Job List - October 3, 2011
Job List, October 3, 2011
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*IN HOUSE EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL
PETCO, San Diego
Source: Member Referral
National Corporation with San Diego headquarters is seeking an employment attorney to join its Law Group. The position reports to Senior Employment Counsel and requires regular and direct contact with Senior Management, including the Vice President and General Counsel of the corporation. Provide legal advice on a wide range of employment matters on a day to day basis to include, but not limited to, employee relations, terminations, discipline, wage and hour compliance and disputes, investigations, leaves of absence, employment agreements, benefits and related matters. Coordinate with Employee Relations/HR team and others within the company to manage/oversee administrative agency matters. Monitor legislative developments to ensure continued compliance with national and local employment labor laws and regulations. Draft litigation hold memoranda/notices and manage company’s litigation hold processes. Position entails a high degree of responsibility and maturity. REQUIREMENTS: Candidates will have 4 to 6 years employment specialty experience in a major law firm (additional in-house experience is a plus). Experience in representing a national retailer or retail organization is preferred. Candidates should have a comprehensive understanding of and expertise in employment law matters to include claims related to wage and hour matters, wrongful termination, reductions in force, discrimination, harassment, personnel policies and all aspects of agency compliance. Candidates should have solid experience in corporate counseling, representing corporations in EEOC/state agency administrative matters (including drafting position statements), discovery matters and conducting investigations. Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills are essential to the successful performance of this position. The candidate should have a proven problem-solving ability, strong work ethic, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. The candidate must have strong academic credentials and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California. RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provide ongoing legal advice and counsel to Senior Level Management and Human Resource professionals on range of employment matters, including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, termination and employee benefit issues.
* Work with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic advice and counseling in all aspects of employment law.
* Monitor legislative developments and anticipate and guard against legal risks involving the company (and provide cost benefit analysis when identifying risks).
* Draft and review employment-related policies and agreements.
* Prepare and/or review company submissions to the EEOC and other state and/or local agencies.
* Represent company in employment matters in front of various federal, state and/or local agencies.
* Demonstrate ability to effectively work with all levels in the Corporation and prioritize conflicting demands.
* Research and analyze various legal issues and render opinions as requested by Senior Employment Counsel and/or General Counsel.
* Draft employment agreements and other employment-related documents.
* Provide legal advice in connection with internal employment-related investigations.
* Oversee litigation hold/preservation processes in litigation matters, including drafting of litigation hold memoranda/ notices in employment-related agency and court-filed disputes.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Unnamed Software Company, San Diego or San Jose
Source: Member Referral
Responsibilities: Negotiate customer contracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and customer requirements. Draft and review non-routine or specialized contracts, terms and conditions, including RFPs. Identify contractual risks and issues and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions. Liaise with finance, legal and other business units for approval of language on specific areas of expertise. Experience: At least three years experience preparing and negotiating software license agreements. Experience with US government procurement legal requirements a plus. Ability to exercise independent judgment, creativity and analysis. Legal degree (J.D.) or contract management certification a plus. Previous training in dealing with intellectual property and contract issues a plus. Previous experience in Software as a Service (Saas) business model a plus. Attorneys with 0 to 2 years of experience who want to work on commercial transactions in an in-house environment strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Linh if interested: email@example.com.
*IN HOUSE HEALTHCARE COUNSEL
UCSD, San Diego
The candidate will be responsible for the wide range of Legal issues associated with a major academic Medical center and research university, including: health care anti-fraud and abuse compliance matters, health information privacy matters, health care transactions and affiliations, managed care disputes, federal health care program reimbursement matters, compliance with restrictions on tax-exempt entities, health professional and facility accreditation/licensure, human subject research protections, Medical Staff and peer review matters, compliance with UC policy; and other issues as they arise or are assigned. Reports to and works in collaboration with the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel - Health Law and Medical Center Services, and provides Legal services to the Group. Coordinates with other offices, such as the Office of Risk Management, the Office of Contracts and Grants Administration, and the Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Services Office, as appropriate. Provides advice and counsel related to the operation of a comprehensive academic health sciences campus and Medical center. The candidate should be a licensed California attorney having 8+ years of Legal experience with significant experience in health care-related law. Should have knowledge of and experience with academic research, in a university environment, and associated issues of health system and governmental relations. Must have superior academic qualifications, with strong analytic, Writing, and client consultation skills. Should have active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California (or eligibility for immediate membership). Application Deadline: October 10, 2011. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=9629&key2=nwo
QUALCOMM, San Diego
Advise and assist with a broad range of issues in the areas of general business law, contracts, intellectual property, and the legal implications/considerations of business and technical strategies and projects, with special emphasis on research and development projects. This position is based in Qualcomms San Diego Headquarters and reports to one of the Vice Presidents in corporate legal. The position requires a highly experienced transactional attorney with a broad range of transactional and technical experience. The position will focus on negotiating, reviewing, drafting and overseeing a wide range of transactional arrangements, including inbound and outbound licensing intellectual, manufacturing agreements with OEMS and other suppliers, development agreements, purchase agreements, open source licenses, services agreements related to servicing of hardware and software, and consulting agreements. The successful candidate must have a strong technical background and be able to understand and contribute to a strong team of highly competent engineers in finding legal solutions for research and development projects. The successful candidate must be experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements, amendments and other legal documentation in a broad spectrum of types of transactions. The successful applicant will work closely with the company's engineering, manufacturing, procurement and other departments. Other legal tasks as required.
More than 10 years experience overall required, including at least two years law firm experience at a top tier law firm. At least two years experience and demonstrated success as in-house counsel for technology-based company; with particular emphasis on contract drafting and negotiation, and with technology development and licensing (including licensing of software, know-how and patents). Must have solid understanding of contract law and the ability to identify and handle issues in many disciplines, with particular expertise in intellectual property and commercial law. Must have comfort dealing with scientific and technical terminology. Strong technical skills focused on electrical engineering and/or computer science are required, and individuals with advanced degrees will have an advantage. Flexibility and willingness to work on all types of matters, large and small, is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent drafting skills are also required. The ideal candidate will be able to understand complex technical issues and to explain complex ideas to non-lawyers so that they understand it. Must be a team player. Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is required. Juris Doctor degree required. Graduate from an ABA recognized law school. Membership of a state bar is required and a member of the CA Bar preferred. To Apply: https://jobs.qualcomm.com/public/jobDetails.xhtml?requisitionId=1889408&page=jobSearch
Port of San Diego, San Diego
The San Diego Unified Port District is seeking an attorney to serve as Port Attorney (General Counsel). This position is a very visible and strategically key position for the Port. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience, the California bar and expertise working with public agencies. Most of the legal work is done in-house. Therefore, in addition to handling the administrative functions, the ideal candidate will be expected to handle certain legal matters personally. The Port Attorney must also have experience mentoring and overseeing a legal team. The ideal candidate must have an excellent personality, be self-confident, secure and easygoing, with the ability to get along with many different personality types. The Port has retained the services of Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis for this search. Resumes sent directly to the Port will be forwarded to our firm. Please submit resumes to the attention of Deborah Ben-Canaan via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IN HOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
The candidate will provide Legal support to other departments within the company. Will be part of a team of attorneys whose primary responsibility is to review and negotiate all business transactions on behalf of company, and to manage other Legal issues common to a large, International organization. Draft, review and negotiate various business and Commercial agreements including supply and Distribution agreements, agency agreements, non-disclosure agreements and license agreements. Provide Legal advice to the company on business transactions. Assist in monitoring, maintaining and implementing various corporate governance practices and policies. Handle Legal Claims and/or lawsuits involving the company. The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school. Should be a member in good standing of at least one State Bar, preferably California. Must have 5 years of Legal experience with an emphasis on the review and negotiation of contracts and other business transactions. Experience in the telecom Industry in the enterprise sector is beneficial. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=8351&key2=nwo
Unnamed Company, San Diego
The candidate will provide Legal support to other departments within the company. Will be part of a team of attorneys whose primary responsibility is to review and negotiate all business transactions on behalf of company, and to manage other Legal issues common to a large, International organization. Draft, review and negotiate various business and Commercial agreements including supply and Distribution agreements, agency agreements, non-disclosure agreements and license agreements. Provide Legal advice to the company on business transactions. Assist in monitoring, maintaining and implementing various corporate governance practices and policies. Handle Legal Claims and/or lawsuits involving the company. The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school. Should be a member in good standing of at least one State Bar, preferably California. Must have 5 years of Legal experience with an emphasis on the review and negotiation of contracts and other business transactions. Experience in the telecom Industry in the enterprise sector is beneficial. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=7835&key2=nwo
IN HOUSE REAL ESTATE COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Underwriting Counsel Primary responsibilities: Provides underwriting support and expertise to First American employees and agents regarding the issuance of Insurance coverage for Energy transactions. Reviews complex or problem titles with significant Financial implications/risk. Collaborates with customers and company's underwriters on custom Insurance solutions for Energy transactions. Utilizes underwriting guidelines and company's best practices to ensure compliance with state regulations and within delegated authority levels and Company guidelines. Accepts, rejects or modifies new and/or renewal business to ensure a profitable book of business. Qualifications : Bachelor's degree. Juris Doctor Degree is preferred. 3-5 years of real estate transactional experience in the Legal profession, preferably in the renewale energy or Title Insurance industries. Multi-jurisdictional experience preferred. A high-output Leader capable of also playing the role of transaction Manager and directing other personnel in large, complex multi-state transactions. Creative, collaborative approach to complicated, high-liability risk assessments. Strong Project Management skills. Strong decision-making skills. Ability to build relationships and create rapport. Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow up. Some Travel may be required. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=7866&key2=nwo
CONSULTANT, IP COUNSEL
Life Technologies, Carlsbad
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Lead Counsel - Litigation, the Sr. Counsel - Litigation is directly responsible for litigating disputes before tribunals, including U.S. and foreign courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies, with an emphasis on patent infringement and related commercial disputes. The Sr. Counsel - Litigation will directly litigate disputes, and will manage outside counsel. The qualified candidate will be a highly experienced litigator, and will directly carry out many litigation tasks , such as drafting and filing complaints, answers, motions, discovery requests and responses, taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, and possibly trying cases. A demonstrated ability to effectively litigate and control costs is a key requirement. Superb negotiation skills and excellent communication skills are also required. Additional requirements: Minimum of 5-7 years of significant patent analysis and litigation experience. Must be admitted to a State bar or the District of Columbia. Major law firm and in-house experience are desired. An advanced degree in life sciences (Biology, Engineering or Chemistry) or equivalent technological background, and registration in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, are also desired. To Apply: http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/8/f/8f6561779ebda959eb62175bab2478a3@endecaindex&c=1&source=20&cmpid=AG:7&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
IP Litigation Counsel Duties: Will be responsible for providing Legal advice and representation to businesses involved in patent litigation and related Legal issues. The attorney will personally manage and lead team comprised of internal and external resources to achieve cost effective and successful outcomes. Key responsibilities include the development of case strategies and budgets as well as active involvement in patent litigation matters, which typically will include the factual investigation, pretrial pleadings, discovery and motions practice and dispute resolution (whether by settlement, Trial, or ADR). Will also provide opportunities to become involved in preventative initiatives and the development and Delivery of training on various Legal subjects. Requirements : A J.D. degree and 6-10 years of experience as an employment in patent litigation as a private practice Litigation Attorney or in-house litigation counsel will be considered. State Bar membership and excellent academic credentials. Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering or other technical discipline preferred. A broad knowledge of patent litigation and procedures. Litigation-team Management experience, excellent oral and written Communications skills, and human relations skills. A technical background and registration in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=8546&key2=nwo
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL COUNSEL
SDG&E, San Diego
Responsibilities may include compliance counseling, strategic advice and planning, permitting, agency negotiations and advocacy, enforcement matters, and controversy. Candidates must demonstrate excellent legal analysis, writing, and communications, they must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, and they must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. The ideal candidate will have excellent academic credentials, eight or more years of environmental legal experience, with particular expertise in air quality and water quality issues. Knowledge of the utility industry is also desirable. To Apply: https://www.sdge.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=9817&CurrentPage=1&sid=141
Hyundai Capital America, Irvine
The essential purpose of this position is to limit risk to Hyundai Capital America (HCA) by providing legal guidance concerning legal and regulatory requirements and managing litigation. The Senior Counsel – Compliance provides legal and regulatory advice concerning business issues, policies, procedures, communications, forms and documents, and advises on contractual matters, dealer and customer complaints and concerns, and licensing and regulatory matters. This attorney also oversees defense of litigation brought against HCA by consumers in order to limit harmful precedents and financial exposure.
Secondary functions of the position.
• Provide legal support to the finance company regarding compliance with applicable state and federal laws including Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, Regulations Z, M and P, Service members Civil Relief Act and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and applicable state laws. Monitor changes to applicable law and regulation
• Review, revise and update finance company policies and procedures in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Recommend areas of process review, and communicate needed changes to appropriate business and operational units. Assist with and advise on training of employees and management in laws governing HCA
• Provide legal advice concerning licensing and bank examination issues including compliance with corrective measures required as a result of examinations
• Review and resolve complaints from customer counsel and government agencies including state attorneys general
• Provide legal advice with respect to customer concerns and complaints, including delinquencies, extensions, repossessions, recovery and remarketing issues, relating to lease and retail accounts
• Oversee defense of pending HCA litigation, including supervision of outside counsel, review of pleadings, responses, discovery, motions and other documents, communication of significant decision points and recommendations to senior management, and reporting on litigation matters
• Provide legal advice for dealer agreement issues including review of dealer requests for agreement revisions, contract interpretation, and advising on dealer defaults, disputes and HCA remedies
• All other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Juris Doctor Degree
• Member in good standing of State Bar of California
• Six to eight years relevant law firm and/or in-house compliance and litigation experience, with focus upon providing legal and regulatory advice to finance sources
• Excellent writing, analytical and issue-spotting skills
• Ability to research in a thorough and effective manner and to distill complex legal requirements into a usable framework
• Skilled in use of usual technology, and ability to become proficient on CaseTrack, Counselor Library, WESTLAW, and other legal research tools and software
• Willingness to undertake substantial and diverse job responsibilities
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of varied backgrounds and skill levels
• Effective time management, work ethic, and attention to detail
How to Apply
Please send your resume along with cover letter and salary history to: HR@hcamerica.com. Included requisition number, position title and your name on the subject line. Attachment must be in MS Word or plain text format.
Notes on Contract Work
Are you are interested in doing short-term work as an independent contractor, usually for litigation and due diligence projects, usually through an agency, and most often for law firms? We do not include these sorts of positions in this Job List, but if you are interested, there seems to be a constant demand and turn-over. So we would encourage you to contact directly our long-standing sponsor, who has extensive experience handling these sorts of placements:
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San Diego, CA 92101
And as a matter of full disclosure, another local company that advertises these sorts of positions is:
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San Diego, California 92121-3020
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