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Senior Corporate Counsel - Legal Operations

Req ID: J2317909

  • Ubicación
    Tampa/San Petersburgo, FL, Florida, United States of America
  • Categoría Legal
  • Publicado jueves, 9 de junio de 2022
  • Tipo Tiempo completo
  • Tipo de Empleo Empleado Permanente

Descripción del Trabajo

This position will work across practice areas within the Legal Department and other corporate functions to optimize the operations of the legal department in the most cost-effective manner achievable.  The successful candidate will bring strong legal, finance, and process optimization skills to the role, will develop strong working relationships, and act as a agent of change for the Legal Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In this newly developed role, the successful candidate assist the Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations in managing the following areas of responsibility:

Legal Department Finance Management

  • Annual Forecast development and management
  • Quarterly forecast variance analysis
  • Serve as Legal Point of Contact (POC) for Finance, Tax, Audit functions

Spend Management

  • Coordinate with Legal Operations Manager and team on:
  • Coupa
  • Tracker
  • SAP
  • Law Firm / Vendor Management
  • Outside Counsel Policies (internal)
  • External Billing Guidelines and Engagement Letters
  • Law firm RFP and Negotiation Process

Legal Services and Software Provider Management

  • Manage vendors directly or indirectly in cooperation with Global Procurement team Legal POC – Accounts Payable, Global Procurement functions

Records Management

  • Records Policy and Schedule ownership and maintenance
  • Training, communication, and daily support as RM subject matter expert for the company
  • Policy / Schedule SME in support of semi-annual Quality Audits and annual ISO audit
  • Creation and support of controls for retention of key records, such as email, in connection with Litigation / eDiscovery requirements
  • Attorney-level understanding of the risks and legal implications associated with legal holds, data spoliation, and excessive data preservation
  • LEGAL POC – Quality function (primarily), all other corporate functions, sites, and business units

Metrics

  • Quarterly management of metrics collection and preparation via Power BI framework

Legal Tech

  • Co-ownership of key legal and other technology, such as Tracker, Exterro, and DocuSign
  • Software integration troubleshooting
  • LEGAL POC – IT, AP functions

Project Management and Process Improvement

  • Development and management of project plans, RACI charts, and project team coordination
  • Process mapping and improvement for key functions within the Legal Department

The successful candidate works with limited supervision, excels at creative problem solving, manages internal and external relationships with tact, understands strategic vision, executes on plans, and communicates challenges as they arise in a professional manner.

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY

Reports to Sr. Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations  No supervisory responsibilities, but close coordination with the Legal Operations Manager, Sr. Legal Technology Coordinator, and key members of each of the practice groups within the Legal Department, as well main cross-functional points of contact

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Excellent oral and written communication, good judgement, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a changing, fast-paced, and energetic environment. An ability to communicate well with both lawyers and non-lawyers, including employees at all levels seeking advice.

Strong work ethic, motivated, able to prioritize and manage competing demands.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Finance or Business preferred
  • JD and active State Bar membership
  • 5-10 of legal experience, with 2-3 years of legal operations experience or a demonstrated interest in the field of legal operations
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