Job List - June 27, 2011
Job List, June 27, 2011
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*ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Source: Recruiters Web Site
Associate GC in San Diego for an investment advisor company which serves as a full-service independent broker/dealer with branches throughout the United States. The person's primary function will be intake, processing and responding to customer complaints and regulatory inquires through investigating, researching and evaluating claims and inquiries. They will be reporting on disclosable events to regulatory agencies. This candidate will be expected to investigate, research and evaluate claims and inquiries; gather relevant documentation and information; prepare profit and loss reviews of accounts; analyze compliance issues; prepare written responses; report disclosable events to regulatory agencies; produce various communications to both internal and external audiences; performing a variety of administrative work in the due diligence department. Please send all resumes and salary requirements to email@example.com.
*ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL / CHIEF CORPORATE COUNSEL
Sempra Energy, San Diego
This position is Sempra’s primary securities lawyer. This is a very visible and highly regarded position. It reports directly to the General Counsel, is one of the GC’s main deputies, and interacts with him and senior management on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be an expert in securities law, corporate governance, and the legal issues affecting a public NYSE-listed company. This candidate will work in close coordination with the Controller and his financial team to prepare the periodic and quarterly filings for all of Sempra’s business units. The Chief Corporate Counsel also reviews press releases and handles general disclosure issues. In addition, the candidate will work closely with Human Resources and the Corporate Secretary on a range of issues, including the annual report, proxy and shareholder proposals. If qualified, the candidate will also assist in equity and bond offerings, and some M&A and executive compensation issues. Required experience includes: graduation from an excellent law school; top academic credentials; at least 12+ years of public company securities experience and current hands-on securities experience; experience in a top tier law firm and also in-house in Corporate Finance or in the General Counsel’s office; licensed and admitted to practice law in California or able to register as in-house counsel in California. Please submit resumes (Word format preferred) to the attention of Deb Ben-Canaan via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL
Mitchell International, San Diego
Manages legal business matters pertaining to the organization with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating technology licenses with customers and vendors. Provides a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients. Acts as advisor on legal issues involving the organization’s government and regulatory compliance. Reviews legal data and advises organization on appropriate legal action to be taken. Coordinates legal matters handled by outside counsel. Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, license agreements, data privacy, and contract management. This position will report directly to the General Counsel. Scope of Responsibility: Drafting, negotiating and advising management with respect to all commercial contracts, including customer sales, supplier, licensing, and service agreements. Act as business partner that has regular interaction with business clients, upper level management and outside customers in regard to drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements and transactions. Strong interpersonal skills are key as this position will include regular interface with a highly collaborative and interactive legal and business teams. Overseeing department matters and corporate audit and compliance functions to ensure they are aligned with the objectives of the business and the legal department. Awareness of all transactions/contracts the company is engaged in including those that may be in only the preliminary stages. This will ensure limited risk exposure to the bottom line, personnel and the company's public image. To ensure the company is operating within the law at all times by being involved in all matters of company risk analysis and mitigation, including IP and products liability litigation management and matters relating to government regulation, employment and marketing/advertising. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced and dynamic legal department and work on an interesting mix of in-house matters and Client Relations. The ideal candidate is enthused about the growth potential of the position and is motivated by the opportunity to become quickly integrated into the business team. Qualifications: JD from a top accredited law school with excellent academics. A minimum of 10-12 years of solid technology licensing, corporate and SEC experience, through a combination of major law firm and in house counsel experience. Possesses a rich depth of corporate and commercial law experience, and managing litigation. Proven drafting and negotiating skills. Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed. 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. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively, work diplomatically, and foster relationships with individuals at all levels. Strong conflict management skills and ability to influence and achieve successful results. Solid organizational and time management skills. To Apply: https://www9.ultirecruit.com/MIT1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*7C9C7BBD2849C66E
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Source: Recruiter’s Web Site
Part-time Associate Corporate Counsel Duties: Will work for 20-25 hours per week). Assist and advise Management with a broad range of issues in the areas of contracts, Contract disputes, collections, employment matters and litigation Management. The successful candidate must be able to work with wide range of business partners and respond in a time constrained environment with succinct Legal and practical advice. Assist and advise Management with a broad range of operational issues, including General business law and contractual matters, disputes with clients, as well as Contract employees and corporate employees relating to non-competes. Manage outside counsel on Contract litigation. Oversee and direct collection matters, including managing outside counsel on litigation. Partner with senior counsel to provide Legal support for Management in connection with employment related Legal matters. Perform other duties as requested or required. Possess company's core competencies. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctorate degree. Admitted to California Bar, 3-5 years of experience in corporate Legal department or law firm. Litigation experience is preferred. Must be adaptable and skilled at working with wide range of communication and leadership styles. Must be comfortable working in fast paced environment and performing "triage" on variety of issues in order to prioritize. Ability and willingness to consistently adhere to company's mission statement, business code of conduct and all company policies and Customer Service standards. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=6408&key2=nwo
The Active Network, San Diego
The successful candidate will support the company with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including every type of agreement affecting the various divisions of the company e.g.: software and other technology related license agreements, NDAs/Confidentiality agreements, vendor/supplier contracts, strategic alliance agreements, license and cross-licensing agreements, marketing services agreements, subcontractor agreements, RFP’s, statements of work, state and federal government contracts, labor and employment agreements, and other commercial contracts. This is a temporary position. Requirements:
• Ability to understand, interpret and explain contractual terms and conditions and legal principles to business staff and customers and assist with negotiation strategy
• 3+ years of solid commercial contracts review and drafting experience
• Experience with regulators and regulatory compliance issues including, but not limited to, print advertising, state and federal trade and competition regulations and statutes, federal and state privacy laws, and merchant and merchant service provider and electronic payment processing rules and regulations.
• Familiarity and experience with review, drafting and negotiation of federal, state and local government contracts related to, among other things, customer facing hosted software licensing, products and services procurement and professional services.
• Familiar with MS Office applications (particularly tracked changes/redlining), as well as other document management and review/comparison systems as well as ability to work with Internet, Microsoft Outlook and other applicable computer applications/tools.
• Ability to handle and prioritize a high and diverse volume of contractual and other legal matters with limited supervision; this includes self-initiation of problem identification and resolution for company’s benefit even where not specifically pre-directed by supervisor.
• Must also be able to work in team environment to reach goals and objectives.
• Attention to detail with a commitment to maximizing mitigation of risk to the corporate client.
• Strong academic credentials.
• Ability to be pro-active and to put facts together to solve problems.
• Ability to work directly with the most senior levels of management and to effectively communicate legal issues and obtain input and decision making within tight deadlines.
• Requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and understanding of legal documents
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Assess and develop appropriate processes for legal compliance for company.
• Assess and communicate recommended training for the department
• Identify gaps or overlaps between corporate and departmental initiatives.
• Manage and resolve pre-litigation disputes and compliance matters, as well as oversee management of certain litigation matters handled by outside counsel.
Attorneys licensed to practice law within the state of California strongly preferred, but admission to practice in other jurisdictions a plus. Attorneys having experience in SEC rules and regulations, Buyer side mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters a plus, but not required. Paralegals or Contracts Administration professionals should have applicable and nationally recognized certifications in addition to direct work experience (transactions focused paralegal certification/training, MBA and/or NCMA certification preferred). Experience in the following areas is also desirable but not required: government contracting, SOX (as applied to corporate legal departments), SEC regulation and compliance, document management systems and handling, online technology business compliance, international legal matters (particularly Canada and Western Europe). Local residents preferred (no relocation). Please submit prior salary history to be considered. Please do not apply if you are looking merely to source business for your law firm and/or are otherwise not interested in a permanent role with the company. To Apply: http://recruit.trovix.com/jobhostmaster/jobhost/ViewJobPostDetails.do?title=IN-HOUSE+COUNSEL+%2f+CONTRACTS+MANAGER&jobPostId=oemux7gxkffwhnwcipg5dtvlpc&accountId=845b602983a8311e2876ae23b303d7dc29704e28&button=&action=viewDetails&tid=0207-xxxvnqijlbdi3edljotrdcelvd
LG Mobile Phones USA, San Diego
This position will report directly to the General Counsel. Primary responsibilities shall include the drafting, negotiating and advising management with respect to all commercial contracts, including customer sales, supplier, licensing, and service agreements. It is also expected that the position will be involved in all matters of company risk analysis and mitigation, including IP and products liability litigation management and matters relating to government regulation, employment and marketing/advertising. It is anticipated that there will be regular interaction with business clients, upper level management and outside customers in regard to drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements and transactions. Strong interpersonal skills are key as this position will include regular interface with a highly collaborative and interactive legal and business teams. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but fast paced and dynamic legal department and work on an interesting mix of in-house matters in connection with some of the most cutting-edge products available in today’s market. The ideal candidate is enthused about the growth potential of the position and is motivated by the opportunity to become quickly integrated into the business team. Requirements:
• JD from a top accredited law school with excellent academics
• A minimum of 5-7 years of solid corporate experience, through a combination of major law firm and in house counsel experience
• Possesses a rich depth of corporate and commercial law experience,
• Proven drafting and negotiating skills
• Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed
• 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
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively, work diplomatically, and foster relationships with individuals at all levels
• Strong conflict management skills and ability to influence and achieve successful results
• Solid organizational and time management skills
To Apply: https://law-jobs.theladders.com/job/jobboard?cr=2701801&nofx=3393812&pl=i1-L1&utm_campaign=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=Indeed
ASSOCIATE GNERAL COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
A national, full-service financial broker, has a current opportunity for Associate General Counsel, with 3+ years of experience, to join their team in San Diego. The ideal candidate is well organized, has the ability to effectively communicate, analyze legal and financial documents, and prioritize and work under tight deadlines. Ability to work well independently a must, with the desire build relationships with internal clients and work in a team environment. Candidate must have knowledge of financial and legal terminology and principles. Knowledge of US Securities laws and regulations, particularly 1933/1934 Act, Investment Advisors Ace, as well as FINRA, SEC, and state regulations a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet research skills. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to email@example.com.
IN HOUSE LITIGATION ATTORNEY
Unnamed Company, San Dieog
Litigation Attorney The candidate provides full or specialized Legal services to one or more departments. Provides guidance to Management to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur. Supervises preparation of the defense in litigation. Works with outside counsel to develop the defense; briefs and guides them and supervises their work. Directs outside counsel on whether a case should be tried or settled. Handles the high exposure cases ($100,000 or above) and/or the most complex or specialized cases. Tries cases including court appearances, Trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations. May supervise, train, or mentor other attorneys. Provides research, Legal analysis, factual information, counsel and guidance on Legal questions or issues. Prepares position papers on various Legal issues and interpretation of contractual provisions. Works closely with external clients while resolving Legal issues. Works independently in resolving Legal cases with minimal supervision. May perform additional duties as assigned. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with J.D., and admission to the Bar of at least one state. Must have 10+ years of experience in handling Construction defect and large loss General liability matters and commensurate first chair Trial experience in this field. Should have advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation Management within an Insurance organization. Should have 7+ years of Claims and/or law firm experience with a proven track record of results. A minimum 10 Jury Trials as first chair counsel is preferred. Construction defect defense and large loss file handling experience strongly favored. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software needed. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=6373&key2=nwo
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Davidson Attorneys has several immediate opportunities (both contract and direct hire) for Contracts Specialists with 3+ years of experience working in-house in a legal department. We are looking for paralegals, JD’s and attorneys with experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts, license and service agreements (specifically technology, IP, software and data) and reporting to senior executives. The ideal candidates have outstanding communication skills, strong negotiation and drafting skills, the ability to think strategically, and the desire to establish a "trusted advisor" relationship with clients and business partners. If you have the above experience, we want to hear from you! For immediate consideration, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKER”S COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, San Diego
We have an opening in our San Diego office for a Workers' Compensation Attorney. This individual will be responsible for handling a caseload of pending workers' compensation cases primarily venued at the San Diego Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Reviews files and provide analysis of legal issues to claims;
• By applying extensive legal knowledge, skill and ability, the Staff Counsel will zealously handle all phases of litigation and ethically represent the best interests of the client.
• Directs case along toward resolution/disposition
• Prepares, attends, and reports on administrative and trial proceedings
• Provides educational seminars and roundtables to the Claims Unit as needed
• Drafts pleadings, petitions, correspondence and documentation
• Analyzes and sets forth a litigation strategy on a case by case basis
• Performs legal research
• Communicates with fellow workers, including Claims, as well as attorneys outside the office, judges, and court personnel
• Law degree (LLB or JD) from an accredited law school
• At least 7 years experience and admitted into the state bar.
• Valid driver's license and member of the California State Bar.
To Apply: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/lgl/2429171614.html
Notes on Contract Work
Are you are interested in doing short-term work as an independent contractor, usually for litigation and due diligence projects, usually through an agency, and most often for law firms? We do not include these sorts of positions in this Job List, but if you are interested, there seems to be a constant demand and turn-over. So we would encourage you to contact directly our long-standing sponsor, who has extensive experience handling these sorts of placements:
402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
And as a matter of full disclosure, another local company that advertises these sorts of positions is:
4520 Executive Drive, Suite 227
San Diego, California 92121-3020
858-453-0133 · Fax: 858-453-7508
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