Corporate Counsel

Lidl US
Arlington, VA
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
SummaryThe In House Counsel provides legal advice and support to various teams across several business units within Lidl US. This position ensures that applicable business units are provided accurate and timely legal advice, and are equipped with relevant policies, procedures, and written agreements. The role minimizes the Company's legal exposure in transactions and operations, ensuring its compliance with US laws and regulations, and applicable Lidl international requirements. In addition this individual will oversee the team dedicated to obtaining food establishment, business and alcohol licenses for stores and distribution centers.What You'll DoProvide legal advice and support to business units, including executive leadership and regional management, about legal issues and risks, as well as company policies and proceduresUnderstand federal, state and local licensing regulations and develop detailed timelines to ensure licenses are obtained prior to store openingsOversee team dedicated to obtaining licenses for stores and distribution centersManage actual and potential litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial litigationProvide transactional/contractual support for specific business units, including assisting with contract negotiations and producing and reviewing contractsDevelop contract standards and provide contract samples as neededMonitor state and federal legislation and government agency enforcement priorities and advise of developments that may affect business unitsCommunicate with courts, authorities and third-party attorneys as neededProvide reports in accordance with the specifications of Management and Legal & Compliance InternationalDevelop and implement trainings on legal mattersEngage, supervise and manage outside counselWhat You'll Need2 - 4 years of professional experience in relevant legal fieldJuris Doctor (JD) Degree from an accredited US law school requiredMember in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present Certificate of Good Standing from State BarStrong contract drafting, research, analytical, and negotiation skillsStrong communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to research legal issues and provide clear and concise written and oral adviceAbility to work under pressure and to quickly adapt to changing circumstancesWhat You'll ReceiveAt Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That's why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:Medical | Dental | Vision coveragePaid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updatesIn addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave - 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.LocationHQ3500 S Clark StreetArlington, 22202Employment TypeFull-TimeExperience LevelManagementTarget Start Date02/20/2022Reference number67421