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Legal Counsel

Company: gategroup
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About usGate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the worlds largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe.
Job SummaryThis position is responsible for handling complex legal matters and projects in all facets of gategroup business in the United States, pursuant to the direction and supervision of the Regional General Counsel, North America.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drafts and negotiates all legal agreements entered into by, or on behalf, of gategroup, including customer and vendor agreements.
  • Provides strategic counseling to all business units and functional areas across US. Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization.
  • Advises business leaders and operational staff on optimal compliance practices and most appropriate mechanisms to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures as directed by the Regional General Counsel.
  • Assists in conducting legal audits of operations to identify best practices and ensures compliance with laws.
  • Provides strategic counsel in all phases of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Draft and negotiate agreements related to the same.
  • Assists in responding to government or regulatory agency inquiries.
  • Manages litigation and claims, and negotiate settlements.
  • Drafts legal memoranda and analysis of matters as requested by the Regional General Counsel.
  • Assists with review of external communications and public statements as directed by the Regional General Counsel.
  • Provides legal advice related to labor and employment matters, including hiring, termination, labor negotiations, labor contract analysis, grievance procedures and litigation.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned by the Regional General Counsel.
  • Manages external counsel and resources effectively.

    QualificationsEducation:
    • Law degree required.
      Work Experience:
      • 3-5 years of professional experience as a lawyer in a large law firm or corporate setting.
        Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses, and Registration)
        • Licensed to practice law in Virginia or eligible to register as Virginia Corporate Counsel.
          Job Skills:
          • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: contracts, litigation, compliance, employment, or M&A.
          • Strong organizational skills and project management skills: able to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task without losing focus on priorities.
          • Strong interpersonal skills: good communicator, embraces opportunities to work with dynamic teams with competing views and interests, able to build strong relationships.
          • Ability to work efficiently and independently, with excellent time management skills.
          • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in a timely and accurate manner.
          • Experienced in developing, implementing, managing and auditing adherence to company policies.
          • Ability to evaluate matters which may have a major bearing on the conduct of the organization's business.
          • Willingness to be a change agent in the organization.
          • Outstanding attention to detail.
          • Strong technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
            Language / Communication Skills:
            • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
            • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, and with all levels of management.
              Job DimensionsGeographic Responsibility: North AmericaType of Employment: full-timeTravel %: Up to 25%Exemption Classification: ExemptWork Environment / Requirements of the Job: normal office environment
              Gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:
              • Thinking - Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
              • Engaging - Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
              • Inspiring - Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
              • Achieving - Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus
                Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the PositionEmployees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion, and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:
                • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
                • We communicate and keep each other informed
                • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
                • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
                • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions, and learn from our mistakes
                • We do what we say we will do when we say we are going to do it
                • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone's day better
                  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, or another category under applicable law.For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Keywords: gategroup, Reston , Legal Counsel, Legal , Reston, Virginia

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