company's securities offerings and financial transactions. Support the treasury function, including advising on compliance with debt covenants. Support the corporate secretarial function, including assisting with the preparation of board and committee materials. Assist with regulatory and compliance matters, including developing, implementing, and leading training on policies. Stay current on trends, legal developments, and best practices. Work on other corporate transactional and governance matters, as needed.

Required Qualifications: A J.D. degree from a top-tier law school in the United States and licensed to practice law in good standing in at least one state in the United States. Should have 5 years of experience in M&A, transactional, and/or capital markets practice. Prior experience working as a corporate transactional attorney at a reputable law firm or in an in-house corporate legal department at a public or late-stage private company. Excellent academic credentials. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working at or advising on corporate transactions for technology companies. Experience supporting corporate finance activities. Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to navigate, complex legal and regulatory compliance issues, including securities laws. Team player who is also able to self-start and work independently. Deal/negotiation experience is essential. Positive, problem-solving, business-focused attitude with good judgment and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, on schedule, and without compromising ethics or integrity. Track record of establishing strong working relationships with internal/external business clients, including senior leaders, and within the legal department. Excellent organizational, project management, problem-solving and communication skills, with strong attention to detail. The high degree of professionalism and discretion in handling confidential legal matters.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2022-05-20

Corporate Counsel, Securities And Corporate Governance

Gaithersburg MD Corporate Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance The candidate will lead the preparation and contribution of various periodic report filings pursuant to the 34 Act, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings. Lead the preparation and coordination of 33 Act filings, including registration statements. Advice on ESG, corporate governance best practices, and corporate law. Manage global subsidiary governance and licensing functions. Advice on investor relations and external communications matters, including reviewing press releases, earnings announcements and scripts, investor presentations and communications, and other key marketing materials. Prepare materials for consideration by the Board and its Committees. Should have a J.D. from a U.S. accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. Should have 5+ years of relevant experience. Experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry a plus. Corporate governance experience at a high-growth public company a plus. Need for accuracy and effective problem-solving approach as well as speediness in a collaborative and time-sensitive culture. Self-starter who shows project ownership and enjoys working across departments. Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2022-05-16

Vp, Corporate Counsel, Individual Life & Enabling Solutions

Bethesda MD VP, Corporate Counsel, Individual Life & Enabling Solutions Duties: A key member of a high performing, highly collaborative legal team that is responsible for managing a wide array of legal matters that arise in connection with the operational aspects of the manufacture, distribution, and administration of individual life and annuity products sold by Prudential's businesses, supporting Prudential's transformation to modernize customer service, including enhancement of digital capabilities, and optimization of outsourcing and third party administration relationships, and cross-business or business unit-specific initiatives and special projects. Providing legal and regulatory advice to Prudential's businesses in the ongoing administration, servicing and management of individual life and annuity products, including advice related to oversight and monitoring of vendor activities/relationships, electronic business platforms/interfaces and representation in associated cross-business regulatory inquiries and corporate initiatives. Interfacing with law, compliance and other control teams for other domestic business units supported by the service organization to maximize efficiencies, develop cross-business best practices and facilitate resolution of issues. Coordinating with applicable stakeholders to provide legal analysis and advice in connection with new and existing laws, the development/enhancement of processes and procedures, and regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. Coordinating and providing legal analysis and advice relative to enterprise initiatives. Reviewing and drafting contracts, memoranda and other documentation relating to the administration and servicing of insurance products, related business groups, vendors and distributing partners. Reviewing and providing advice on communications to customers and distribution partners as related to state regulatory, operational and administrative aspects of the businesses. Assisting in the creation and introduction of new products, as well as modifications to existing products and services relative to state regulatory, operational and administrative aspects. Keeping senior business management and other personnel apprised of pertinent legal and regulatory developments. Performing special projects as assigned by senior Law department management.

Qualifications: Ability to work independently on complex issues and adapt quickly to address the needs of business clients in a highly scrutinized and constantly evolving regulatory environment in a collaborative and risk appropriate manner. Must have 6-10+ years of sophisticated corporate, law firm, in-house and/or regulatory legal experience. Prior experience involving state insurance and other laws and regulations applicable to or litigation involving annuities and/or life insurance or other retail financial service companies or products, e-commerce, outsourcing and third-party administrators, FINRA rules, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and/or the Securities Act of 1934 will be favorably considered but not required. Relationship Building and Interpersonal Skills: able to build solid and constructive relationships with key stakeholders at all levels across the organization, including senior executives, peers, and colleagues; successfully operates across cultures, complex organizational structures, and multi-functional teams to drive alignment and achieve goals; demonstrates strong executive presence with excellent consultative skills. Business and Financial Acumen: able to understand the strategic business and financial needs of the company including knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting the business and organization; understands the needs of customers, the broader marketplace and how to leverage business insights to drive outcomes. Seeks to understand the trends impacting customers, competition, and marketplace. Is personally and emotionally invested in understanding the customers' needs and feelings. Takes a broad view of the environment to identify opportunities. Is recognized as a thought leader. Possesses an innovative, insightful mindset with a willingness to learn as well as challenge the status quo; proven ability to prioritize, adapt and execute proactively and successfully. Uses rigorous logic to analyze and understand why problems occur; leverages innovative thinking to assist the business in generating and implementing creative, cost effective and realistic solutions that create business impact. Leverages a combination of strong verbal and written communication skills, highly developed emotional intelligence, savvy navigation of complex business structures, well developed executive presence and data fluency to drive decision-making; gains support and commitment from others; mobilizes people to action. Focuses on creating an environment of honesty, inclusion and respect for others; openness to and champions differing ideas and perspectives; collaborates in a fully inclusive manner. Consciously works to understand change and people impact; embraces and leads through transformational change; desires to ensure associate engagement and stability in teams. Coordinates with key stakeholders to achieve risk smart operations solutions.
Legal 6 - 10 Full-time 2022-05-02

Senior Legal Counsel, Employment

Baltimore MD Senior Legal Counsel, Employment The candidate will provide advice on a wide variety of general employment law matters. Will report to the Assistant General Counsel & Director, Global Employment and be a key member of the Employment team within the Legal Department's Global Ethics, Compliance and Risk team. Provide practical legal counsel to Human Resources and other internal stakeholders and interface with outside counsel with regard to general employment law matters. Counsel internal clients on various day-to-day employment matters, including reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, fair pay, and wage and hour issues. Advise on employee compensation and benefit matters including compensation plans. Respond to claims and demand letters. Advise on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other workplace investigations. Research and advise on legislative trends in harassment prevention and other areas. Work with Human Resources to review, create, and enhance training programs. Provide thought leadership and support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Develop, revise and implement employment-related policies and stay atop of industry developments to help the company be best in class. Develop and update policies, plan documentation and communications relating to the company's compensation and employee health and welfare plans and programs and related initiatives. Negotiate and document employment, retention and separation agreements and restrictive covenants of varying complexity. Manage employment related litigation and coordinate external counsel as needed. Provide legal counsel and support with HR-related elements of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including due diligence, especially with regard to employee benefits, compensation plans and other qualified and non-qualified plan issues. Negotiate/Draft employment-related reps and covenants in M&A deals. Interface with outside M&A and employment counsel on M&A transactions and pre / post-close implementation.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from a US accredited law school and be a member in good standing of at least one State Bar association. Must have 10+ years of experience with 6+ years in risk mitigation related to key employee life-cycle events (hiring, retention and terminations) with preference given to in-house experience with a public international company. Mix of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred. Experience with employment related issues in M&A and corporate transactions is desired. Strong drafting and negotiations skills are needed. Occasional travel is required. Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions is an asset. Should ideally be interested in technology, computers, and software.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2022-05-02

Corporate Counsel

Cheverly MD Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: Enforcement of policies and procedures as related to contract authorization limits, routing of contracts for approval and signature authority. Oversight of a full spectrum of legal work, including real estate matters, intellectual property, insurance matters, supplier/vendor relationships, partnerships, trade secrets, etc. Assist with a range of commercial contract matters, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, with a significant focus on helping to support sales, marketing, and operations. Work includes ensuring proper administration of commercial, customer and vendor contracts, from intake of new contracts to sunsetting of expired relationships and oversight of supplier agreements, NDAs, MSAs, etc. Oversee Contract Manager in the drafting of meal distribution or food product contracts based on RFP or IFB submitted by schools in coordination with the sales department. Assist in compiling all elements required of such contracts (e.g. nutritional analysis, operational plan, pricing, certifications) and ensure timely submission of all bids. Provide legal training programs for internal clients regarding applicable laws and regulations on a variety of subjects. Select and retain outside counsel, as required, to obtain legal opinions on difficult or sensitive issues or to handle claims and litigation. Support on matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions. Manage contract management system, including creating and maintaining legal templates, and contract reporting to be shared with leadership, the Board, and across departments. Assist in the review of marketing and promotional materials for compliance with Company policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications: J.D from a top-tier law school and CA Bar admission. 7+ years of experience in a large law firm. In-house counsel experience is strongly preferred. Adept with Excel and Word, and contracts lifecycle management technology. Excellent problem solving, organizational, and communication skills. Obsessive about details with a passion for continuous improvement. Ability to analyze and interpret issues and prepare legal opinions. Expertise in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a variety of agreements, including commercial, vendor/ supplier, and nondisclosure. Pragmatic business sense with the ability to recognize commercial implications of legal advice. Ability to manage simultaneous projects by setting priorities and being flexible. Ability and adaptability to working in a fast-paced, constantly changing, and deadline-driven environment. Ability to communicate with executives, internal clients, outside counsel, and external partners. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to explain complex issues in simple, polite, and clear terms. Superior decision-making and interpersonal skills with a sense of professional discretion.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2022-04-23

Vice President & Senior Counsel - Global Intellectual Property

Bethesda MD Vice President & Senior Counsel - Global Intellectual Property The candidate will be providing legal advice to clients and responding to requests, on a timely basis, from clients for input on Intellectual Property matters such as licenses and other agreements. Reviewing agreements and recommending revisions to relevant IP-related provisions. Providing guidance and advice related to the investigation of possible infringements and handling cease and desist or inquiry letters when appropriate. Providing oversight of trademark search requests from clients by paralegals to include consultation regarding availability of mark(s) for use and/or registration and drafting/review of opinion memos to clients regarding availability of mark(s) for use and/or registration. Providing oversight of U.S. and international trademark prosecution, maintenance and enforcement, including maintenance of files, preparation and filing of applications, Office Action responses, ITU-related documents (e.g., Statement of Use or similar affirmation documents), Post Registration documents (e.g., Sections 8, 9, and/or 15 Affidavits or other renewal documents), Opposition and Cancellations, and related formality documents (e.g., POAs). Responding to correspondence from foreign counsel by gathering and providing foreign counsel with information/ documentation necessary to prosecute/maintain/enforce trademark applications and registrations and respond to Office Actions and other challenges. Handling trademark registration conflicts and Intellectual Property disputes, including evaluating correspondence from the US and foreign counsel and providing guidance related to responses relevant to the dispute, and partnering with the Dispute Resolution Practice area as needed. Providing advice on proposed transactions with respect to IP rights and risks, confidentiality agreements, structuring the transaction, letters of intent, and trade area restrictions. Training business clients and law department colleagues on trademark rights, infringement risks and compliance with policies regarding intellectual property. Understanding and resolving local law issues with respect to IP rights and risks. Assisting in department or division-wide initiatives and special projects.

The candidate should have an excellent academic record with a law degree from a top law school. Should have 10+ years of applicable legal experience in trademark/copyright law in a law firm or corporate law department. Active US State Bar membership. Proven contract drafting and negotiating skills. Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason. Ability to work under stressful conditions with owners, lenders, and partners of properties in financial distress. Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels. Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and facilitate the implementation of creative solutions. Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems. Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2022-04-22

Corporate Counsel - Financial Services

Baltimore MD Corporate Counsel - Financial Services The candidate will be the lead lawyer supporting the company's financial services industry vertical customers, including some of the largest banks in the world. Will serve as a trusted advisor to members of the sales organization who own these accounts and support their day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies. Be a trusted legal and business advisor to the Global Financial Services sales teams and the Financial Services Industry Vertical leadership. Negotiate, draft and provide strategy for complex deals with Financial Services global customers, including solutions such as software-as-a-service and subscription services, professional and consulting services, on premise software, and support; as well as data privacy and security issues. Serve as the financial services industry subject matter expert to other attorneys and deal negotiators who negotiate with financial services customers. Review and analyze various regulations/guidelines that affect financial services customers (such as OCC Guidelines, EBA Regulations), and provide advice and counsel to the company's various stakeholders on policy and practices around such regulations and guidelines. May also create deliverables and materials (internally and externally) based on such guidelines and regulations. Work collaboratively with internal teams to create collateral and standard agreements for financial services engagements.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Must have 7+ years of relevant experience gained in a leading in-house or leading law firm. Admission to and in good standing with the State Bar of at least one US State (with eligibility for in-house counsel registration if necessary) is required. Should have excellent negotiating, drafting, and influencing skills, and have expert knowledge across a wide range of commercial contracting and legal matters. Must have a deep understanding of technology-related issues and solutions (legal, commercial and operational), including cloud/subscription services, software, and related services.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2022-04-22

Maryland - Attorney

Towson MD Attorney
The candidate will report to the lead attorney for leasing. Will negotiate lease and loan agreements and related documents. Establish best practices for leasing and financing arrangement. Provide counseling on financing activities throughout the US. Responsible for due diligence in relation to new markets, products and portfolios. Supervise and budgetary responsibility of external counsel. Provide general legal advice to the business. Responsible for litigation and bankruptcy support and oversight. Training for sales and other LOB function areas. Advise on policies and procedures.

The candidate should have broad finance experience (including equipment leasing and finance experience) obtained at a top law firm practice supporting equipment finance companies, or in-house at a national equipment finance company. Must have 3-4 years of practice experience. Experience in negotiating and structuring leasing and finance transactions with customers, programs with other finance companies and banks, and syndications is necessary. Prior experience of in-house work is highly preferred. A background of working with standard documentation and developing related control policies awareness of regulatory issues impacting bank-owned leasing and finance business in the US is desired.
Legal 3 - 4 Full-time 2013-01-22

Maryland - Senior Tax Manager

Rockville MD Senior Tax Manager
The candidate will advise on sales, like-kind exchanges, disguised sales, debt-structuring, minimum gain issues, etc. Will provide tax guidance on client issues in partnership taxation. Build client relationships and leverages skills in the organization to deliver superior client service. Provide training and development of direct reports. Design a plan for execution of each engagement from planning to completion. Utilize technical proficiency to diagnose complex issues encountered and develop solutions on tax engagements. Perform extensive tax research, drafting of technical memoranda, surface review of tax returns. Attend and participate in industry specific forums and networking events. Serve as the resident expert for the Real Estate Industry Services Group and the firm on all current and proposed tax changes.

The candidate should have a B.S. degree in Accounting. CPA accreditation is required. Master's in Taxation or J.D. degree is a plus. Must have 7+ years of experience within a public accounting firm. Should have technical expertise in the following areas: real estate industry, subchapter K, S-Corporations, partnerships and other pass-through
Legal 7 - 9 Full-time 2013-01-22

Maryland - Senior Corporate Counsel

Gaithersburg MD
Senior Corporate Counsel
The candidate will lead the company's efforts with respect to customer agreements and reseller arrangements, coordinate the company's responses from the prospect stage (including RFP responses) through contract execution and assist with respect to contract compliance on a 'go forward' basis, provide general corporate and contracts advice and analysis of company's responsibilities under its contracts, and assist in the development, drafting and implementation of new contract vehicles and arrangements in response to the company's evolving business/service delivery models. Negotiate and close contracts to meet the goals of the organization within internal and external compliance and legal parameters. Possess software licensing expertise and provide advice and counsel on related matters to other departments as needed.

The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited law school. Should be admitted into a State Bar and in good standing. Must have 7-10 years of relevant experience. Demonstrate expertise in a variety of legal areas including general contract law and software licensing arrangements. In-depth knowledge of licensing issues and the Company's products and services is necessary to recommend actions to and counsel management on the appropriate legal and contractual course of action. Working knowledge of Delaware corporate law and ability to interact with and provide advice to senior management needed. Knowledge of complex software licensing and related legal matters required. Good working knowledge of Delaware corporate law and general contract matters a must.
Legal 7 - 10 Full-time 2012-09-07
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Director, Corporate Legal
In-House,Veritas Technologies LLC
Location : Baltimore, MD, United States

Director, Corporate Legal The candidate will report directly to the General Counsel. Will assist in the preparation and review of the company's financial reports consistent with general SEC reporting requirements (i.e., Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K). Ma... + read more

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Corporate Counsel, Securities And Corporate Governance
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Location : Gaithersburg, MD, United States

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Counsel, Corporate Transactions
Refer job# URUK168132
 
Counsel, Corporate Transactions Duties: The candidate will serve as a legal subject matter expert on strategic corporate and M&A transactions, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transaction documents. Lead legal due diligence activities and advise on structuring, antitrust and other compliance matters. Partner with cross-functional teams to support corporate development initiatives, transactions, and integrations. Draft and negotiate contracts, including confidentiality, vendor, and partnership agreements. Coordinate and oversee the work of external counsel. Assist with the Company's securities offerings and financial transactions. Support the treasury function, including advising on compliance with debt covenants. Support the corporate secretarial function, including assisting with the preparation of board and committee materials. Assist with regulatory and compliance matters, including developing, implementing, and leading training on policies. Stay current on trends, legal developments, and best practices. Work on other corporate transactional and governance matters, as needed.

Required Qualifications: A J.D. degree from a top-tier law school in the United States and licensed to practice law in good standing in at least one state in the United States. Should have 5 years of experience in M&A, transactional, and/or capital markets practice. Prior experience working as a corporate transactional attorney at a reputable law firm or in an in-house corporate legal department at a public or late-stage private company. Excellent academic credentials. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working at or advising on corporate transactions for technology companies. Experience supporting corporate finance activities. Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to navigate, complex legal and regulatory compliance issues, including securities laws. Team player who is also able to self-start and work independently. Deal/negotiation experience is essential. Positive, problem-solving, business-focused attitude with good judgment and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, on schedule, and without compromising ethics or integrity. Track record of establishing strong working relationships with internal/external business clients, including senior leaders, and within the legal department. Excellent organizational, project management, problem-solving and communication skills, with strong attention to detail. The high degree of professionalism and discretion in handling confidential legal matters.
 
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Corporate Counsel, Securities And Corporate Governance
Refer job# WIEN168063
 
Corporate Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance The candidate will lead the preparation and contribution of various periodic report filings pursuant to the 34 Act, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings. Lead the preparation and coordination of 33 Act filings, including registration statements. Advice on ESG, corporate governance best practices, and corporate law. Manage global subsidiary governance and licensing functions. Advice on investor relations and external communications matters, including reviewing press releases, earnings announcements and scripts, investor presentations and communications, and other key marketing materials. Prepare materials for consideration by the Board and its Committees. Should have a J.D. from a U.S. accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. Should have 5+ years of relevant experience. Experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry a plus. Corporate governance experience at a high-growth public company a plus. Need for accuracy and effective problem-solving approach as well as speediness in a collaborative and time-sensitive culture. Self-starter who shows project ownership and enjoys working across departments.
 
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Vp, Corporate Counsel, Individual Life & Enabling Solutions
Refer job# SZBW167790
 
VP, Corporate Counsel, Individual Life & Enabling Solutions Duties: A key member of a high performing, highly collaborative legal team that is responsible for managing a wide array of legal matters that arise in connection with the operational aspects of the manufacture, distribution, and administration of individual life and annuity products sold by Prudential's businesses, supporting Prudential's transformation to modernize customer service, including enhancement of digital capabilities, and optimization of outsourcing and third party administration relationships, and cross-business or business unit-specific initiatives and special projects. Providing legal and regulatory advice to Prudential's businesses in the ongoing administration, servicing and management of individual life and annuity products, including advice related to oversight and monitoring of vendor activities/relationships, electronic business platforms/interfaces and representation in associated cross-business regulatory inquiries and corporate initiatives. Interfacing with law, compliance and other control teams for other domestic business units supported by the service organization to maximize efficiencies, develop cross-business best practices and facilitate resolution of issues. Coordinating with applicable stakeholders to provide legal analysis and advice in connection with new and existing laws, the development/enhancement of processes and procedures, and regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. Coordinating and providing legal analysis and advice relative to enterprise initiatives. Reviewing and drafting contracts, memoranda and other documentation relating to the administration and servicing of insurance products, related business groups, vendors and distributing partners. Reviewing and providing advice on communications to customers and distribution partners as related to state regulatory, operational and administrative aspects of the businesses. Assisting in the creation and introduction of new products, as well as modifications to existing products and services relative to state regulatory, operational and administrative aspects. Keeping senior business management and other personnel apprised of pertinent legal and regulatory developments. Performing special projects as assigned by senior Law department management.

Qualifications: Ability to work independently on complex issues and adapt quickly to address the needs of business clients in a highly scrutinized and constantly evolving regulatory environment in a collaborative and risk appropriate manner. Must have 6-10+ years of sophisticated corporate, law firm, in-house and/or regulatory legal experience. Prior experience involving state insurance and other laws and regulations applicable to or litigation involving annuities and/or life insurance or other retail financial service companies or products, e-commerce, outsourcing and third-party administrators, FINRA rules, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and/or the Securities Act of 1934 will be favorably considered but not required. Relationship Building and Interpersonal Skills: able to build solid and constructive relationships with key stakeholders at all levels across the organization, including senior executives, peers, and colleagues; successfully operates across cultures, complex organizational structures, and multi-functional teams to drive alignment and achieve goals; demonstrates strong executive presence with excellent consultative skills. Business and Financial Acumen: able to understand the strategic business and financial needs of the company including knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting the business and organization; understands the needs of customers, the broader marketplace and how to leverage business insights to drive outcomes. Seeks to understand the trends impacting customers, competition, and marketplace. Is personally and emotionally invested in understanding the customers' needs and feelings. Takes a broad view of the environment to identify opportunities. Is recognized as a thought leader. Possesses an innovative, insightful mindset with a willingness to learn as well as challenge the status quo; proven ability to prioritize, adapt and execute proactively and successfully. Uses rigorous logic to analyze and understand why problems occur; leverages innovative thinking to assist the business in generating and implementing creative, cost effective and realistic solutions that create business impact. Leverages a combination of strong verbal and written communication skills, highly developed emotional intelligence, savvy navigation of complex business structures, well developed executive presence and data fluency to drive decision-making; gains support and commitment from others; mobilizes people to action. Focuses on creating an environment of honesty, inclusion and respect for others; openness to and champions differing ideas and perspectives; collaborates in a fully inclusive manner. Consciously works to understand change and people impact; embraces and leads through transformational change; desires to ensure associate engagement and stability in teams. Coordinates with key stakeholders to achieve risk smart operations solutions.
 
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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment
Refer job# APVD167833
 
Senior Legal Counsel, Employment The candidate will provide advice on a wide variety of general employment law matters. Will report to the Assistant General Counsel & Director, Global Employment and be a key member of the Employment team within the Legal Department's Global Ethics, Compliance and Risk team. Provide practical legal counsel to Human Resources and other internal stakeholders and interface with outside counsel with regard to general employment law matters. Counsel internal clients on various day-to-day employment matters, including reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, fair pay, and wage and hour issues. Advise on employee compensation and benefit matters including compensation plans. Respond to claims and demand letters. Advise on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other workplace investigations. Research and advise on legislative trends in harassment prevention and other areas. Work with Human Resources to review, create, and enhance training programs. Provide thought leadership and support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Develop, revise and implement employment-related policies and stay atop of industry developments to help the company be best in class. Develop and update policies, plan documentation and communications relating to the company's compensation and employee health and welfare plans and programs and related initiatives. Negotiate and document employment, retention and separation agreements and restrictive covenants of varying complexity. Manage employment related litigation and coordinate external counsel as needed. Provide legal counsel and support with HR-related elements of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including due diligence, especially with regard to employee benefits, compensation plans and other qualified and non-qualified plan issues. Negotiate/Draft employment-related reps and covenants in M&A deals. Interface with outside M&A and employment counsel on M&A transactions and pre / post-close implementation.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from a US accredited law school and be a member in good standing of at least one State Bar association. Must have 10+ years of experience with 6+ years in risk mitigation related to key employee life-cycle events (hiring, retention and terminations) with preference given to in-house experience with a public international company. Mix of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred. Experience with employment related issues in M&A and corporate transactions is desired. Strong drafting and negotiations skills are needed. Occasional travel is required. Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions is an asset. Should ideally be interested in technology, computers, and software.
 
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Corporate Counsel
Refer job# AKWB167539
 
Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: Enforcement of policies and procedures as related to contract authorization limits, routing of contracts for approval and signature authority. Oversight of a full spectrum of legal work, including real estate matters, intellectual property, insurance matters, supplier/vendor relationships, partnerships, trade secrets, etc. Assist with a range of commercial contract matters, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, with a significant focus on helping to support sales, marketing, and operations. Work includes ensuring proper administration of commercial, customer and vendor contracts, from intake of new contracts to sunsetting of expired relationships and oversight of supplier agreements, NDAs, MSAs, etc. Oversee Contract Manager in the drafting of meal distribution or food product contracts based on RFP or IFB submitted by schools in coordination with the sales department. Assist in compiling all elements required of such contracts (e.g. nutritional analysis, operational plan, pricing, certifications) and ensure timely submission of all bids. Provide legal training programs for internal clients regarding applicable laws and regulations on a variety of subjects. Select and retain outside counsel, as required, to obtain legal opinions on difficult or sensitive issues or to handle claims and litigation. Support on matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions. Manage contract management system, including creating and maintaining legal templates, and contract reporting to be shared with leadership, the Board, and across departments. Assist in the review of marketing and promotional materials for compliance with Company policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications: J.D from a top-tier law school and CA Bar admission. 7+ years of experience in a large law firm. In-house counsel experience is strongly preferred. Adept with Excel and Word, and contracts lifecycle management technology. Excellent problem solving, organizational, and communication skills. Obsessive about details with a passion for continuous improvement. Ability to analyze and interpret issues and prepare legal opinions. Expertise in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a variety of agreements, including commercial, vendor/ supplier, and nondisclosure. Pragmatic business sense with the ability to recognize commercial implications of legal advice. Ability to manage simultaneous projects by setting priorities and being flexible. Ability and adaptability to working in a fast-paced, constantly changing, and deadline-driven environment. Ability to communicate with executives, internal clients, outside counsel, and external partners. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to explain complex issues in simple, polite, and clear terms. Superior decision-making and interpersonal skills with a sense of professional discretion.
 
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Vice President & Senior Counsel - Global Intellectual Property
Refer job# ZMPB167445
 
Vice President & Senior Counsel - Global Intellectual Property The candidate will be providing legal advice to clients and responding to requests, on a timely basis, from clients for input on Intellectual Property matters such as licenses and other agreements. Reviewing agreements and recommending revisions to relevant IP-related provisions. Providing guidance and advice related to the investigation of possible infringements and handling cease and desist or inquiry letters when appropriate. Providing oversight of trademark search requests from clients by paralegals to include consultation regarding availability of mark(s) for use and/or registration and drafting/review of opinion memos to clients regarding availability of mark(s) for use and/or registration. Providing oversight of U.S. and international trademark prosecution, maintenance and enforcement, including maintenance of files, preparation and filing of applications, Office Action responses, ITU-related documents (e.g., Statement of Use or similar affirmation documents), Post Registration documents (e.g., Sections 8, 9, and/or 15 Affidavits or other renewal documents), Opposition and Cancellations, and related formality documents (e.g., POAs). Responding to correspondence from foreign counsel by gathering and providing foreign counsel with information/ documentation necessary to prosecute/maintain/enforce trademark applications and registrations and respond to Office Actions and other challenges. Handling trademark registration conflicts and Intellectual Property disputes, including evaluating correspondence from the US and foreign counsel and providing guidance related to responses relevant to the dispute, and partnering with the Dispute Resolution Practice area as needed. Providing advice on proposed transactions with respect to IP rights and risks, confidentiality agreements, structuring the transaction, letters of intent, and trade area restrictions. Training business clients and law department colleagues on trademark rights, infringement risks and compliance with policies regarding intellectual property. Understanding and resolving local law issues with respect to IP rights and risks. Assisting in department or division-wide initiatives and special projects.

The candidate should have an excellent academic record with a law degree from a top law school. Should have 10+ years of applicable legal experience in trademark/copyright law in a law firm or corporate law department. Active US State Bar membership. Proven contract drafting and negotiating skills. Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason. Ability to work under stressful conditions with owners, lenders, and partners of properties in financial distress. Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels. Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and facilitate the implementation of creative solutions. Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems. Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason.
 
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Corporate Counsel - Financial Services
Refer job# LEYW167482
 
Corporate Counsel - Financial Services The candidate will be the lead lawyer supporting the company's financial services industry vertical customers, including some of the largest banks in the world. Will serve as a trusted advisor to members of the sales organization who own these accounts and support their day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies. Be a trusted legal and business advisor to the Global Financial Services sales teams and the Financial Services Industry Vertical leadership. Negotiate, draft and provide strategy for complex deals with Financial Services global customers, including solutions such as software-as-a-service and subscription services, professional and consulting services, on premise software, and support; as well as data privacy and security issues. Serve as the financial services industry subject matter expert to other attorneys and deal negotiators who negotiate with financial services customers. Review and analyze various regulations/guidelines that affect financial services customers (such as OCC Guidelines, EBA Regulations), and provide advice and counsel to the company's various stakeholders on policy and practices around such regulations and guidelines. May also create deliverables and materials (internally and externally) based on such guidelines and regulations. Work collaboratively with internal teams to create collateral and standard agreements for financial services engagements.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Must have 7+ years of relevant experience gained in a leading in-house or leading law firm. Admission to and in good standing with the State Bar of at least one US State (with eligibility for in-house counsel registration if necessary) is required. Should have excellent negotiating, drafting, and influencing skills, and have expert knowledge across a wide range of commercial contracting and legal matters. Must have a deep understanding of technology-related issues and solutions (legal, commercial and operational), including cloud/subscription services, software, and related services.
 
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Maryland - Attorney
Refer job# JPWE25302
 
Attorney
The candidate will report to the lead attorney for leasing. Will negotiate lease and loan agreements and related documents. Establish best practices for leasing and financing arrangement. Provide counseling on financing activities throughout the US. Responsible for due diligence in relation to new markets, products and portfolios. Supervise and budgetary responsibility of external counsel. Provide general legal advice to the business. Responsible for litigation and bankruptcy support and oversight. Training for sales and other LOB function areas. Advise on policies and procedures.

The candidate should have broad finance experience (including equipment leasing and finance experience) obtained at a top law firm practice supporting equipment finance companies, or in-house at a national equipment finance company. Must have 3-4 years of practice experience. Experience in negotiating and structuring leasing and finance transactions with customers, programs with other finance companies and banks, and syndications is necessary. Prior experience of in-house work is highly preferred. A background of working with standard documentation and developing related control policies awareness of regulatory issues impacting bank-owned leasing and finance business in the US is desired.
 
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Maryland - Senior Tax Manager
Refer job# KI2T25304
 
Senior Tax Manager
The candidate will advise on sales, like-kind exchanges, disguised sales, debt-structuring, minimum gain issues, etc. Will provide tax guidance on client issues in partnership taxation. Build client relationships and leverages skills in the organization to deliver superior client service. Provide training and development of direct reports. Design a plan for execution of each engagement from planning to completion. Utilize technical proficiency to diagnose complex issues encountered and develop solutions on tax engagements. Perform extensive tax research, drafting of technical memoranda, surface review of tax returns. Attend and participate in industry specific forums and networking events. Serve as the resident expert for the Real Estate Industry Services Group and the firm on all current and proposed tax changes.

The candidate should have a B.S. degree in Accounting. CPA accreditation is required. Master's in Taxation or J.D. degree is a plus. Must have 7+ years of experience within a public accounting firm. Should have technical expertise in the following areas: real estate industry, subchapter K, S-Corporations, partnerships and other pass-through
 
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Maryland - Senior Corporate Counsel
Refer job# K9KT23435
 

Senior Corporate Counsel
The candidate will lead the company's efforts with respect to customer agreements and reseller arrangements, coordinate the company's responses from the prospect stage (including RFP responses) through contract execution and assist with respect to contract compliance on a 'go forward' basis, provide general corporate and contracts advice and analysis of company's responsibilities under its contracts, and assist in the development, drafting and implementation of new contract vehicles and arrangements in response to the company's evolving business/service delivery models. Negotiate and close contracts to meet the goals of the organization within internal and external compliance and legal parameters. Possess software licensing expertise and provide advice and counsel on related matters to other departments as needed.

The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited law school. Should be admitted into a State Bar and in good standing. Must have 7-10 years of relevant experience. Demonstrate expertise in a variety of legal areas including general contract law and software licensing arrangements. In-depth knowledge of licensing issues and the Company's products and services is necessary to recommend actions to and counsel management on the appropriate legal and contractual course of action. Working knowledge of Delaware corporate law and ability to interact with and provide advice to senior management needed. Knowledge of complex software licensing and related legal matters required. Good working knowledge of Delaware corporate law and general contract matters a must.
 
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