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Business Law Senior Attorney

Posted May 22
Full Time
Nashville Metropolitan Area

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contracts – Drafts, reviews, and negotiates the Company’s contracts. Contracts include, but are not limited to, IT vendor agreements, service agreements, software license agreements, merchandising agreements, and transportation agreements. Responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts in a timely manner to accommodate the Company’s business needs.
  • Litigation Management – Resolve disputes prior to commencement of litigation. Respond to subpoenas. Actively manage the Company’s business litigation (i.e. product labeling, breach of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, etc.). Work closely with outside counsel to investigate claims, respond to discovery and review pleadings. Assist in determining appropriate litigation strategy. Attend mediations, hearings, and trials.
  • Regulatory Matters – Provide legal advice to the Company regarding compliance with laws, statutes, and regulations. Strong emphasis on federal regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Agriculture and US Customs. Assist business departments in mitigating state and local compliance issues, such as health inspection issues, fire marshal inspection issues, weights and measures inspections, and a variety of advertising, licensing, and regulatory issues. Work closely with store operations to develop measures to avoid compliance issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to multi-task and independently prioritize work
  • Presence and effective communication at all levels of the orginization
  • Develop pragmatic and creative solutions to business and legal matters
  • Ability to effectively negotiate a wide variety of contracts
  • Confidence to state an independent point of view
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ease of interacting with co-workers, clients and others of diverse ages, positions, and backgrounds

Work Experience &/or Education:

  • Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school required
  • Minimum of five years of legal experience including significant in-house and/or major law firm experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the retail industry is helpful, but not required.
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