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The Corporate Counsel assists the Legal Department with directing, implementing, managing, coordinating, overseeing, and supervising all legal matters relating to the Firm including, without limitation, contract and document review, compliance, office leases, intellectual property matters, employment matters, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation/disputes, as needed to conduct the business of the department. The individual may have an area of focus, such as employment law.
The Counsel, in consultation with the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and/or the Vice President, Legal, advises management on various legal issues relating to the business of the Firm. For example, the Senior Corporate Counsel may be designated to assist with employment law matters, equity matters, strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions on an as-needed basis. The Senior Corporate Counsel also may be designated to manage litigation matters, including insurance notifications and outside counsel management. Additionally, the Corporate Counsel may be designated to support particular Global Served Services functions, such as Facilities, Human Resources, IT, etc. Responsibilities in this role may include assistance with international growth, risk management and corporate development initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists Human Resources with compliance, benefits, and employee relations matters.
Supports corporate equity governance as requested, such as preparing share transaction documentation, or maintain stock records.
Reviews client engagement agreements and related documents (e.g., confidentiality agreements and nondisclosure agreements).
Meets KPIs established for the Legal Department
Reviews and approves material contracts.
Reviews and negotiates facilities-related agreements, including leases, construction agreements, and tenant estoppels, and other suppliers and vendors of the Firm.
Plans and directs various aspects of the Firms legal affairs and ensures maximum protection of its legal rights.
Advises the Firm concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers, and corporate relations with general public.
Prepares business contracts and administers other legal matters.
Manages disputes, litigation and bankruptcy matters, including outside counsel management, liaison with and timely submits claims to insurance carriers,
Drafts and reviews select Firm Policies and Procedures.
Researches and performs preliminary due diligence on prospects.
Assists in obtaining required Certificates of Insurance.
Assists with client-related bankruptcy issues, including appointment of the Firm as ordinary Course Professionals.
Supports corporate foreign qualifications.
Upon request, oversees copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, and other intellectual property matters.
Reviews and negotiates software licenses, development agreements, and other IT-related documents.
Assists in managing the Firms relationship with its outside risk management professionals.
Advises on select risk management matters.
Facilitates meetings and negotiations.
Assists in the negotiation and structuring of senior credit facilities, including appropriate loan covenants, and maintenance of submissions due on recurring intervals.
Provides legal expertise to internal departments as needed.
Obtains appropriate clearance and approvals for projects, third-party engagements, and expenses.
Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for the Firm.
Reviews outside legal counsel invoices for appropriate billings, amounts and scope.
Tracks and monitors outside legal expenses, and timely submits for payment with the appropriate descriptions.
Assists with other projects as needed.
Juris Doctor Degree (JD) or equivalent and at least eight years related experience and/or training in a similar environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Commercial real estate experience preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate skills in Microsoft® Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research.
Certificates and Licenses:
JD Degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Texas required. Membership to the American Bar Association and Association of Corporate Council preferred.
This position may be assigned supervisory responsibility over the Paralegal Staff and Legal Secretary and supervisory responsibilities shall be carried out in accordance with the Firms policies and applicable laws.
Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran
Posted 2 Days AgoFull timeR0004880
Ryan offers outstanding opportunities to work in a dynamic, rapidly expanding tax services firm serving the worlds most respected Global 5000 companies. Our innovative work environment, accelerated growth path for high performers, competitive benefits package, and outstanding earning potential provide the most rewarding career experience available in the industry. Ryan employees are given the freedom to do their best work in the way they work best. With a clear understanding of expectations and accountabilities, our employees are given ownership of their time and flexibility to meet the demands of their professional and personal lives.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Ryan LLC (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Ryan, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting employment discrimination. It is our policy to take all employment actions and make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy), affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, military status, status as a disabled or other protected veteran or any other protected status under applicable law.
In addition, as a federal government contractor, the Firm maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).
It is Ryan's policy to make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact our People Group at 972.934.0022 or if you are interested in applying and need assistance to submit your application, or if you are interested in a position and believe you may require a reasonable commodation in order for you to perform its essential functions.
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*Notice to Canada Candidates In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ryan ULC will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request. Ryan welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities*.
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