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Legal, Compliance & Risk

Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Senior In House Counsel (Intellectual Property/Contracts)

Role Information

Job Title: Senior In House Counsel - Legal

Department: Legal

Business Unit: Administration

Reports To: Director - Legal

Supervisory Role: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary

The Senior In House Counsel - Legal assists with the organization, implementation, and leadership of the Legal Department, including coordinating all activities linked to the detection, identification, and mitigation of legal risk. In addition, the role ensures the business unit’s compliance with related Lidl International requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Represent the company in legal affairs
  • Assist with designing and implementing best practices and process improvements for the legal department
  • Collaborate with management to evaluate and execute initiatives to detect, identify, and mitigate risks
  • Oversee cross-divisional conception, coordination and implementation of central contract management
  • Develop contract standards and sample contracts, where applicable based on Legal & Compliance International templates
  • Coordinate and communicate with other departments regarding legal affairs as needed
  • Train managers and staff on legal department and development topics and give professional advice to colleagues in legal affairs
  • Execute meeting reporting obligations in accordance with the specifications of Management and Legal International
  • Manage external contractors
  • Manage contract negotiations and produce and review contracts
  • Develop, organize and implement sensitization and training courses
  • Monitor and analyze relevant legislation and jurisdiction
  • Communicate with courts, authorities and external solicitors
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Significant experience with and ability to perform trademark and trade dress clearance within tight constraints
  • Ability to research legal issues and provide clear and concise written and oral advice
  • Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • General knowledge of intellectual property and related fields including in transactions, litigation and claim settlement, and risk analysis
  • Strong technical and presentation skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

 

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited US law school
  • 5 years of experience in related field
  • Member in Good Standing of at least 1 state bar required (Virginia preferred); must be able to present certificate of Good Standing from State Bar
  • Experience reading and interpreting regulations, laws, and statutes

 

Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Experience with trademark litigation
  • Experience at a mid- to large law firm in relevant field
  • In-house experience at large national or international company
  • Retail experience - candidate has (i) handled legal matters for large national retail chain clients while working at law firm; or (ii) worked in the legal department at a large national retail chain

 

Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time

 

Travel Requirements

  • This position commutes between stores, regional offices and/or distribution centers less than 25% of the time
  • This position requires overnight domestic travel less than 25% of the time
  • This position requires overnight international travel less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train

Preferred

 
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Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

At a Glance

Location: 

Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  15781

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