Attorney, Legal Contracts - maurices

Ascena Retail Group in Duluth, MN

  • Industry: Legal - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Position Overview:

The Contracts Attorney is primarily responsible for contract review, tracking and negotiation. They will also assist the legal team on a variety of legal matters including copyright and trademark review and corporate matters.

Prepare, negotiate, resolve and/or review contracts and correspondence

  • Through a general understanding of the business, understands implications behind each contract/issue.
  • Reviews and reacts to both explicit and implicit language in contracts; asks appropriate questions and seeks clarity where needed.
  • Builds relationships and consensus ensuring win-win outcome.
  • Uses exceptional oral and written communication skills to resolve disputes, clarify or answer questions.
  • Looks for creative ways to address issues/solve problems; uses resources (internal/external) appropriately.
  • Documents presented for signature are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Manages contract database to ensure completeness and timeliness of contract lifecycle.

    Copyright and trademark review for merchandise teams.

  • Learns legal process and best practices for reviews/searches.
  • Understands business risk and advises based on company standards.
  • Provides organized and timely responses.

    As needed, serves as a general legal resource for other departments (as directed by AVP-Associate General Counsel)

  • Collaborates well with individuals at all levels; builds strong external resources; offers solid counsel/advice. 
  • Researches all angles of an issue before attempting to solve the problem.
  • Work Experience & Education Requirements:

    Education: 

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; must be licensed to practice law in at least one US state or applicable jurisdiction
  • Experience: 

  • One+ year relevant corporate legal experience
  • One + year contract experience required
  • Skills/Traits/Personal Characteristics:

  • Must be skilled in building cross-functional, cross-division and external partnerships
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills

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