Associate General Counsel

Employer
WTS International, Inc.
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Mar 04, 2021
Closes
Mar 08, 2021
Ref
1781574252
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
WTS International, the nation's leading amenity management company, is seeking an Associate General Counsel who will work directly with the General Counsel to manage the day-to-day legal affairs of the company, provide counsel to management, and support operations in the areas of regulatory compliance and risk management. This is an exciting career opportunity for a recent graduate. Apply today for full details. The Associate General Counsel will be directly and substantially involved in a wide variety of practice areas inherent to the role of an in-house counsel. The primary responsibilities will include: Regulatory affairs and compliance: ensuring complete compliance with the regulatory and licensure requirements imposed upon our industry. Researching relevant state and local laws and regulations, timely applying for and renewing applicable licenses, and keeping informed of emerging or evolving legislation, regulations, and legal trends which may impact WTS operations. Risk management: developing effective operational risk mitigation policies and practices. Evaluating site-level incidents to advise on resolutions. Employment law: providing counsel to Operations Directors and site-level Managers on compliance with employment law. Authoring policies and developing protocols to systematically facilitate and maintain this compliance. Intervening on emerging site-level issues and advising on disciplinary action to avoid litigation. In addition to the primary responsibilities of the role, the Associate General Counsel will participate in and share responsibility for the following: Contracts: drafting, negotiating, and enforcing a wide variety of contracts including management agreements, independent contractor agreements, membership agreements, waivers and releases, licensing agreements, and the like. Corporate governance: drafting corporate-level policies and best practices informed by legal research. Interfacing with company executives in high-level steering and advisory meetings. Litigation supervision: directing outside counsel towards favorable outcomes in personal injury and employment law litigation. Preparing formal responses to the EEOC and related state agencies on pending claims. Legal research: preparing memoranda and reports for the General Counsel. The basic qualifications of the Assistance General Counsel are: D. from an accredited law school. Admission to Virginia, DC, or Maryland State Bar. Strong writing and communication abilities. An appetite for dynamic and fast-paced work with short deadlines. The ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous demands from multiple stakeholders. A desire to practice law for one single client holistically as member of its larger team and with a commitment to its long-term success. Our preferred candidate will have at least one year of experience as an active attorney whose practice has involved the following: Compliance Employment law Contract law, ideally in authoring and negotiating service contracts Business litigation, ideally contract enforcement