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Legal Counsel

Date Posted: 11/8/2021

Job #1590294
Evanston, Illinois
In-House Counsel

Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry company has partnered with our client, a global consulting company, on their search for a Legal Counsel at their headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. Ideal candidates will have 5-7 years of legal experience with managing complex business transactions, important regulatory matters, contractual agreements (negotiating, structuring and drafting), and provide counsel on other issues as needed.   Background knowledge or expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and/or experience with service provider contracts, while not required, would be helpful. The Legal Counsel will work with the Senior Legal Counsel on long-term projects in various practice areas and oversee junior members of the legal department.  This is a great opportunity to gain in-house legal experience at an established company with a track record of helping companies improve business performance through a suite of consulting solutions and strategies. Qualified candidates only, please submit your resume in strict confidence.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Participate in structuring and negotiating transactions and set procedures to reduce risk 
  • Prepare review, revise and negotiate legal documents to ensure the firm’s obligations are aligned with management’s philosophy
  • Develop legal frameworks for new practice areas.
  • Ensure compliance with legal policies, state and federal laws, and regulations;
  • Engage with and provide mentorship to junior attorneys in the legal department.

Skills Needed:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree with strong academic background required
  • IL attorney license (or bar admission in at least one US state)
  • 5+  years of relevant legal experience negotiating contracts and business transactions within a law firm and/or in-house legal setting
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills with experience overseeing junior attorneys and the ability to provide mentorship to other junior team members
  • Background knowledge or expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and/or experience with service provider contracts a plus
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation, personal initiative and strong team/interpersonal skills

Educational & Work Requirements:

  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.) with strong academic credentials
  • Work Experience: 5+ years of legal experience with business transactions, contracts in a law firm or in-house legal setting

Title: Legal Counsel- Business Legal Support Specialist

Location: Evanston, Illinois

Client Industry: Business Consulting

Lucas Group ID:  1590294

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