Managing Counsel

Employer
Crown Castle USA Inc
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
2128912590
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Company Summary: Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world's most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology, and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. Position Title: Managing Counsel Position Summary Each Managing Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice, counseling, and training to business partners on issues related to real estate, customer contracts, service and vendor contracts, regulatory, environmental, litigation, labor and employment, corporate matters, and/or other areas. As a senior member of the Legal team, a Managing Counsel is expected to initiate and lead special projects and to provide management support initiatives and training. Essential Job FunctionsCommunicates, interprets and translates complex legal issues to people inside and outside of the legal departmentManage own workload and work level of others in order to ensure productivity and effort; Anticipate needs and assist in shifting workloads of othersMentor and coach more junior colleaguesEffective presentation skill and comfort level public speaking abilityDynamically assess risks and weighs risk against business goal and needsResponsible for fiber licensing assistance with procedures, forms and negotiations of fiber solutions licensesRespond to legal inquiries, assisting Crown personnel with regard to legal issues as neededServe as the legal liaison to an Area, Region, or Corporate function departmentDesign and present training on legal issues to other legal department members and the companyLead special projects and initiatives; involving initiation and execution of various projects related to training on legal concepts and contract preparation, policies, procedures and standard forms.Draft and review service contracts; involving support for negotiation and preparation of service contracts pursuant to which Crown provides services to customers.Draft and review vendor contracts; involving preparation of and revisions to standard forms for use with vendors providing services to Crown.Draft and review Building Access agreementsAssist in resolution of customer disputes of terms of fiber solutions agreementsDraft and review contracts and provide counsel to Crown personnel regarding various contractSupport collections, including assistance in structuring and improving procedures and practices for collection of receivablesManage litigation and other disputes, including claim notification, tracking, managing outside counsel and internal business owners, analysis of claims and status reporting to optimize representation of Crown's interests. Education/CertificationsBachelor's DegreeJuris Doctorate from an accredited law schoolAttorney's License Experience/Minimum RequirementsTen years of related legal experienceConsistent demonstration of superior technical expertiseConsistent demonstration of Crown Castle 3B leadership qualitiesDemonstrated mastery of subject matterDemonstrated ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions Other Skills/AbilitiesAbility to guide legal department and assist in strategic decision-makingAbility to think strategically, keen business sense, results orientatedThorough knowledge of legal research and writing techniquesBasic knowledge of real estate, contract and business law, telecommunications experience usefulAbility to work independentlyAbility to work with individuals of diverse background, personalities and opinionsAbility to maintain confidentialityWorking knowledge of MS OfficeSuperior communication skills - written and verbal Organizational Relationship Reports to: VP Legal, Deputy General Counsel - Fiber or Associate General Counsel Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): Senior Attorney, Attorney, Paralegal or Senior Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Administrative Assistant or Contracts Manager Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions."A' "A' We offer a hybrid working model with 3 days in local office and up to 2 days working remotely each week. Additional Information: N/A#06022021