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Full Time
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Corporate Counsel in the SCI operations legal group wear two hats. Primarily, operations lawyers advise location- and market-level management for the approximately 2,000 funeral homes and cemeteries owned and operated by SCI and its affiliate entities across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Subject matter areas run the entire gamut, e.g.: customer complaints, employee disputes, real estate, small-scale construction, and assisting business owners in reaching their goals and serving customers in new and creative ways while minimizing risk. The second hat is that of counsel to Service Corporation International’s corporate functions; counsel are assigned to provide legal support to various business units within SCI, e.g. treasury, tax, supply chain, etc. Candidates who enjoy collaborating with others and learning new skills will thrive in this role.

The characteristics and traits which will make for a successful Corporate Counsel are common between both functions: a drive to help others, sound judgment, unassailable ethics, and – most importantly – the interpersonal skills necessary to develop personal relationships with business owners.

Some exemplar tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing outside counsel to ensure that litigation is handled in a cost effective and efficient manner;

  • Counseling regarding legal issues that arise in affiliate locations to minimize risk;

  • Reviewing and drafting contracts for both corporate and regional management in a manner that achieves the company's objectives and reduces risk;

  • Providing legal advice to assigned area(s) of responsibility to include:

  • Consumer issues;

  • Regulatory compliance;

  • Labor & employment;

  • Trademark and copyright law;

  • Legal review of advertising and marketing copy;

  • Real estate; and

  • Preparing and conducting training for local management on various legal topics.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school

Certification:

  • Licensed to practice or eligible to become admitted to practice law in Texas

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of years of experience as an attorney (preferably with a background in litigation, labor/employment, or contract drafting)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Inter-personal skills: awareness and confidence to work effectively with colleagues, all levels of staff, executives, government and regulatory agencies, outside counsel, and professional organizations.

  • Advanced problem-solving and reasoning skills.

  • Proven negotiation and advocacy skills.

  • Skills in MS Office applications.

  • Organizational, time management, and project management skills to handle detailed work with multiple concurrent priorities and constituents.

  • Detail-oriented, flexible, and creative.

  • Ability to direct work of paralegal and administrative support staff with value placed on teamwork.

Postal Code: 77019

Category (Portal Searching): Legal

Job Location: US-TX - Houston

Job Profile ID: C00220

Time Type: Full time

Location Name: SCI Corporate Office