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Senior Corporate Counsel

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Transactional Job #: SENIO02607 Exp.: 15+ Years
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
  • Provide prompt commercial, practical legal advice to Company’s various business units to facilitate, improve and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of overall business process
  • Work cross-functionally across the company to support transactions and initiatives for all teams
  • Scope of responsibilities will include contracts and commercial agreements, finance, marketing, sales, supply chain, real estate, and intellectual property
  • Provide clients with advice, counsel and training regarding legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for managing risk in order to mitigate legal exposure while helping to advance the Company's business objectives
  • Evaluate legal issues and risks in new business ventures initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Experience:
  • Experience working with and advising executive management
  • General corporate practice
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Strong teamwork, analytical skills, interpersonal skills and building/maintaining collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - written, oral and presentation.
  • Commercial contracts experience negotiating sophisticated and complex agreements
  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Distribution, supply and vendor agreements
  • Extensive day-to-day commercial contracts experience
  • Experience with IT agreements and software licensing

Desired Experience:
  • Consumer products or food products distribution company background
  • Manufacturing or operations experience
  • Transactional experience
  • International experience
  • FDA experience

Desired Skills and Abilities
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves practitioner
  • Extremely proactive, responsive and decisive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Collaborative; team-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive attitude
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Uncompromising ethics and integrity
  • Strong business acumen and practical intelligence
  • Enterprise thinker in addition to a functional thinker
  • Innovative/creative problem solver – ability to find legal solutions to business issues
  • Excellent judgment/common sense and discretion
  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and oral

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • A minimum of 15+ years of legal experience
  • Membership of the Washington State Bar
  • S.-credentialed law degree from a top-tier law school
  • Training at a well-respected, top-tier law firm
  • In-house experience, with a preference for prior senior level experience

Bachelors or better in Law or related field.

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