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Corporate Legal Counsel - Generalist (Employment and Transactional focus)

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 206062 

 

***This position will be located in the corporate office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.***

 

 

BASIC PURPOSE: Research, analyze and provide legal advice and counsel to executives, directors of departments, and other business clients through the exercise of discretion and independent judgment in numerous areas of labor and employment law, contract and commercial law, and general corporate transactions; develop and recommend company policies and positions on legal issues; assist in the company’s employment litigation and dispute matters and manage services provide by outside counsel; heavy contract review, drafting and negotiation work.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

       Labor and Employment

  •       Develop, draft and implement a variety of workplace policies, employee training and employment-related templates and agreements in collaboration with Human Resources and other functions as appropriate
  •       Oversee, direct and provide advice with respect to internal investigations concerning employee policy violations and complaints of discrimination, harassment, abusive conduct, workplace violence, retaliation, breach of contract, constructive dismissal and other employment-related claims
  •       Investigate, negotiate and resolve pre-litigation claims and administrative charges, and help serve as additional subject matter expert for employment litigation matters

       Transactional

  •       Draft, review, revise and negotiate varied legal documents in numerous areas of contract and commercial law and corporate transactions

        General

  •       Provide legal advice and counsel to executives, directors of departments, and other business clients, using discretion and exercising independent judgment in numerous areas of contract and commercial law, general corporate transactions, and adversarial matters
  •       Research and analyze various legal issues presented by clients and/or pertinent to business operations or matters and present results through preparation of legal memoranda and/or interaction with clients
  •       Serve as liaison between Legal Services department and certain business clients by acting as primary contact for assigned business units and representing the department on various task forces and committees
  •       Anticipate and identify potential legal issues and develop and recommend company policies and positions on same

        Administrative

  •       Pursue continuing education on industry, evolving business operations, and company business strategies
  •       Assist in educating and informing business clients on role of Legal Services department and in legal procedure
  •       Assist in managing provision of legal services by outside counsel and other legal service providers as related to assigned business units and/or matters
  • Ensure accurate billing by outside counsel on a project specific basis
  • Timely and accurately enter and update status of projects in matter management system and contracts in enterprise contract system
  • Maintain accurate time log in matter management system for work performed, as required
  • Various other tasks as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
    • Licensure: Licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar (or willing to immediately pursue Oklahoma license and a member in good standing in the state(s) where licensed)
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law in a law firm and/or as corporate counsel, with experience in employment law and transactional business, including strong contract review and drafting skills 

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office and in on-line legal research, with ability to learn new software applications and programs, ability to type efficiently and prepare own documents and correspondence without reliance on dictation, and strong drafting, negotiation and oral communication
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged stationary positions and some positioning of self to access under desk storage or low filing drawers
    • Occasional moving of equipment and/or lifting (up to 25 pounds)
    • Continuous operation of office equipment, e.g. computer keyboard, copy machine, printer, and calculator
    • Ability to perceive sound at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading
    • Occasional evening or weekend work
    • Possible infrequent overnight travel

Job Function(s): Corporate 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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