Corporate Counsel

Employer
Gate Gourmet
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Corporate Counsel, NA Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet! Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world's largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe. We are currently looking for a Corporate Counsel to join our legal team based in Reston, VA. Reporting to the General Counsel, NA, the Corporate Counsel will be responsible for handling complex legal matters and projects in all facets of gategroup business in the United States. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Draft and negotiate all legal agreements entered by or on behalf of gategroup, including customer, supplier, and vendor agreements. Draft and negotiate all contracts related to gategroup IT matters, including software as a service and licensing agreements, implementation partnerships, and intellectual property. Provides strategic counsel in all phases of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Draft and negotiate agreements related to the same. Respond to and defend gategroup entities before administrative and regulatory agencies. Conduct internal investigations as requested by the gategroup North America General Counsel. Provides legal advice related to labor and employment matters on a routine basis, including hiring, termination, labor negotiations, labor contract analysis, grievance procedures and litigation. Assists in conducting legal audits of operations to identify best practices and ensures compliance with laws. Develops and assists with development and implementation of policies and procedures as directed by the gategroup North America General Counsel. Advises business leaders and operational staff on optimal compliance practices and most appropriate mechanisms to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Participates in special projects as assigned by the gategroup North America General Counsel. Drafts legal memoranda and analysis of matters, as requested by gategroup North America General Counsel. Education: Law degree required. Work Experience: 5-7 years post-graduate professional experience in a large law firm or corporate setting. Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration) Virginia State Bar license or equivalent. Job Skills: Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas (as needed by the business): contracts, information technology (IT), employment, litigation, compliance, regulatory, procurement, taxation, M&A. Ability to evaluate matters which may have a major bearing on the conduct of the organization's business. Must have outstanding attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks without losing focus on priorities. Strong PC skills including MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required. Excellent time management skills required. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in a timely and accurate manner. Language / Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form Must be able to communicate effectively with external customers and all levels of management. Job Dimensions Geographic Responsibility: United States Type of Employment: Full time Travel %: Up to 25% may be required Exemption Classification: Exempt Internal Relationships: External Relationships: Work Environment / Requirements of the Job: Normal office environment Budget / Revenue Responsibility: N/A Organization Structure Direct Line Manager (Title): gategroup North America General Counsel Dotted Line Manager (Title, if applicable): N/A Number of Direct Reports: 0 Number of Dotted Line Reports: 0 Estimated Total Size of Team: 1 gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job: Thinking - Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills Engaging - Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People Inspiring - Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively Achieving - Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone: We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity We communicate and keep each other informed We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone's day better The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates will be required to go through Pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and/or airport fingerprinting. Gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category under applicable law. For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: #ggi#