Job List - March 19, 2012
Job List, March 19, 2012
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*ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
Bridgepoint Education, San Diego
The Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Services position is a full-time employment opportunity. Reporting to the SVP/Secretary/General Corporate Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Services will assists in protecting an organization's legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff and manages the operations of legal department. Responsible for identifying, analyzing and making clear recommendations on legal issues, executing on litigation strategies and assuring legal compliance. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others in the legal department. Essential Job Duties: Prepares and renders legal opinions and oversees research services to the SVP/Secretary/General Corporate Counsel, Executive/Senior Management and the Board of Directors; In the absence of the SVP/Secretary/General Corporate Counsel, attends and provides legal advice at meetings of the Board of Directors and such other meetings as the Executive Leadership Team directs; Assists in drafting legal documents, Board policies, rules and regulations, resolutions, applications of diverse kinds and other legal or related documents upon request; Keeps abreast of legislation relating to higher education and general corporate governance; Represents the organization at state and federal workshops and seminars relating to legal services and participates in in-service programs with staff to limit exposure to liability; Attends various negotiating sessions, grievance hearings, administrative hearings, arbitration or appeals and provides legal advice and counsel; Oversees the developing and delivery of staff training sessions and workshops; In consultation with the SVP/Secretary/General Corporate Counsel selects, monitors and manages outside law firms in various areas; In consultation with SVP/Secretary/General Corporate Counsel and Executive Management, develops litigation strategies where necessary; Advises Executive Leadership on occasional special transactional or corporate projects; Advises Executive Leadership on legal aspect of the company's finances, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities; Analyzes legal and business risks and proposes creative, business-oriented solutions; As necessary, participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs, and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters; When asked by Executive Leadership, responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies, members, and business community; Supervises legal staff and operations of the department; and conducts all duties in a manner to enhance the image and culture of the organization. Core Competencies: Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization. Communication: Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships. Service: Encompasses the company’s core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community. Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility. Leadership Competencies: Leading Change: This competency serves as the foundation of the Leadership competency model as it aligns the behaviors and characteristic of the individuals with the organization’s mission and core values. Inherent in this competency is the individual’s ability to balance change and continuity; to continually strive to improve organizational framework; to create a work environment that encourages innovation; and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity. Leading People: The second leadership competency involves the ability to maximize human capital by fostering an environment that encompasses the organization’s culture and execute the mission, goals and core values. Business Acumen: This competency involves the ability to understand and administer business information cross departmentally in a manner that inspires confidence, instills trust and accomplishes the organization’s goals. Building Communication: The fourth leadership competency encompasses written and verbal communications of facts and ideas as well as developing a professional network inside and outside the organization. Driving Results: The final competency stresses accountability and continuous improvement through decision making, execution and producing results. Minimum Requirements: Minimum of 7 years of professional legal experience in one or more relevant legal areas; Skill in interpreting applicable federal and state laws and county office policies and procedures; Skill in conducting information and organizing material into manageable form; skill in applying data collected to resolve problems; Skill in formulating recommendations, proposals and counter proposals; Skill in preparing and presenting effective written and oral reports, recommendations and procedures; Ability to develop, maintain and coordinate effective relationships with appropriate groups; and strong presentation and negotiation skills, solid business instinct and judgment. Preferred Qualifications: 2 years previous experience as an Assistant, Deputy or Associate General Counsel. Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; and preferred admittance to the California State Bar. Note: This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee requires dexterity in using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Communication Skills: While performing Duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations. Mental Demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions. Work Environment: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, and the noise level is usually quiet to moderate. To be considered an applicant, all interested and qualified parties must apply through the Bridgepoint Education online employment application system. For additional information about our organization, please visit www.bridgepointeducation.com.
*LEGAL COUNSEL (CORPORATE R&D)
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 a Vice President, 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, 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 transactions. The successful applicant will work closely with the company's engineering, manufacturing, procurement and other departments. Other legal tasks as required. More than 5 years experience overall required, including at least two years law firm experience at a top tier law firm 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 advantageous. 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. Bachelors + Law School + Must be a member of the California State Bar or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel in California. To Apply: https://jobs.qualcomm.com/public/jobDetails.xhtml?requisitionId=1897049&page=jobSearch&jobSearch&source=Indeed_organic
*IN HOUSE COUNSEL
Sony, San Diego
Sony Electronics headquartered in San Diego, CA, is currently looking for an Attorney who will provide in-house counsel for one or more of Sony Electronics' business units. A key function of your role will be to negotiate and draft complex legal documents between Sony Electronics and external parties. Depending on the business unit, such agreements may include service contracts, technology and software licenses, marketing and advertising agreements, outsourcing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, sales agreements and distributor and reseller agreements. You may also review advertising and marketing materials for some of the consumer marketing groups. Depending on Law Department needs, you may assist as necessary with various aspects of litigation including directing outside counsel activities, contributing to strategic analysis, assisting with discovery, and providing cost control recommendations. You will facilitate management decisions by explaining potential liability exposure commensurate with business opportunities. You will provide legal training for members of your business unit(s) as well as provide input to or direct contract administrators in the department. To Apply: https://sony.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=143387&src=JB-10462
*SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Fortune 500 Company seeks Senior Legal Counsel to draft, negotiate and close a wide range of technology transactions-related arrangements, such as for consumer electronics development, software development, software licensing, outsourcing, security, systems integration, supply and professional service agreements. Coordinate with multiple internal departments such as Product Management, Engineering and Program Management functions, as well as Export Compliance, Open Source, Patent Licensing, Patent Creation, Nondisclosure, and Strategic IP, to advise and support development of FLO TV products and services. Advise as to product regulatory compliance. Should have a J.D. from accredited law school. Should be a member in good standing with California State Bar. Should have strong educational pedigree. Transactional experience and demonstrated success at top-tier law firm, preferably 5-7 years. In-house experience (3+ years) and demonstrated success as in-house counsel for companies involved in consumer electronics, digital media, telecommunications and software industries. Experience with consumer electronics regulatory compliance, patent licensing and open source is highly desirable. Understanding of emerging media distribution technologies a significant plus. 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. Must be a team player. Some international as well as domestic travel may be required. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=4539&key2=nwo
*CORPORATE COUNSEL, LEGAL AFFAIRS, CONTRACTS
NuVasive, San Diego
The successful candidate will support the company with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including sales agreements, manufacturing/supplier contracts, consulting agreements, pre & post market study agreements, software and other technology related license agreements, marketing services agreements, labor and employment agreements, and other commercial contracts. Ability to understand, interpret and explain contractual terms and conditions and legal principles to business staff and customers and assist with negotiation strategy. Works with various other internal departments to make sure that all Company needs are met in the drafting and negotiating process. Analyzes and administers the Company’s contracts process and makes changes as necessary. Create and update forms as applicable. Effectively communicates with internal clients to deliver excellent legal service. Works on other matters at the direction of the Sr. Director, Legal Affairs. Thorough knowledge and understanding of general contract terms and structures with the ability to effectively analyze and respond to contractual redlines in writing and orally. Significant experience in drafting, negotiating, and revising standard, non-standard, and complex custom contracts. Strong interpersonal communication skills; teamwork/collaboration, analytical and problem solving capabilities. Attention to detail. Contracts Attorney with 3+ years of experience working in-house in a legal department. Strong preference to experience within a medical device company or life sciences company. Outstanding academic credentials (excellent academic record at top tier law school). Member of California bar. To Apply: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=JHP2LV6MGNGCRJX81X1
*IN HOUSE HEALTHCARE COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, Oceanside
The candidate will work as part of the Healthcare Law Group. Will advise internal clients on a wide variety of matters related to commercialization of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical products, with a focus on FDA labeling and promotional matters, fraud and abuse laws, Product liability, and other Legal and regulatory issues affecting the sale and promotion of biotech drugs. May spend part of the time assisting company's development and Medical affairs organization with contracts and Legal requirements for Clinical development activities within and outside the United States. Should have a J.D. degree with Bar admission and 5+ years of experience, including 3+ years advising clients in FDA-related labeling and promotional Legal matters, preferably with experience in an in-house setting. Candidate with experience advising mid- to senior-level managers would be preferred. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=15889&key2=nwo
*SENIOR COUNSEL – CORPORATE LAW
Unnamed Company, San Diego
The candidate will be responsible for providing Legal support on a wide variety of transactional matters for company. This support includes assisting with the analysis of potential domestic and International transactions and Drafting and negotiating such transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development and other arrangements, and the Drafting and negotiating of documents relating to such transactions. The candidate should have 7+ years of experience in corporate transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Experience with project Finance, International transactions or the energy Industry are a requirement. Additional experience in real-estate matters is a plus. Should ideally have experience with a well established law firm and/or a corporate Legal department. Must demonstrate the ability to analyze complex business situations and develop recommendations which meet the company's Legal and business needs. Should also have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to Management, possess strong document Drafting and negotiating skills and experience, and exercise independent judgment. We are seeking a team player with good personal skills and the ability to work well under pressure and multi-task. Some Travel may be required. To Apply: http://www.gcconsulting.com/joblisting.php?id=15779&key2=nwo
*IN HOUSE COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, Carlsbad
Company dealing in Intellectual Property is seeking to hire someone immediately. This is a permanent position, however the first six months will be a trial period. After the first three months, there will be a performance review. This position will require 40-60 hour workweeks. Qualifications:
• Licensed to practice law in California and New York
• 8 years of litigation and trial experience; Do Not Apply unless you have at least 8 years.
• Assistance in Appellate work.
• Must be flexible and a team player
• The ability to adapt, take on and handle new and different tasks.
• Able to work independently
• Eager and willing to dive right in and also to further learn and grow.
• Drafting summary motions, deal work, IP (trademark, copyright) and general transactional matters.
• Reviewing and evaluating motion picture titles for chain of title, copyright ownership, distribution rights and film title rights.
• Right of Publicity, Trademark Lanham Act, Copyright in novel areas, Character Rights and Anti Trust
• Research and Trademark protection
• Handling non-complex general business litigation from start to finish, including law and motion practice, discovery, and trail, if necessary.
• Drafting and negotiating general business contracts.
• Litigating breach of contract claims and business litigation for the company.
• Performing duties of lead counsel and co-counsel with expert in litigation.
• Performing legal research, and writing briefs, memoranda
• Ensuring court deadlines are met and court rules and procedure are followed.
• Content acquisition and licensing deals.
To Apply: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/lgl/2893071824.html
*IN HOUSE COUNSEL
Unnamed Company, San Diego
Financially Distressed Property Asset Firm is looking for an experienced attorney licensed in the state of California to help with the following.
• Advising partners and managers
• Dealing with clients
• Drafting a firm set of rules and regulations for all companies
• Representation in negotiations and court procedures
We are a growing company in a thriving industry and need representation and advice from in-house counsel as we navigate these treacherous waters of our current economy. If you are a licensed attorney in the state of CA and interested in coming to work for a well funded reputable company that has an un-compromised reputation please forward us your resume immediately. To Apply: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/lgl/2879492140.html
Unnamed Company, San Diego
• Sorrento Valley biotech company seeks an experienced corporate attorney to support their business development, vendor and regular business activities in the U.S. and internationally. Must have experience working with executives to review, draft, modify and negotiate a wide range of agreements and assist with certain compliance related matters. May also handle other corporate legal matters depending upon experience.
• Quickly and efficiently tracks, drafts, reviews/modifies and negotiates agreements, including license, purchase, sales, affiliate, distribution, services, statements of work, advisory board, non-disclosure agreements, consulting, insurance, lease and other commercial agreements.
• Ensures contracts are in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and company policies, procedures and practices.
• Foresees, assesses, and advises regarding potential benefits and risks within contracts and associated business practices, and where appropriate recommends alternatives or otherwise protects against such risks to achieve business objectives consistent with applicable law.
• Interacts directly and effectively with company executives, proposing creative, pragmatic assessments and solutions to moderately complex issues.
• Conducts legal research on Westlaw and other on-line computer research databases and develops and tracks information.
• Advises management on other legal matters based on experience.
• May hire and supervise outside counsel, including budget and invoice administration, as required, depending upon experience.
• Law degree from an accredited law school
• Member of the California Bar
• Minimum of 5-8 years of experience as a practicing attorney in contracting and corporate matters
• A combination of work experience in a major or mid-sized law firm and a global organization's legal department is preferred; experience working with entrepreneurial companies is preferred; public company experience is a plus
• Solid issues-spotting and risk-assessment skills, including liability risks
• Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills and excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work autonomously and in collaborative settings with a strong sense of urgency
• Analytical, creative, can-do, quick, and decisive approach to solving problems and evaluating opportunities
• Demonstrated ability to create solid working relationships within the company and partner effectively with business clients to achieve business objectives
• Handles and preserves company confidential information and data
• Not required, however considered a plus for any candidate:
o Corporate law, e.g., resolutions, forms, stock, etc.
o Employment and labor law, compensation and benefits
o Laboratory, health care, physician and medical device laws
o Technology law
o Product liability
• Competently utilize MS Outlook and Office Suite
• Flexible schedule allowing for on-demand and weekend work based on business need
* Must have healthcare experience
To Apply: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/lgl/2900170375.html
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, San Diego
Source: Sempra Web Site
To develop, coordinate, supervise and administer the provision of complex legal services for an assigned Business Unit, under the direction of the General Counsel and in conjunction with Directors of various practice areas. Work includes: mergers & acquisitions, project financing, project development, and joint ventures.
- Interact with the Business Unit executives and upper management of other client groups.
- May include supervision and training responsibility for less experienced attorneys.
- Primarily responsible for oversight on specific legal cases or material transactions
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Requires a J.D. or LL.M from an accredited law school, and be a member in good standing of the California Bar or another U.S Jurisdiction. Typically requires 8 or more years of relevant experience. Must have excellent legal analysis, writing, and communications skills.
- Sitting at desk; significant time in front of the computer; must be willing to travel.
To Apply: https://www.sempra.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=517&sid=15
NuVasive, San Diego
The successful candidate will support the company with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including sales agreements, manufacturing/supplier contracts, consulting agreements, pre & post market study agreements, software and other technology related license agreements, marketing services agreements, labor and employment agreements, and other commercial contracts. Ability to understand, interpret and explain contractual terms and conditions and legal principles to business staff and customers and assist with negotiation strategy. Works with various other internal departments to make sure that all Company needs are met in the drafting and negotiating process. Analyzes and administers the Company’s contracts process and makes changes as necessary. Create and update forms as applicable. Effectively communicates with internal clients to deliver excellent legal service. Works on other matters at the direction of the Sr. Director, Legal Affairs. Thorough knowledge and understanding of general contract terms and structures with the ability to effectively analyze and respond to contractual redlines in writing and orally. Significant experience in drafting, negotiating, and revising standard, non-standard, and complex custom contracts. Strong interpersonal communication skills; teamwork/collaboration, analytical and problem solving capabilities. Attention to detail. Contracts Attorney with 3+ years of experience working in-house in a legal department. Strong preference to experience within a medical device company or life sciences company. Outstanding academic credentials (excellent academic record at top tier law school). Member of California bar. To Apply: https://nuvasive.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=744&company_id=16151&version=1&jobBoardId=1112
SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL
Magellan Healthcare, San Diego
This position is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to corporate officers, managers and employees of the Corporation and its various lines of business with particular focus on the behavior health line of business. This position may advise on contracts, regulatory issues, risk management, general corporate matters, and other issues. Essential Functions:Develop and negotiate customer and other healthcare and non-healthcare contracts. Provide legal support in connection with preparation of responses to requests for proposals and other business development activities. Provide primary contact and be responsible for all regulatory matters with the Department of Managed Health Care for the State of California (“DMHC”). Manage various other healthcare legal and contracting issues involving the company. Advise management and employees on various miscellaneous legal matters. Solve complex regulatory issues, particularly as they relate to the structure of the company’s contracts with customers, providers, and suppliers. Assist in the development and implementation of overall company licensing and regulatory strategy relating to the business. Represent the company before state and federal regulators and other constituencies. Develop forms of policies to be used by the Company with a particular focus on the behavior health line of business. Assist the Senior Vice President, as requested, with any functions of the Legal Department. To Apply: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J3G6ZB625ZFRX54VTFK
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:
402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
And as a matter of full disclosure, another local company that advertises these sorts of positions is:
4520 Executive Drive, Suite 227
San Diego, California 92121-3020
858-453-0133 · Fax: 858-453-7508
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