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