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Corporate Counsel - Markets & Regulations

Atlanta GA Corporate Counsel - Markets & Regulations The candidate will focus primarily on providing legal counsel and support to NS s commercial and management team in furtherance of the rail transportation enterprise. Advise NS business groups on commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating transportation contracts, joint use agreements, and other initiatives for the shipment of commercial products and commodities. Ensures that NS operations are fully compliant with all Federal, state and local laws related to rail transportation, this includes the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation (including the Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), and other Federal, state or local agencies. Directs and participates in commercial litigation, including oversight of outside counsel, selection of case strategy, and drafting and review of legal filings. Will work with internal clients including divisions within the Law Department, marketing personnel, strategic planning personnel, and other business groups, as well as outside counsel and experts to manage and direct representation of NS before Federal, state and local agencies. Advise, draft, negotiate, and oversee complex contractual arrangements necessary for the provision of transportation services. Research, write, and edit briefs and memoranda regarding case specific issues and broader legal initiatives. Evaluate proposed legislation, regulations, and other administrative law matters as they arise, in collaboration with others to develop efficient and appropriate resolutions. Preparation and/or presentation of materials to various internal audiences regarding pending regulatory activities that have an impact on the company s rail operations. Counsel internal clients on federal antitrust requirements and application. Must have 7 years in the legal field and 10+ years in the legal field. Should have background in commercial transactional matters and Federal or State judicial externship or clerkship experience also experience in or with Federal government agency. Must have Doctoral Degree (JD) and Georgia Bar license or active license in another state bar to seek to waive into Georgia Bar after the commencement of employment. Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2020-04-01

Corporate Counsel - Commercial Transactions

Atlanta GA Corporate Counsel - Commercial Transactions The candidate will assist Customer base Sales team with new transactions, as well as assisting Southern Region Net New Sales team with closing new business. Draft, review and negotiate SaaS agreements, professional services agreements and data processing agreements for new customers, and existing Customers. Analyze, interpret and educate on complex provisions and related infrastructure to ensure compliance and consistency with Workdays business model. Prepare and provide internal training materials and presentations to Workdays Sales and Legal Teams. Provide general legal advice on a variety of topics. Should have J.D. from a top tier law school with excellent academic credentials. Bar Admission (preferably New York, California, Georgia or Florida) is required. Must have 5+ years of combined law firm and/or in-house legal department corporate/commercial work experience. Should preferably have Negotiation of significant commercial contracts, preferably with enterprise software/SaaS experience. CIPP/E certification or knowledge of relevant data privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR is desired. Experience working in high-growth, innovative and fast-paced work environments is preferred. Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2020-03-18

Division Counsel, Corporate Payments

Peachtree Corners GA Division Counsel, Corporate Payments The candidate will handle all of the corporate Payments team's legal needs, focusing on matters relating to contracting, compliance, product, and intellectual property. Will be responsible for providing pragmatic legal advice related to the development and deployment of cross-border payments software and technologies; supporting efficient product development, and develop legal/product processes, working in close collaboration with cross-functional teams; and advising business clients on a wide variety of regulatory and cutting-edge legal issues and risks, in a diverse range of practice areas within a fast-paced environment.

The candidate should preferably be Attorney with a JD degree, top academic credentials and admission to a State Bar. 7+ years of combined relevant experience at a big law firm and/or in house in financial technology and payments is preferred. Experience counseling during product development is desired. Experience working in a regulated industry is plus. Experience working with, and advising senior leadership is preferred.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2020-03-14

Senior Corporate Counsel-Merchant Acquiring Solutions

Atlanta GA Senior Corporate Counsel-Merchant Acquiring Solutions-Payments SaaS The candidate will report to the General Counsel and provide legal support and negotiate commercial agreements within the merchant acquiring segment focusing on expanding payments solutions for our customers, product capabilities, business partnerships, legal, regulatory and compliance issues. Primary responsibilities include: Working with business and functional stakeholders to understand, structure, draft, negotiate and close commercial agreements. Ensuring that existing and new payments products comply with companys regulatory obligations (including data privacy laws). Conducting legal due diligence in support of corporate acquisition activity. Advising executives and stakeholders on liabilities associated with different commercial arrangements. Working closely with sales, marketing, product and tech and functional organizations and acting as a real-time legal advisor to understand their needs and help to find creative solutions to achieve business objectives. Reviewing payments product structure, flows and marketing to ensure compliance with legal requirements. Drafting disclosures, terms of service and other user-facing language for payments product launches and updates. Independently coordinating with functional stakeholders, including Product, Tax, Finance, Privacy, Information Security, Litigation, IP, Corporate, Compliance and other internal teams as needed.

The candidate should have Law degree and authorized to practice law in the United States. Must have 4 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with experience at a fintech/payments organization. Should have understanding of legal principles applicable to payments, including the payments ecosystem (the role of acquiring and issuing banks, card networks, payment processors, gateways, etc.), regulatory and licensing strategy and execution (e. g., stored value, money transmission, compliance obligations, privacy and licensing issues) and consumer protection laws. Willingness to be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken in this role. Should have strong judgment and project management skills and someone who is always thinking about better ways of doing things.
Legal 4 - 0 Full-time 2020-03-11

Corporate Counsel

Atlanta GA Director-Corporate Counsel The candidate will support the General Counsel as well as clients within the organization, and involves interaction in both the corporate headquarters and the managed hotels as it relates to negotiating commercial real estate corporate contracts and transactions, hotel management agreements, joint ventures, real estate financing and construction contracts. This position must have strong skills in negotiation, drafting, client counseling, and project management. Should have Bachelor's Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree, Should have 3+ years broad legal experience at law firm or in-house legal department in the area of commercial real estate, Must be a member of the Georgia State Bar in good standing and have strong academic credentials and work history. Strong communication skills on providing information to clients, outside counsel and management are required. Organization, research, interpersonal, analytic and computer skills are required. Strong business writing ability, attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills. Ability to deal with confidential information in a discrete manner, not compromising company or personal confidences. Legal 3 - 0 Full-time 2020-03-11

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions

Atlanta GA Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions The candidate will be responsible for: Manage corporate transactions, including drafting and negotiating documents such as letters of intent, term sheets, purchase and sale agreements, shareholders agreements, transition service agreements and other related agreements. Provide counsel and guidance on legal matters to senior management and corporate staff regarding the foregoing substantive areas and strategic business initiatives. Assist with transactional due diligence and provide advice on mitigation of risk identified in the due diligence process. Build strong relationships and effectively collaborate with business colleagues, other in-house attorneys and external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients). Manage domestic and cross-border transactions, on both the buy and sell-side, as well as supporting capitalization transactions and re-organizations across multiple international jurisdictions. Monitor multiple client engagements, including active management of deal timing and scheduling, and serve as a business advisor to the clients with an ability to work independently and run projects. Monitor and convey to clients information regarding technical developments as well as their application to local and International legal issues and strategic impacts. Support client engagement models across the family of Cox companies, including working collaboratively with other practice groups within Legal and business partners. Develop and deliver processes to enhance client services in Corporate Transactions, including training modules and efficiency improvements. Use good judgement when working independently but closely with M&A teams, and business clients in partnerships that keep them informed and prepared by providing expert and strategic legal advice to create associations of trust and respect. Anticipate issues, estimate risks strategically and identify proactive solutions. Base decision-making process on ethics and integrity. Remain current and informed on developments in case law that impacts M&A transactions and develop applicable policies and procedures.

The candidate should preferably have 10-12 years of transactional legal experience, including at a large law firm, preferably with in-house experience focusing on corporate transactions (including international). Must have ability to anticipate, analyze, assess and articulate implications and risk of complex issues, including strategic implications, and pro-actively identify solutions. Should have overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, governance, litigation, employment, etc.). Must have understanding of how to balance legal risks with business objectives and successfully get projects completed. Should have well-versed in how business operates, with strong financial acumen. J.D. degree, admitted to the bar. Business undergraduate or graduate degree preferred. Automotive industry experience preferred.
Legal 10 - 12 Full-time 2020-03-07

Corporate VP Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Counsel

Atlanta GA Corporate VP Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Counsel The candidate will serves as the Companys primary legal counsel for all regulatory matters, primarily focused of both federal and state alcoholic beverage industry trade practices and laws, rules and regulations. Will assists with providing counsel and support on state and Federal law and regulatory issues, including the drafting of model legislation and outreach to Federal and state officials and regulators, on behalf of the Company. Responsible for developing, assisting and working with Human Resources on the Companys comprehensive alcoholic beverage trade practices associate training program. Also, under the direct supervision of the General Counsel, works with and manages/coordinates outside counsel and tracks relevant state and federal litigation. Responsible for directing and working with the Senior Paralegal for the Company on all state and federal licensing matters, including the transfer or acquisition of liquor licenses in the course of a merger or acquisition. Create and implement internal operational compliance protocols to address regulatory and business compliance needs. Also responsible for working with the Director of Government Affairs to assist in the creation of a coordinated strategy for regulatory advocacy at the state and federal levels. Responsible for drafting, negotiating and developing Companys corporate contracts, including but not limited to Supplier Distribution Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements, and Special Event Agreements, etc. Serve as primary corporate legal counsel on all alcoholic beverage trade practices and regulatory affairs impacting, applicable to, and affecting the Company. Provide legal oversight, direction and management for all Company liquor licensing requirements on both a federal and state level. Such responsibilities shall be handled in coordination with the Legal Departments Senior Paralegal. Oversee, prepare and assist with the Companys development of its annual alcoholic beverage trade practice training in consultation and coordination with Companys Human Resources team. Manage and track all current, proposed or potential federal and state legislation affecting the Companys business. Draft, negotiate and finalize Company commercial agreements, including Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Agreements, Special Event Agreements, and Sponsorship Agreements. Coordinate and oversee any administrative enforcement actions on behalf of the Company under the direct supervision and oversight of the General Counsel. Coordinate with the Director of Government Affairs on preparing and providing internal analysis of proposed federal legislation and regulation, and draft model language. Prepare and submit comments to Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and track rulemaking process through publication of final rules. Communicate the effects of proposed and final rules to various audiences. Create position papers on legislative and regulatory issues in cooperation with the Office of Government Affairs. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs to educate federal executive branch officials and regulators at hearings, meetings, conferences, etc. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs with federal and state lobbyists by providing technical expertise, including provision of model legislative and regulatory language. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs to educate state officials and regulators, including governors, attorneys general, treasurers, legislators and beverage-alcohol regulators. Serve as resource providing national legislative and regulatory trends in the beverage alcohol sector. Track state and federal litigation that may have an impact on the three-tier system and/or the Company (e.g., beverage alcohol law, constitutional law, antitrust, franchise law, import/export law, etc.). Manage Companys involvement in relevant litigation (i.e., amicus curiae briefs), as well as internal litigation under the direct supervision of the General Counsel. Supervise/coordinate outside counsel. Attend, participate and serve as one of the Companys point persons at industry conferences advocating the legal and policy views of the alcohol beverage industry. Direct, oversee and handle all alcohol beverage permitting and licensing requirements for the Company. Liaise with the General Counsel on federal and state legal matters. Manage, development, and maintenance of national state alcohol law database. Handle with proficiency and autonomously any other assignments or projects assigned by the General Counsel. Serve as day-to-day legal counsel to a Company Regional President, e.g. Region Counsel.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, and/or Master of Law (LLM) degree. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Must have 10-20 years of legal experience either within a corporate or law firm setting with 5+ years as General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or Partner for a large law firm. Active membership to a Bar in the U.S, with 8 years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry is required. Trade enforcement, law enforcement and/or congressional experience strongly preferred. Litigation experience a must.
Legal 10 - 20 Full-time 2020-03-07

Georgia - Senior Director and Corporate Counsel

Atlanta GA Senior Director and Corporate Counsel
The candidate will provide support to the company's procurement, global sourcing and technology business groups. Responsibilities include working closely with internal teams to drive deals, including managing internal and external deal processes and pursuing continuous improvement in deal processes and execution (including form documentation). Will have the opportunity to draft and negotiate deal documents including software licenses, 'software as a service' agreements, integration services agreements, consulting services agreements, lease agreements and other vendor product and services agreements. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating transaction documents and actively managing deal timing and scheduling. Will have the ability to build strong relationships and effectively collaborate with business colleagues, other in-house attorneys and outside counsel.

The candidate should have a Law degree from ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing of any State Bar, preferably Georgia. Must have 5-10 years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department. Should have demonstrated experience in licensing and complex procurement. Familiarity and significant experience with licensing issues facing large, international organizations is needed. Ability to translate business requirements into contractual language, assess legal risk and work with vendors to mediate significant issues is required.
Legal 5 - 7 Full-time 2013-03-21

Georgia - Corporate Counsel

Alpharetta GA Corporate Counsel
The candidate will provide legal assistance to various individuals/departments within the company, as assigned. Will advise business units on matters requiring developed legal and counseling skills in one or more specified areas of expertise. Prepare drafts and final copies of legal documents and correspondence within an assigned area and within the scope of developed legal expertise. Prepare drafts of complex legal documents and correspondence as part of a project team with senior attorneys and management and modifies documents, as required. Identify issues, conduct legal research, prepare memoranda, and advise internal clients regarding multiple issues requiring developed skills in specified areas of expertise. Negotiate and/or approve changes to legal documents requiring an intermediate level of expertise. Manage assigned projects to completion. Assist more senior attorneys and management in higher level matters, as needed.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Should be licensed to practice law by a state in the United States. Must have 7+ years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.
Legal 7 - 9 Full-time 2013-01-12
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Corporate Counsel - Markets & Regulations
Refer job# TMKR149009
 
Corporate Counsel - Markets & Regulations The candidate will focus primarily on providing legal counsel and support to NS s commercial and management team in furtherance of the rail transportation enterprise. Advise NS business groups on commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating transportation contracts, joint use agreements, and other initiatives for the shipment of commercial products and commodities. Ensures that NS operations are fully compliant with all Federal, state and local laws related to rail transportation, this includes the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation (including the Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), and other Federal, state or local agencies. Directs and participates in commercial litigation, including oversight of outside counsel, selection of case strategy, and drafting and review of legal filings. Will work with internal clients including divisions within the Law Department, marketing personnel, strategic planning personnel, and other business groups, as well as outside counsel and experts to manage and direct representation of NS before Federal, state and local agencies. Advise, draft, negotiate, and oversee complex contractual arrangements necessary for the provision of transportation services. Research, write, and edit briefs and memoranda regarding case specific issues and broader legal initiatives. Evaluate proposed legislation, regulations, and other administrative law matters as they arise, in collaboration with others to develop efficient and appropriate resolutions. Preparation and/or presentation of materials to various internal audiences regarding pending regulatory activities that have an impact on the company s rail operations. Counsel internal clients on federal antitrust requirements and application. Must have 7 years in the legal field and 10+ years in the legal field. Should have background in commercial transactional matters and Federal or State judicial externship or clerkship experience also experience in or with Federal government agency. Must have Doctoral Degree (JD) and Georgia Bar license or active license in another state bar to seek to waive into Georgia Bar after the commencement of employment.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Corporate Counsel - Commercial Transactions
Refer job# MCUU148907
 
Corporate Counsel - Commercial Transactions The candidate will assist Customer base Sales team with new transactions, as well as assisting Southern Region Net New Sales team with closing new business. Draft, review and negotiate SaaS agreements, professional services agreements and data processing agreements for new customers, and existing Customers. Analyze, interpret and educate on complex provisions and related infrastructure to ensure compliance and consistency with Workdays business model. Prepare and provide internal training materials and presentations to Workdays Sales and Legal Teams. Provide general legal advice on a variety of topics. Should have J.D. from a top tier law school with excellent academic credentials. Bar Admission (preferably New York, California, Georgia or Florida) is required. Must have 5+ years of combined law firm and/or in-house legal department corporate/commercial work experience. Should preferably have Negotiation of significant commercial contracts, preferably with enterprise software/SaaS experience. CIPP/E certification or knowledge of relevant data privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR is desired. Experience working in high-growth, innovative and fast-paced work environments is preferred.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Division Counsel, Corporate Payments
Refer job# OKGV148858
 
Division Counsel, Corporate Payments The candidate will handle all of the corporate Payments team's legal needs, focusing on matters relating to contracting, compliance, product, and intellectual property. Will be responsible for providing pragmatic legal advice related to the development and deployment of cross-border payments software and technologies; supporting efficient product development, and develop legal/product processes, working in close collaboration with cross-functional teams; and advising business clients on a wide variety of regulatory and cutting-edge legal issues and risks, in a diverse range of practice areas within a fast-paced environment.

The candidate should preferably be Attorney with a JD degree, top academic credentials and admission to a State Bar. 7+ years of combined relevant experience at a big law firm and/or in house in financial technology and payments is preferred. Experience counseling during product development is desired. Experience working in a regulated industry is plus. Experience working with, and advising senior leadership is preferred.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Senior Corporate Counsel-Merchant Acquiring Solutions
Refer job# TXNB148811
 
Senior Corporate Counsel-Merchant Acquiring Solutions-Payments SaaS The candidate will report to the General Counsel and provide legal support and negotiate commercial agreements within the merchant acquiring segment focusing on expanding payments solutions for our customers, product capabilities, business partnerships, legal, regulatory and compliance issues. Primary responsibilities include: Working with business and functional stakeholders to understand, structure, draft, negotiate and close commercial agreements. Ensuring that existing and new payments products comply with companys regulatory obligations (including data privacy laws). Conducting legal due diligence in support of corporate acquisition activity. Advising executives and stakeholders on liabilities associated with different commercial arrangements. Working closely with sales, marketing, product and tech and functional organizations and acting as a real-time legal advisor to understand their needs and help to find creative solutions to achieve business objectives. Reviewing payments product structure, flows and marketing to ensure compliance with legal requirements. Drafting disclosures, terms of service and other user-facing language for payments product launches and updates. Independently coordinating with functional stakeholders, including Product, Tax, Finance, Privacy, Information Security, Litigation, IP, Corporate, Compliance and other internal teams as needed.

The candidate should have Law degree and authorized to practice law in the United States. Must have 4 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with experience at a fintech/payments organization. Should have understanding of legal principles applicable to payments, including the payments ecosystem (the role of acquiring and issuing banks, card networks, payment processors, gateways, etc.), regulatory and licensing strategy and execution (e. g., stored value, money transmission, compliance obligations, privacy and licensing issues) and consumer protection laws. Willingness to be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken in this role. Should have strong judgment and project management skills and someone who is always thinking about better ways of doing things.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Corporate Counsel
Refer job# NSXD148825
 
Director-Corporate Counsel The candidate will support the General Counsel as well as clients within the organization, and involves interaction in both the corporate headquarters and the managed hotels as it relates to negotiating commercial real estate corporate contracts and transactions, hotel management agreements, joint ventures, real estate financing and construction contracts. This position must have strong skills in negotiation, drafting, client counseling, and project management. Should have Bachelor's Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree, Should have 3+ years broad legal experience at law firm or in-house legal department in the area of commercial real estate, Must be a member of the Georgia State Bar in good standing and have strong academic credentials and work history. Strong communication skills on providing information to clients, outside counsel and management are required. Organization, research, interpersonal, analytic and computer skills are required. Strong business writing ability, attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills. Ability to deal with confidential information in a discrete manner, not compromising company or personal confidences.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions
Refer job# AOZQ148790
 
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions The candidate will be responsible for: Manage corporate transactions, including drafting and negotiating documents such as letters of intent, term sheets, purchase and sale agreements, shareholders agreements, transition service agreements and other related agreements. Provide counsel and guidance on legal matters to senior management and corporate staff regarding the foregoing substantive areas and strategic business initiatives. Assist with transactional due diligence and provide advice on mitigation of risk identified in the due diligence process. Build strong relationships and effectively collaborate with business colleagues, other in-house attorneys and external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients). Manage domestic and cross-border transactions, on both the buy and sell-side, as well as supporting capitalization transactions and re-organizations across multiple international jurisdictions. Monitor multiple client engagements, including active management of deal timing and scheduling, and serve as a business advisor to the clients with an ability to work independently and run projects. Monitor and convey to clients information regarding technical developments as well as their application to local and International legal issues and strategic impacts. Support client engagement models across the family of Cox companies, including working collaboratively with other practice groups within Legal and business partners. Develop and deliver processes to enhance client services in Corporate Transactions, including training modules and efficiency improvements. Use good judgement when working independently but closely with M&A teams, and business clients in partnerships that keep them informed and prepared by providing expert and strategic legal advice to create associations of trust and respect. Anticipate issues, estimate risks strategically and identify proactive solutions. Base decision-making process on ethics and integrity. Remain current and informed on developments in case law that impacts M&A transactions and develop applicable policies and procedures.

The candidate should preferably have 10-12 years of transactional legal experience, including at a large law firm, preferably with in-house experience focusing on corporate transactions (including international). Must have ability to anticipate, analyze, assess and articulate implications and risk of complex issues, including strategic implications, and pro-actively identify solutions. Should have overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, governance, litigation, employment, etc.). Must have understanding of how to balance legal risks with business objectives and successfully get projects completed. Should have well-versed in how business operates, with strong financial acumen. J.D. degree, admitted to the bar. Business undergraduate or graduate degree preferred. Automotive industry experience preferred.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Corporate VP Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Counsel
Refer job# UWBU148797
 
Corporate VP Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Counsel The candidate will serves as the Companys primary legal counsel for all regulatory matters, primarily focused of both federal and state alcoholic beverage industry trade practices and laws, rules and regulations. Will assists with providing counsel and support on state and Federal law and regulatory issues, including the drafting of model legislation and outreach to Federal and state officials and regulators, on behalf of the Company. Responsible for developing, assisting and working with Human Resources on the Companys comprehensive alcoholic beverage trade practices associate training program. Also, under the direct supervision of the General Counsel, works with and manages/coordinates outside counsel and tracks relevant state and federal litigation. Responsible for directing and working with the Senior Paralegal for the Company on all state and federal licensing matters, including the transfer or acquisition of liquor licenses in the course of a merger or acquisition. Create and implement internal operational compliance protocols to address regulatory and business compliance needs. Also responsible for working with the Director of Government Affairs to assist in the creation of a coordinated strategy for regulatory advocacy at the state and federal levels. Responsible for drafting, negotiating and developing Companys corporate contracts, including but not limited to Supplier Distribution Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements, and Special Event Agreements, etc. Serve as primary corporate legal counsel on all alcoholic beverage trade practices and regulatory affairs impacting, applicable to, and affecting the Company. Provide legal oversight, direction and management for all Company liquor licensing requirements on both a federal and state level. Such responsibilities shall be handled in coordination with the Legal Departments Senior Paralegal. Oversee, prepare and assist with the Companys development of its annual alcoholic beverage trade practice training in consultation and coordination with Companys Human Resources team. Manage and track all current, proposed or potential federal and state legislation affecting the Companys business. Draft, negotiate and finalize Company commercial agreements, including Alcoholic Beverage Distribution Agreements, Special Event Agreements, and Sponsorship Agreements. Coordinate and oversee any administrative enforcement actions on behalf of the Company under the direct supervision and oversight of the General Counsel. Coordinate with the Director of Government Affairs on preparing and providing internal analysis of proposed federal legislation and regulation, and draft model language. Prepare and submit comments to Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and track rulemaking process through publication of final rules. Communicate the effects of proposed and final rules to various audiences. Create position papers on legislative and regulatory issues in cooperation with the Office of Government Affairs. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs to educate federal executive branch officials and regulators at hearings, meetings, conferences, etc. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs with federal and state lobbyists by providing technical expertise, including provision of model legislative and regulatory language. Support Companys Director of Government Affairs to educate state officials and regulators, including governors, attorneys general, treasurers, legislators and beverage-alcohol regulators. Serve as resource providing national legislative and regulatory trends in the beverage alcohol sector. Track state and federal litigation that may have an impact on the three-tier system and/or the Company (e.g., beverage alcohol law, constitutional law, antitrust, franchise law, import/export law, etc.). Manage Companys involvement in relevant litigation (i.e., amicus curiae briefs), as well as internal litigation under the direct supervision of the General Counsel. Supervise/coordinate outside counsel. Attend, participate and serve as one of the Companys point persons at industry conferences advocating the legal and policy views of the alcohol beverage industry. Direct, oversee and handle all alcohol beverage permitting and licensing requirements for the Company. Liaise with the General Counsel on federal and state legal matters. Manage, development, and maintenance of national state alcohol law database. Handle with proficiency and autonomously any other assignments or projects assigned by the General Counsel. Serve as day-to-day legal counsel to a Company Regional President, e.g. Region Counsel.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, and/or Master of Law (LLM) degree. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Must have 10-20 years of legal experience either within a corporate or law firm setting with 5+ years as General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or Partner for a large law firm. Active membership to a Bar in the U.S, with 8 years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry is required. Trade enforcement, law enforcement and/or congressional experience strongly preferred. Litigation experience a must.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Georgia - Senior Director and Corporate Counsel
Refer job# D3A125976
 
Senior Director and Corporate Counsel
The candidate will provide support to the company's procurement, global sourcing and technology business groups. Responsibilities include working closely with internal teams to drive deals, including managing internal and external deal processes and pursuing continuous improvement in deal processes and execution (including form documentation). Will have the opportunity to draft and negotiate deal documents including software licenses, 'software as a service' agreements, integration services agreements, consulting services agreements, lease agreements and other vendor product and services agreements. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating transaction documents and actively managing deal timing and scheduling. Will have the ability to build strong relationships and effectively collaborate with business colleagues, other in-house attorneys and outside counsel.

The candidate should have a Law degree from ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing of any State Bar, preferably Georgia. Must have 5-10 years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department. Should have demonstrated experience in licensing and complex procurement. Familiarity and significant experience with licensing issues facing large, international organizations is needed. Ability to translate business requirements into contractual language, assess legal risk and work with vendors to mediate significant issues is required.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Georgia - Corporate Counsel
Refer job# DBJD25219
 
Corporate Counsel
The candidate will provide legal assistance to various individuals/departments within the company, as assigned. Will advise business units on matters requiring developed legal and counseling skills in one or more specified areas of expertise. Prepare drafts and final copies of legal documents and correspondence within an assigned area and within the scope of developed legal expertise. Prepare drafts of complex legal documents and correspondence as part of a project team with senior attorneys and management and modifies documents, as required. Identify issues, conduct legal research, prepare memoranda, and advise internal clients regarding multiple issues requiring developed skills in specified areas of expertise. Negotiate and/or approve changes to legal documents requiring an intermediate level of expertise. Manage assigned projects to completion. Assist more senior attorneys and management in higher level matters, as needed.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Should be licensed to practice law by a state in the United States. Must have 7+ years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.
 
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