Legal Counsel (Remote)

Exp.: 5+ Years
Position Overview:
The successful applicant will ideally have J.D. with 5 years experience and ideally will be a member of the State bar; ideally California or Delaware. Relevant experience in contract review, dispute resolution, commercial litigation experience (incl collections and real estate), securities experience (UCC experience preferred) and labor & employment also preferred.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to make a mark in their career with unique legal experiences over the next 24 months and who aspires to one day become General Counsel.

The Legal Counsel of ZoomSystems will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will work closely with the Board Director designated on all strategic legal matters. Processes will be established to standardize paratmeters for all contract deal terms and to establish CEO sign off for all strategicly agreed variations (e.g. joint development of IP or exclusivity provisions). The Legal Counsel will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. The Legal Counsel will be directly involved in complex business transactions, negotiating key contracts, overseeing the work that executes over 600 annual real estate contract renewals, and managing commercial litigation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as key lawyer and legal advisor on all major business transactions, including all contracts and related administration, financing, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
  • Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted
  • Evaluation, selection, retention, management of legal fees of all outside counsel
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Structure and manage the company’s internal legal function and staff
  • Partner with HR and Finance on compliance issues and assist with investigation reports

The ideal candidate will have:
  • JD from a nationally recognized law school and/or experience at a top law firm
  • Experience with defending and prosecuting Intellectual Property
  • Experience in commercial litigation
  • Exprerience with employment law
  • Experience with securities law
  • 5 years experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position at a corporation
  • Contracts drafting, review and negotiation and related administration, specifically in Malls, Airports and other retail venues
  • Collaborates well in cross-functional teams dealing with matrixed issues
  • Clear, concise written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact comfortably with senior leaders

Position Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Admitted to a state bar ideally California or Delaware and in good standing

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