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Associate General Counsel

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), General Counsel

 

Summary

The associate general counsel will report to the general counsel and will act as a senior attorney providing timely and responsive legal services to a diverse range of university constituencies (e.g., the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, presidents of the branch campuses, senior management and a variety of others).

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides legal representation on a diverse range of legal matters including claims management, litigation, compliance with local, state, federal and international law, faculty and student matters and university policies
  • Drafts, negotiates, reviews and revises complex contracts and a diverse range of other documents for the university
  • Advises university personnel on legal exposure and risks by conducting legal research and analysis and monitoring current and developing legal matters and trends to anticipate and identify potential issues and assist with developing solutions
  • Manages litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Manages various legal compliance matters, as well as internal and government investigations
  • Manages and consults with outside counsel in a cost-effective manner
  • Prepares and presents training programs to employees on various areas of the law affecting the university
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

  • Earned juris doctorate
  • Eight or more years of experience practicing law; the experience may be exclusively with a nationally recognized law firm or a law firm of similar caliber or a combination of law firm and in-house experience
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia
  • Eight or more years of experience practicing law; the experience may be exclusively with a nationally recognized law firm or a law firm of similar caliber or a combination of law firm and in-house experience
  • Admitted to the Rhode Island Bar or be admitted upon hire, within the time required pursuant to Rhode Island law

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education experience
  • Transactional experience

 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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