Senior Counsel (Remote)

Nashville, TN
Full Time
11-17-2021
Practice Areas: Commercial Contracts Job #: US51513697_E11 Exp.: 12+ Years
Description:
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is seeking a Senior Counsel. This role is responsible for implementing global strategy and advise management and business on legal and integrity issues relating to the relevant area(s) of responsibility to ensure full compliance with Group directives and instructions, as well as local legal regulations. The position offers the flexibility to work remote from Raleigh North Carolina, Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas or Nashville, Tennessee.

Your responsibilities
  • Provides legal advice and counsel to Hitachi ABB Power Grids management across either a broad range of legal issues, or within one specialist area, and manages dispute and litigation matters as directed.
  • Contract negotiation: Assists with negotiation of frame agreements, contracts, partnerships, and other contractual terms in collaboration with Region/Country Legal/Integrity Manager and relevant business managers.
  • Legal strategies: Anticipates and identifies legal issues of concern to management and proactively develops effective legal strategies and practical solutions.
  • Governance: Ensures good corporate governance in the area of accountability at region and country level, supports implementation of the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training and assists in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that arise.
  • Company guidelines and instructions: Contributes to the development of new Group directives/instructions based on local legislation and directives. Assists with the implementation of both local and Group legal and integrity directives and instructions and monitors on-going integrity.
  • External service providers: Manages and liaises with external service providers, including external legal counsel.
  • Training: Provides legal training and awareness for employees in the business.

Your background
  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school and bar admission in North Carolina or other State Bar and a minimum of 12 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, with 7 years commercial contracts legal experience in-house or at a law firm. Experience in litigation would be helpful.
  • Need to be practical and business-minded with an ability to present a business partner with real-world, pragmatic advice. Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment is also needed
  • Excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, research and writing skills.
  • Ability to provide competent legal advice and counsel on a wide range of legal and policy issues.
  • Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of contract law.
  • Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the United States.
  • Hiring manager prioritizing skills and experience over physical work location. The position offers the flexibility to work remote from Raleigh North Carolina, Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas or Nashville, Tennessee.

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