Antitrust and Competition Attorney / Contract Law Attorney / Corporate - General Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney / Intellectual Property - General Attorney in Chicago, IL
TC Transcontinental | Chicago, IL, United States
Industry: Legal | Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: Nov 12, 2020
Experience: 10 Years
Practice Areas: Antitrust and Competition, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Contract Law, Government and Government Relations, Corporate - General, Intellectual Property - General
Qualifications: Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. law school, strong academic background, and currently licensed and in good standing to practice law in at least one state (with ability to become licensed in Illinois within six months). 10+ years of relevant legal experience in law firm or in-house settings (ideally, a mix of both). Well-versed in general corporate and commercial contract law and knowledge of intellectual property matters. Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements (sales, purchasing, joint-development, licenses, non-disclosure). Active participation in drafting and negotiating in M&A transactions. Keen business judgment and demonstrated ability to apply legal knowledge to resolve challenges and advance Company s interests in customer- and vendor-facing commercial transactions. Affinity for vetting complex and sensitive issues within business and legal teams. Confidence to articulate identified risks to internal business partners, persistence to appropriately elevate, and the savvy to suggest and advocate creative solutions. Diligent self-starter, asks for and offers assistance to colleagues to help drive practical, solution-oriented results. Strong organizational and time management skills; comfortable multitasking, prioritizing and managing changing priorities and tight timelines. Effective written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and desire and ability to develop effective working relationships with individuals and teams with multiple and sometimes competing expectations and deadlines. Solid working knowledge of IP issues in business situations is a plus. International experience is a plus; proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Teams, Word, Outlook).
Senior Legal Counsel
Duties: Prepare, review, negotiate, and close a variety of commercial agreements with customers, suppliers and other third parties (sales, procurement, non-disclosure, joint-development, licensing, consulting and other services). Advise internal business partners on commercial issues and related compliance matters, including anti-trust and anti-corruption risks, to achieve an appropriate balance of legal risk with business results while adhering to the Company s policies and advancing its values. Help to oversee compliance with relevant laws, regulations and Company policies. Support and contribute to a healthy and safe work environment by following all workplace regulations, policies, and initiatives, including reporting all first aid injuries, accidents, and workplace hazards.