Top Legal Counsel Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Legal Counsel. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Legal Counsel resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.8% of Legal Counsel resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Legal Counsel actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Legal Counsel resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted corporate policy and mission statements for executives; implemented and updated corporate policy and procedure to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Initiated and oversaw third party investigations of international business partners to ensure compliance with FCPA and homeland security regulations.
  • Managed relationships with 3rd party vendors, monitored performance to ensure compliance with regulatory mandates and internal corporate policies.
  • Evaluated business outsourcing obligations in agreements; worked with business/finance units to ensure compliance with agreements and immigration laws.
  • Researched and interpreted applicable environmental protection laws to ensure compliance and mitigate risk for hazardous waste testing.
  • Reviewed and drafted distributor agreements and end-user agreements to ensure compliance with trade regulations.
  • Provided recommendations to ensure compliance for transaction audits along with streamlining title release process.
  • Manage contract administrators to ensure compliance with corporate contracting principles.
  • Created and implemented internal compliance policies and procedures for Legal Collections litigation process to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Reviewed all contracts entered into by the school to ensure compliance with state law, federal law, and board policy.
  • Analyzed title insurance underwriter's commitment to ensure compliance for issuance of a title insurance policy to lender and buyer.
  • Customize product specific license terms for certain software products, review open source license agreements and ensure compliance thereof.
  • Collaborate with regional counsel in Europe, Asia and Latin America to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
  • Worked with local counsel to ensure compliance with British law, including UK anti-bribery laws.
  • Schedule and lead board meetings, prepare minutes, ensure compliance with regulatory entity obligations.
  • Perform reviews of state laws to ensure compliance with model laws promulgated by the NAIC.
  • Conducted routine reviews and audit processes to ensure compliance with internal policies and controls.
  • Research regulatory compliance issues and ensure compliance when doing business in other countries.
  • Reviewed flagged transactions to ensure compliance with AML objectives regarding surveillance alerts.
  • Reviewed and revised agency contracts, documents, and practices to minimize risk and ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

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3. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Prevented any risk of responsibility for Intellectual Property infringement, product liability and damages, whether direct or indirect.
  • Prosecuted, drafted and negotiated intellectual property agreements, including joint development, licensing and business transaction agreements.
  • Consult internal developers and management on key intellectual property issues associated with production of new products and features.
  • Drafted and negotiated complex technology agreements detailing copyrights, intellectual property, warranties, and liability requirements.
  • Negotiated, drafted, and review contracts involving both domestic and international trademark and intellectual property matters.
  • Collaborated in growth of compliance program and development of intellectual property program in anticipation of IPO.
  • Draft, negotiate, and review transaction documents including intellectual property licenses and commercial arrangements.
  • Advised operations on issues related to intellectual property, indemnification, liability and revenue recognition.
  • Negotiate and draft agreements including licensing, intellectual property, and major construction agreements.
  • Conducted detailed briefings on industrial security, intellectual property and handling of classified information.
  • Monitored developments in privacy and intellectual property law and the impact on coverage.
  • Represent region on global strategic initiatives including Privacy, Intellectual Property and Compliance.
  • Managed and expanded intellectual property portfolio subset including 10 patents and 25 trademarks.
  • Oversee licensing and other intellectual property matters, expanding strategic options and opportunities.
  • Provided advice with respect to intellectual property matters and other related areas.
  • Managed litigation matters including intellectual property infringement, unfair competition and wage/hour.
  • Protect Trust intellectual property through the enforcement of trademarks and intellectual property.
  • Review and negotiate technology and intellectual property related acquisitions and strategic investments.
  • Determined corporate structures and resolved intellectual property issues for new businesses.
  • Prepare and present presentations related to intellectual property laws and practices.

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4. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Provide training to corporate and manufacturing facility personnel on key legal issues and company policies.
  • Conducted internal investigations involving misconduct and violations of company policies and applicable law.
  • Develop innovative legal solutions in alignment with company policies and business strategies.
  • Developed company policies on legal and regulatory issues.
  • Developed and revised company policies and procedures.
  • Train new attorneys and contract administrators on company policies, procedures, and legal implications.
  • Ensured compliance with company policies and procedures, including revenue recognition and pricing policy.
  • Provided legal analysis of and drafted company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Create and implement various internal company policies, i.e.
  • Review and provide guidance on company policies and procedures.
  • Drafted and reviewed company policies and procedures.
  • Processed file according to company policies.

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5. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Developed and analyzed legislation regarding real estate licensees, real estate developers, agency relationships and real property disclosure.
  • Directed the investigations of real estate related insurance claims throughout five states, negotiating settlements and preparing documentation.
  • Co-founded a boutique real estate start-up focused on urban infill development and investment opportunities within Silicon Valley.
  • Directed vendors in accomplishing acquisition of real estate and entitlements to deploy wireless base stations.
  • Generated credit agreements, leasing/real estate agreements, risk/return assessments and provided information support.
  • Advised major Dallas real estate developer in international investment matters, including governmental approvals.
  • Worked with limited partnership/commercial real estate management for this private shopping center management firm.
  • Profit and loss responsibility of real estate acquisition and construction of subdivisions.
  • Drafted Management Agreements & Consortium Agreements pertaining to company Real Estate acquisitions.
  • Managed complex real estate litigation and successfully negotiated to settlement.
  • Closed real estate deals and answered employment discrimination complaints.
  • Established and drafted real estate related corporate protocols.
  • Managed real estate related litigation matters.
  • Conducted residential real estate settlements.
  • Structure, draft, and revise a library of standard form agreements for business and real estate needs for U.S. customers.
  • Reviewed site plans, leases, deeds and related real estate documents re:risk assessment for new and modified sites.
  • Served as in-house legal counsel for this commercial real estate company that developed build-to-suit facilities for investment grade tenant clients.
  • Performed all real estate work for the Company including purchasing, selling, and leasing numerous manufacturing and office facilities.
  • Spearheaded the formulation of policies and strategies which greatly increased profitability of the commercial real estate department by 25%.
  • Demonstrated expertise in government contracting and procurement, HUD regulations, commercial law, litigation and real estate law.

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7. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Presented labor and employment hot topics seminars to human resources professionals.
  • Assisted Human Resources in training and rehiring 800 new employees after the company was awarded a Government Contract for the INS.
  • Served as head of company's Human Resources department, including direct oversight of HR Manager and support staff.
  • Lead efforts to reorganize Human Resources departments and develop critical policies that ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Worked closely with the Human Resources Department with respect to employee policies and advise on various employment issues.
  • Recommended courses of action on management and human resources issues including discipline, counseling and termination of employees.
  • Support corporate functional departments, including Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Marketing, and Contract Management.
  • Provide primary legal support to Human Resources Department and to Global Business Units and Corporate Services Departments.
  • Counseled human resources, operations and managing partners on state and federal legal and regulatory matters.
  • Advise Human Resources and Management on employee discipline, hiring, terminations and other employee matters.
  • Handled all financial transactions including employee payroll, and internal employment human resources matters.
  • Partnered with Human Resources to draft employment agreements and to resolve employee performance issues.
  • Launched and directed human resources in NYC, Miami, and Guatemala City.
  • Drafted and managed human resources, safety, and loss mitigation policies.
  • Drafted and implemented all Human Resources policies, procedures, and forms.
  • Manage all aspects of human resources operations, systems and programs.
  • Draft template Human Resources Temporary and Recruitment Agency contracts.
  • Advised Human Resources on employment law.
  • Support Human Resources in the US including employment agreements, employment compliance, policy initiatives and drafting and general employment matters.
  • Advised all departments including marketing, human resources, retail, and accounting departments on various legal issues.

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8. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Provided legal counsel to the Information Services and Strategic Planning Departments in support of technology transactions and Internet initiatives.
  • Maintained supervisory authority over outside counsel engaged in transaction and litigation support in Indonesia, Australia, and India.
  • Consulted and collaborated with institutions of higher education, insurance personnel, law enforcement and outside legal counsel.
  • General Litigation Counsel responsible for prosecuting and defending regulatory environmental administrative actions within the agency's jurisdiction.
  • Implemented initiatives to assist in strategic selection and ongoing evaluation of outside counsel and legal vendors.
  • Collaborated with tax counsel to provide global advice relating to permanent establishment exposure and revenue recognition.
  • Collaborated with external auditor and prepared reports for Auditing Committee and approval by General Counsel.
  • Offered legal counsel and represented clients in general civil litigation including trials and settlements.
  • Lead counsel for European regulatory matters frequently liaising with external counsel across various jurisdictions.
  • Associate Legal Counsel Responsible for providing legal counsel to internal business partners and leadership.
  • Served as production counsel for independent filmmakers on ultra-low-budget feature length motion pictures.
  • Provided counsel to executive management team regarding legal rights and remedies of corporation.
  • Provided support for lead counsel during all civil litigation and administrative law proceedings
  • Corresponded with opposing counsel and collaborated with counsel retained in litigated matters.
  • Counseled prominent technology companies in their corporate affairs and intellectual property issues.
  • Assisted external counsel with preparation and recommendation of legal analysis and negotiations.
  • Counseled Area President and advised on regulatory requirements and potential compliance issues.
  • Oversee outside counsel in matters involving immigration, intellectual property and employment.
  • Assisted General Counsel with litigation matters and management of outside counsel.
  • Provided general corporate counsel to Board of Directors and senior management.

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10. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Conducted due diligence and negotiated various acquisitions, including the acquisition of a German defibrillator company.
  • Conducted due diligence investigations in support of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Conducted due diligence assessments for in-licensing and acquisition opportunities.
  • Directed nationwide environmental due diligence and audit compliance.
  • Reviewed title commitments, surveys, site plans, environmental audits, baseline environmental assessments, and other due diligence documentation.
  • Provided legal and tax advice to the Group Boards to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, due diligence of transactions.
  • Directed claims review, due diligence and compliance projects for business transactions, sales, mergers, liquidations and reorganizations.
  • Audit and perform due diligence on matters referred to legal for compliance, risk assessment, and recovery potential.
  • Managed due diligence audits, key risk identification, and preparation of responsive materials for financial industry clients.
  • Worked on labor due diligence during mergers and acquisitions; collaborated with the HR VP in strategic plans.
  • Lead deal execution including research of targets, strategic assessment, transaction structuring, negotiation and due diligence.
  • Performed due diligence for large IP transfer; negotiated confirmatory assignments from inventors, & contractors;.
  • Led due diligence processes for compliance with Peruvian mining, health and safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Counseled the Board of Directors on real state law, compliance, property law and due diligence.
  • Worked on legal due diligence for development of Project Tier for Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC).
  • Led a team on contract and due diligence issues regarding expansion of the company's agent network.
  • Complete due diligence, negotiate and draft agreements for approximately $30M in debt and equity transactions.
  • Drafted company policies related to dawn raids, record retention, and strategic partner due diligence.
  • Conducted due diligence procedures and reviewed title reports, environmental surveys, and escrow documents.
  • Review landlords' books and records and perform further due diligence related to occupancy costs.

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11. Service Agreements

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Here's how Service Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Reviewed, drafted and negotiated purchase agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements and third party contract documents and financing documents.
  • Reviewed, drafted, and negotiated service agreements, construction agreements, and other service provider documents.
  • Negotiated (in conjunction with marketing department) and drafted pan-regional service agreements.
  • Drafted service agreements, contracts, and responses to requests for proposal.
  • Negotiated motor vehicle fleet purchase and lease with service agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated subcontracts, service agreements and equipment leases on behalf of international engineering company.
  • Updated contract templates, such as master service agreements and consulting agreements to increase efficiency, provide clarity and reduce pushback.
  • Draft, review and revise contracts, lease agreements, license agreements, master service agreements and vendor agreements.
  • Drafted, negotiated, and reviewed commercial agreements including modifications, NDAs, service agreements, and subcontracts.
  • SUPPLY CHAIN COUNSEL Master Service Agreements - Developed and negotiated MSAs used by Region and project operations.

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13. Governance

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Here's how Governance is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Directed company-wide strategic overseas corporate governance framework, chartering foreign corporations, obtaining local business licenses and implementing regulatory compliance measures.
  • Provided support to corporate governance function and promoted global compliance program addressing anti-bribery, privacy and code of conduct.
  • Manage corporate governance, including bylaws, article amendments and corporate resolutions.
  • Handled corporate governance matters including preparing board minutes and other related documentation.
  • Managed and organized bidding processes review in alignment with governance requirements.
  • Managed business unit corporate governance books and prepared corporate resolutions.
  • Prepared appropriate corporate governance documentation to support the divestitures.
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.
  • Advise on corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
  • Advise on the development of key governance documents and assist in the development of key internal corporate policies and procedures.
  • Draft amendments to corporate governance documents including SERC bylaws, committee scope documents, and other internal policies and procedures.
  • Drafted new Corporate Governance Proposal Plan for Swiss Re Mexican legal entity in response to newly enacted Mexican regulation.
  • Oversee general corporate governance and company secretarial matters for Bentley and its Asian subsidiaries.
  • Provided legal support for corporate governance and the maintenance of subsidiaries.
  • Lead governance oversight and training for staff and Board.
  • Handle corporate governance for the US and Canadian subsidiaries.
  • Carried out corporate governance and related matters.
  • Drafted and formalized corporate governance documents including but not limited to the bank's Board meetings minutes and Shareholders meetings minutes.
  • Counselled on corporate governance programs including FCPA, & other regulations related to public satisfy, & ethics;.
  • Advised, proposed and wrote several legal issues in regards to corporate governance, security acts and bankruptcy acts.

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14. Joint Venture

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Here's how Joint Venture is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Prepared joint venture agreements with international governments for LNG facilities.
  • Review and provide advice regarding legal risk, structure, and terms of various deals including joint ventures and strategic partnerships.
  • Drafted and reviewed Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and Debt Transaction Agreement, etc.
  • Advised on the company's innovative business initiatives including new products, distribution methods, marketing strategies and joint ventures.
  • Drafted and supervised company contracts regarding investment in construction, sales of real estate, and international joint ventures.
  • Negotiated the structuring of a joint venture for the development of a shopping center in San Jose.
  • Assisted the subsidiaries on transactions concerning various partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments.
  • Draft corporate entity structuring documents, By-Laws, Operating Agreements, General Partnerships and Joint Venture contracts.
  • Structured, negotiated, and implemented 13 joint ventures, 5 mergers, and 6 acquisitions.
  • Prepared legal documents to transfer manufacturing operations from the US to a joint venture in China.
  • Provide assistance with global joint ventures, strategic partnership deals, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Drafted and negotiated joint venture agreements, teaming and bidding agreements, and subcontracts.
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts for drilling joint ventures in India and Indonesia.
  • Lead company counsel in $1.5 billion Trinidad LNG project-financed joint venture.
  • Worked on due diligence team for Leap Wireless joint venture with Pocket.
  • Led joint venture partner search for dietary supplement manufacturing venture in China.
  • Assisted outside counsel with drafting joint venture agreements, master service agreements between subsidiaries, and service contracts with vendors.
  • Negotiated to closure, major points of joint venture agreement between Telepictures and sister companies.
  • Managed and assisted in acquisitions and divestments, and teaming and joint venture arrangements.
  • Joint Venture with private developer of Light Industrial facility in Moorestown, NJ.

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15. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Managed civil litigation cases in defense of distributor contract violations and intellectual property theft.
  • Presented evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Provided legal support for all operations, settlements, civil litigation and legal claims.
  • Defend Tribe in Civil litigation in State, Tribal and Federal Court.
  • Secured credits for many civil litigation cases in the state courts.
  • Represented a diverse group of clients in several civil litigation cases.
  • Worked on and completed general insurance defense and civil litigation cases.
  • Managed civil litigation cases from service through closing.

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16. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Created internal risk management procedures for existing clients, including driver safety programs and regulatory compliance procedures.
  • Advise department directors on legal issues involving strategy, risk management and contract administration.
  • Provided legal risk management report, legal training, editing legal brochure periodically.
  • Advise operations and information technology on internal policies, compliance and risk management.
  • Managed internal and external relationships with respect to risk management and compliance.
  • Developed specialty in OSHA and environmental compliance and risk management.
  • Consult with business leaders on business model changes to ensure contractual, compliance, and risk management issues are addressed.
  • Provide risk management assessments on a regular basis regarding ongoing and new product offerings, new market development/expansion, etc.
  • Managed day-to-day regulatory matters, risk management, compliance lending, loans, mortgages and real estate portfolio.
  • Serve as internal subject-matter expert with respect to contractual issues, risk management, and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Created, implemented, and currently monitor the Risk Management Plan formulated in acquiescence of Federal Law.
  • Develop risk management strategies for all Shea Family affiliated providers and staff across the care continuum.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues.
  • Create risk management review for vendors and new business products.
  • Presented Risk Management workshop for Google Impact Fund recipients.
  • Researched legal issues such as risk management.
  • Earned a stellar reputation amongst clients and frequently contacted to consult on risk management and claim resolution absent litigation.
  • Risk management, negotiate settlements, and provision of legaladvice pertaining to all facets of company operations.
  • Advised and implemented the risk management (prepared and led risk management system with CPAs).
  • Risk management for corporations in deals with the goverment.

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17. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Conducted investigations with to allegations of violations of company policies and/or employment laws.
  • Researched and analyzed relevant employment laws for supervising attorneys.
  • Managed employment lawsuits and administrative charges to resolution (over 90% resolved with no/minimal cost).
  • Maintained compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Managed outside counsel in employment litigation, negotiated settlements and counseled management on state and federal employment laws in unionized environment.
  • Worked directly with management to improve overall company compliance with employment laws, Medicare regulations and litigation risk management.

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18. Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Here's how Non-Disclosure Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiated vendor contracts and designed system for monitoring non-disclosure agreements and printing arrangements.
  • Draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements assisting in the business development process.
  • Negotiate non-revenue producing agreements such as marketing and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Drafted and reviewed non-disclosure agreements, vendor and partnership agreements.
  • Review employee/consultant contracts and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Reviewed and negotiated Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • Drafted, reviewed and amended sales contracts, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements and the corporation's employee handbook.
  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted commercial agreements, service level agreements, lease agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Structure and draft non-disclosure agreements, IT software licensing agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • Drafted, edited, and negotiated terms of non-disclosure agreements for all business lines.
  • Draft and edit licensing and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate multi-million dollar software licenses Draft and negotiate service contracts Negotiate non-disclosure agreements Participate in sales team and contracts training
  • Drafted Professional Services Contracts, employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, among others.

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19. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Facilitate integration of newly purchased business units developing viable solutions related to deal flow processes, controls, and negotiations.
  • Formulated proactive risk-based policies and procedures for compliance and commercial contracts preparation, review and negotiation for business units.
  • Negotiated agreements with local commercial agents for the hydrocarbons and infrastructure business units, and provided FCPA /anti-bribery guidance.
  • Provide business development support to business units including deal evaluation, structuring and negotiations.
  • Interacted with various business units to achieve business goals during contract negotiations.
  • Harmonize policies across four legacy business units achieve consistency and best practices.
  • Counseled internal business units and educated customers on GPL license requirements and associated risks and benefits of using Open Source software.
  • Assist Global Business Units and Service Departments in creation of business rationale plans regarding reductions in force and separation of employees.
  • Provided legal support to various business units, including Payer Relations, PBM Operations, Specialty, Internal Audit and Compliance.
  • Developed and implemented policies and guidance to assist business units in complying with laws, company policies, and contract requirements.
  • Report directly to the regional General Counsel and collaborate with executive leadership to resolve issues across business units and geographies.
  • Managed the efforts of external counsel and provided legal support to business units in their dealings with regulators.
  • Provide oral and written advice on all legal issues to all KHDA business units and associated entities.
  • Assist business units resolve disputes (both offensively and defensively) prior to matters ending in litigation.
  • Train business units on legal issues such as contract formation, operation succession and risk allocation.
  • Advised the business units on legalities involved with new service projects and product lines.
  • Work with manager and business units to determine event budge and manage expenses.
  • Created and revised contract templates as necessary for use by business units.
  • Advise business units on contract disputes and maintenance of vendor relationships.
  • Partnered with business units to resolve legal issues in practical manner.

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20. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Identified and managed all legal issues/liabilities and aspects of ongoing and new business development marketing projects.
  • Networked and solicited partnerships for business development with companies and adult-care service providers.
  • Worked on business development initiatives to obtain and retain future business.
  • Represent the company president in business development meetings when applicable.
  • Analyze contractual implications of new business development initiatives.
  • Provided business development team legal guidance during the proposals phase, and operational team oversight during the project execution phase.
  • Advise internal account executives, business development leaders and other business partners on the legal aspects of the contractual/client relationships.
  • Engage in prospecting and other business development practices in order to find new tax credit sellers and buyers.
  • Prepare U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Section 8(a) Business Development Program applications.
  • Assisted in identifying, contacting and managing multiple legal and business development projects and related clients.
  • Served as contracts writer and business development planner for a VC group invested in hi-tech companies.
  • Research legal issues to assist in approval of and structuring new business development opportunities.
  • Attend networking events in order to seek new clients and drive business development.
  • Led business development, sales, project management and asset management activities.
  • Drafted a variety of commercial, business development and services agreements.
  • Worked with sales and marketing personnel in creating business development strategies.
  • Serve as advisor to company president on potential areas of business development and associated legal and regulatory implications.

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21. Ethics

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Here's how Ethics is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Provided proactive education and training to personnel on government contract requirements and ethics and compliance subjects.
  • Provided legal counsel and support to incident and ethics compliance investigations.
  • Conducted ethics training for covered personnel.
  • Drafted executive orders, including with respect to ethics, health care reform, homelessness, prisoner reentry and marriage equality.
  • Produced and anchored an informative program on Radio 94AM to increase public awareness on government ethics, and regulations.
  • Provided guidance for senators on interpreting and complying with state ethics law as well as state campaign finance law.
  • Provided training for staff in Canada and the U.S., on IP, ethics and contract law.
  • Perform research and manage internal ethics issues in accordance with the Rhode Island Code of Ethics.
  • Conduct and assist in resolving internal investigations for ethics, compliance, and employment law issues.
  • Interacted directly with public servants and citizens providing orientation on Ethics Law and its statutes.
  • Examined ethics and compliance policy implementation, advocate for training or refresher programs within firm.
  • Advise business on Code of Ethics compliance, marketing material review and contracting strategies.
  • Testified before a House Ethics Committee on the results of the investigation.
  • Created and presented ethics training to recruiting units across the U.S.
  • Advised on ethics, disclosure of information, and privacy laws.
  • Co-developed customized on-line Code of Conduct & Business Ethics training program.
  • Performed as in-house instructor on ethics policy and contracting issues.
  • Developed and conducted ethics training courses for Department employees.
  • Created and executed annual Ethics Training for all employees.
  • Analyzed the annual ethics survey of the employees.

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23. Confidentiality Agreements

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Here's how Confidentiality Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted and negotiated international technology licenses, confidentiality agreements, and distribution agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated all service, partnership, employment and confidentiality agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate service agreements, confidentiality agreements and general business contracts.
  • Drafted independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements and releases.
  • Prepared confidentiality agreements for new and proposed projects.
  • Negotiated mutual confidentiality agreements with third parties.
  • Prepared, drafted and reviewed various commercial contracts, confidentiality agreements, employment contacts, construction contracts, and commercial leases.
  • Drafted contracts, agreements, legal opinions, confidentiality agreements, and engagement letters.
  • Draft and negotiate confidentiality agreements, term sheets and letters of intent.
  • Enforced non-compete and confidentiality agreements in the US and Canada.
  • Drafted and negotiated Company s commercial natural gas contracts, confidentiality agreements, third party contracts, and transactional documents.

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25. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Authored HIPAA and internal business-related policies and procedures.
  • Redrafted Children's standard Business Associate agreement to comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule released in
  • Aided in matters related to HIPAA privacy, security and data breach assessments and responses.
  • Provided guidance on compliance, HIPAA and other regulations as applicable to device manufacturers.
  • Advised the business on various compliance issues, including anti-kickback laws and HIPAA.
  • Conducted annual HIPAA training to 115+ staff members and executive management.
  • Requested documents from governmental agencies following the TOUHY and HIPAA regulations.
  • Ensured HIPAA and Nursing Home Compliance under state and federal laws.
  • Created and implemented HIPAA Policy and Training Program.
  • Worked with Privacy Officer to ensure HIPAA and confidentiality issues addressed in contracts and interagency agreements.
  • Ensured company operated in compliance with HIPAA regulations and other applicable laws and regulations for the healthcare industry.
  • Coordinated and developed agency-wide policies regarding public records, fraud, rulemaking, and HIPAA.
  • Composed legal memoranda on HIPAA issues.

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27. Contract Negotiations

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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Led and finalized all aspects of contract negotiations for key infrastructure projects totaling $70 Billion.
  • Manage contract negotiations with clients, insurance carriers, legal counsel and management.
  • Managed all commercial and service contract negotiations, review, and drafting.
  • Collaborate in contract negotiations in close contact with the business divisions.
  • Participated on the management collective bargaining team during contract negotiations and served as the President's designee in grievance proceedings.
  • Aided in the proactive implementation of best practices and procedures for contract negotiations, drafting and execution.

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28. Dispute Resolution

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Here's how Dispute Resolution is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Draft a national policy for secure information sharing and a procedure for information sharing dispute resolution.
  • Represented Department at informal dispute resolution conferences on deficiencies cited at long term care facilities.
  • Determine strategic position of the organization relative to litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Anticipate and prevent legal conflicts and perform dispute resolution when necessary.
  • Represented company in court and during alternative dispute resolution processes.
  • Manage external counsel and oversee litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Managed and resolved various disputes through alternative dispute resolutions.
  • Experienced in arbitration dispute resolutions.
  • Developed legislative and policy initiatives in the areas of: Voting Rights, Judicial Reform, Education and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Performed dispute resolution for employment, breach of contract, and trademark infringement issues.
  • Saved senior leadership $4M during contract dispute resolution.
  • Directed post-acquisition dispute resolution working with the CFO.
  • Manage dispute resolution at all stages.
  • Managed and strategized about the dispute resolution process with outside counsel.

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29. Data Privacy

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Here's how Data Privacy is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Represented AA/Sabre in DOT/FAA/EU regulatory investigations Developed corporate compliance programs in IP, EU data privacy and antitrust
  • Created data privacy compliance program and successfully obtained EU safe-harbor certification.
  • Implemented European Union compliant data privacy and protection program.
  • Reviewed contracts, joint ventures, and licenses under EU competition policy Investigated complaints regarding EU data privacy and e-commerce rules
  • Developed and delivered internal training courses on IT contracting issues, data privacy issues, and contract interpretation and negotiation.
  • Develop, maintain, and train management and employees on comprehensive HIPAA compliance and data privacy program.
  • Created a data privacy policy and provided training to hundreds of staff members about new policy.
  • Advised internal clients on policy and risk management initiatives, including HIPAA/HITECH compliance and data privacy.
  • Advised on data privacy and security matters.
  • Handle other issues related to Data Privacy, cybersecurity, Open Source, Export Compliance, and IP rights.

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30. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Directed Iraqi law enforcement personnel to develop intelligence channels and ensure implementation of operational goals.
  • Facilitated the administration and implementation of various state and federal law enforcement grants.
  • Partnered with local and federal law enforcement agencies and provided regulatory guidance.
  • Responded to law enforcement investigation requests and subpoenas.
  • Assisted law enforcement in ongoing serious crimes investigations.
  • Advised law enforcement on interpretation and enforcement of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act and pertinent local and federal laws.
  • Prosecuted police officers before administrative trial boards conducted under the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.
  • Provided customer account data to European law enforcement, customs, and tax officials.
  • Trained and mentored law enforcement liaison staff.

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31. Compliance Matters

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Here's how Compliance Matters is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Advised more than 30 subsidiary companies worldwide for legal and compliance matters (also dealt with governmental bodies).
  • Advise on regulatory and license compliance matters, revenue recognition policies, privacy, and internal policies.
  • Key responsibilities: Advising on regulatory and compliance matters Key engagements: Country significant projects (e.g.
  • Conducted impact analyses of new banking laws/regulatory rules and guided managers on regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Prepare Board/Shareholder meeting minutes, consents and related documents for parent company and subsidiaries relative to corporate governance/compliance matters.
  • Monitor and update executive management on compliance matters and regulatory developments that may affect the company.

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32. Fcpa

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Here's how Fcpa is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Maintained best practices for US and foreign compliance with export and trade regulations, including FCPA and IEEPA.
  • Initiated Bentley s FCPA compliance program; designed and rolled-out the Channel Partner due diligence review process.
  • Provided counsel on international laws, the FCPA, and trade compliance issues.
  • Provided compliance training (anti-bribery and FCPA) to the sales team.
  • Ensured contracts compliance with FCPA and other related matters.
  • Facilitated FCPA training to business unit.
  • Experience with FAR, FCPA and TUPE provisions.
  • Contract Attorney Document review for large-scale litigation FCPA compliance review Experience with electronic document review systems and privilege review
  • Assured divisional compliance wiht SEC disclosure rules and with Sarbanes- Oxley, FCPA and other statutory and regulatory requirements..

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33. Vendor Agreements

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Here's how Vendor Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiated and drafted subcontractor and vendor agreements with domestic and international service providers.
  • Manage all aspects of drafting contracts, negotiating vendor agreements, and setting policies for in-house HR.
  • Reviewed, drafted and negotiated consulting, sponsorship and vendor agreements.
  • Negotiate vendor agreements to achieve more favorable terms for the company.
  • Drafted and negotiated other commercial agreements such as NDAs, professional services agreements, and vendor agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated health care provider consulting agreements, medical advisory board agreements, settlement agreements, vendor agreements non-disclosures.

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34. Regulatory Issues

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Here's how Regulatory Issues is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Developed solutions to environmental and regulatory issues pertaining to major land development projects.
  • Identified, documented and resolved potential regulatory issues.
  • Advised management on statutory and regulatory issues.
  • Advised on all regulatory issues which impact FICO's US domestic and international operations in the UK, India and China.
  • Provide guidance on regulatory issues that impact the corporation with emphasis on fraud, waste and abuse and privacy regulations.
  • Reviewed and addressed title, NEPA, environmental assessment and regulatory issues.
  • Advised on risk, compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Key point of contact for fund managers and traders on a range of wide legal/regulatory issues.
  • Advise on product regulatory issues, including product labeling and fire retardancy.

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35. Employment Contracts

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Here's how Employment Contracts is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Helped drafting employment contracts, carried out contract terminations, prepared court files and briefed the pleading attorneys.
  • Handled player transactions; specifically employment contracts and personal endorsement agreements as well as loans and transfers.
  • Advised WWB on day-to-day legal issues relating to intellectual property, finance, and employment contracts.
  • Modify new and existing employment contracts and trained employees of Human Capital issues in the company.
  • Prepare and administer employment contracts for exempt staff and provide oversight of wage & benefit administration.
  • Drafted, negotiated and advised on employment contracts with portfolio and investment managers.
  • Analyzed employment contracts and drafted letters and reviewed liability risks in contracts.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and interpreted non-compete agreements and employment contracts.
  • Drafted commercial, sales and employment contracts.
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts, including sales and employment contracts Advised company on the issues of legal problems
  • Reviewed and advised company in regards to employment contracts.

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36. Labor Relations

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Here's how Labor Relations is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Represented private clients in areas related to Labor Relations and unemployment.
  • Program support of all administrative, human resource and labor relations matters.
  • Delivered day-to-day employee and labor relations counseling to HR.
  • Assisted Director of Labor Relations in labor related issues.
  • Supported Appvion's human resources, labor relations, logistics, and IT departments.

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37. Lease Agreements

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Here's how Lease Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized lease agreements for the company s retail kiosk operations with key partners across the U.S.
  • Negotiated and drafted land use agreements, lease agreements, transfer deeds, covenants and homestead agreements involving public lands.
  • Handle negotiation and drafting of asset purchase agreements, real estate purchase agreements, and lease/sublease agreements.
  • Prepared modified versions of standard company sales and lease agreements pursuant to customer request and company policy.
  • Reviewed customer contracts including sales and lease agreements, as well as purchase orders.
  • Drafted agreements such as Lease agreements, Agency agreements and Contract Agreements.
  • Negotiated real estate lease agreements for the various TLS sites.
  • Drafted, negotiated and closed multi-property acquisition, disposition and lease agreements in 48 states.
  • Reviewed sales agreements, real estate lease agreements and partnership agreements.

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38. Employment Agreements

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Here's how Employment Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiate and draft operating, distribution, non-disclosure, confidentiality and employment agreements.
  • Reviewed and negotiated employment agreements and partnership agreements.
  • Prepared articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, employee census and employment agreements.
  • Negotiate and draft real estate purchase, operations, and employment agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated Executive Employment Agreements for US and foreign executives.
  • Drafted and reviewed financing, non-disclosure, and employment agreements.

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39. Employment Matters

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Here's how Employment Matters is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Managed outside counsel regarding international employment matters and actively participated in formulating strategy.
  • Performed confidential and legal investigations into policy, enforcement and employment matters.
  • Developed and implemented policies on employment matters.
  • Assist HR with policy creation, employment matters, compensation agreements, contractor documentation, performance improvement plans and separation agreements.
  • Worked in several cases including litigation, libel and First Amendment issues, regulatory affairs, corporate and employment matters.
  • Handled administrative proceedings with state regulators in Virginia and Oregon to protect Vestige's interests in labor and employment matters.
  • Address various workplace employment matters including EEOC claims, retaliatory discharge claims, wage disputes and Texas Workforce Commission investigation.
  • Provided legal expertise in corporate (M&A), commercial, real estate, and employment matters.
  • Advised in all related employment matters.

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40. Saas

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Here's how Saas is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Draft and negotiate complex technology contracts, including SaaS, licensing, confidentiality, open-source and use agreements.
  • Rolled out Volume Licensing, Services, Cloud Computing, and SaaS offerings in Latin America.
  • Experience negotiating technology agreements such as software license, SaaS and cloud computing agreements.
  • Draft software and content licensing deals, and SAAS agreements.
  • Draft licensing agreement for company's first SaaS product.
  • Prepare and negotiate technology agreements, including, SaaS agreements, remote hostingagreement, and EULA.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate SaaS, cloud, software licensing, and reseller agreements.
  • Advised legal team members regarding Cybersecurity including PII and mitigating risks inherrent with Cloud Computing and SaaS.
  • Negotiated multi-million dollar healthcare IT SaaS agreements with healthcare providers.

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41. Regulatory Matters

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Here's how Regulatory Matters is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Coordinated legal strategies with assistant attorneys general and professional staff regarding significant litigation, administrative and regulatory matters.
  • Served as the central referral point for the business and other lawyers in the regions for legal and regulatory matters.
  • Consulted with state and county agencies to resolve regulatory matters on behalf of Customers.
  • Perform legal research and prepare memoranda summarizing issues of fact and law with respect to programmatic and regulatory matters.
  • Handle legal and regulatory matters for 1940 Act RIA with registered subadvisors, brokerage affiliate and strategic partners.
  • Counseled executive management regarding regulatory matters related to corporate and subsidiary products and services, resulting in 98% success rate.

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42. Distribution Agreements

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Here's how Distribution Agreements is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted and negotiated business-critical agreements such as transportation services, content license, outsourcing, and product sourcing and distribution agreements.
  • Negotiated, drafted and interpreted domestic and international home video/DVD distribution agreements.
  • Drafted all standard agreements including employment agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Outlined supply obligations for principal distribution agreements regarding international commercialization of marketed drug product.
  • Negotiated and draft co-promotional agreements, partnership and distribution agreements for consumer product companies.
  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted Product Purchase and Distribution Agreements with major national retailers.

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44. Corporate Compliance

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Here's how Corporate Compliance is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Perform audits and investigations of corporate compliance programs.
  • Managed review and approval of required title reports, NEPA reports and Phase 1 assessments for corporate compliance.
  • Reviewed and negotiated amendments provided by Crown Castle and American Tower for legal and corporate compliance.
  • Maintained corporate compliance files for local, state, and federal guidelines and laws.
  • Led team to develop and deliver end-user training programs to ensure corporate compliance.
  • Ensured corporate compliance by drafting, submitting, and maintaining corporate filings.
  • Advised finance and sales departments on corporate compliance matters.

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45. Contract Review

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Here's how Contract Review is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Handle all aspects of financial structuring for capital raises, legal contract review, and tax return preparation.
  • Work collaboratively on all aspects of development, including research, contract review and negotiation, budgets and proposals
  • Developed a corporate contract review policy and process in order to streamline the information gathering process.
  • Lead contract reviews to reach mutually accepted terms, collaborating directly with sales team and customers.
  • Facilitate cross-functional contract reviews, partnering with sales, HR, insurance and safety departments.
  • Streamlined contract review by updating improvements for standard form contracts and document templates.
  • Streamlined the contract review process by developing effective contract templates.
  • Managed complete contract review process and negotiations with clients.
  • Performed contract reviews for county departments.

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46. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Prepared and analyzed legislation and the studied of administrative law.
  • Researched Environmental and Administrative Law issues.
  • Handled civil and administrative lawsuits independently.
  • Worked under 5 attorneys utilizing AG opinions, case law, statutory law and administrative law research.
  • Represented the FBI before Administrative Law Judge in employment law litigation.
  • Represented management in labor union grievances, labor arbitrations, administrative law reviews, contract negotiations and mediations.

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48. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Participated in various seminars organized by relevant government agencies and professional organizations to establish and maintain good communication channels.
  • Coordinated corporate response to consumer complaints made to government agencies and to Senior Management.
  • Led corporate representation efforts before various government agencies, including during inspections and investigations.
  • Represent government agencies in drafting and developing regulations.
  • Prepared and drafted correspondence in response to inquiries from various government agencies.
  • Responded to all client complaints, including ones submitted to government agencies.
  • Acted as company spokesperson when dealing with government agencies and authorities.
  • Managed relationships with government agencies and industry associations regarding matters involving legal and regulatory issues.
  • Reviewed and negotiated all retail managed care contracts with government agencies, commercial health plans, PBMs and other payers.
  • Secured extensions with government agencies by demonstrating good faith.

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49. Service Contracts

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Here's how Service Contracts is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Reviewed construction and power service contracts and provided effective advice and oral and written recommendations.
  • Negotiated terms and conditions of large construction and power service contracts valuing upwards of $100 million with energy company customers.
  • Evaluate and analyze professional service contracts subject to the recommendation of the Office and drafting contracts awarded by it.
  • Reviewed and negotiated all commercial office leases, equipment leases, and all vendor and service contracts.
  • Negotiated service contracts, software agreements and other agreements related to shopper loyalty programs.
  • Drafted, modified, and reviewed leases, service contracts and other agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated numerous drilling and service contracts with different Chevron's contractors.
  • Drafted and negotiated sales and service contracts, terms and modifications.
  • Draft and Negotiate Intercompany service level agreement and external supplier and service contracts.

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50. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Legal Counsel jobs:
  • Implemented effective mediation services to family law litigants from various counties within Southwestern Indiana.
  • Conduct research related to family law, personal injury and criminal law defense issues and prepare memorandums regarding same.
  • Drafted court documents and pleadings for clients in personal injury and family law cases.
  • Conducted Domestic Violence and Family Law training for the YWCA staff and volunteers.
  • Assisted constituents with issues regarding real estate rezoning and family law.
  • Advised YWCA employees of the new laws pertaining to family law.
  • Prepared clients for consultations with a Family Law attorney.
  • Post Decree Family Law Project).

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20 Most Common Skill for a Legal Counsel

Legal Documents16.9%
Ensure Compliance12.7%
Intellectual Property8.3%
Company Policies7.5%
Real Estate6.5%
Legal Advice5.9%
Human Resources4.7%
Counsel4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Legal Counsel

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
12.8%
12.8%
2
2
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
9.6%
9.6%
3
3
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Company Policies
Company Policies
5.7%
5.7%
5
5
Real Estate
Real Estate
4.9%
4.9%
6
6
Legal Advice
Legal Advice
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Human Resources
Human Resources
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Counsel
Counsel
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Legal Matters
Legal Matters
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Service Agreements
Service Agreements
3.1%
3.1%
12
12
Legal Department
Legal Department
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Governance
Governance
2%
2%
14
14
Joint Venture
Joint Venture
2%
2%
15
15
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Risk Management
Risk Management
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Employment Laws
Employment Laws
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Non-Disclosure Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Business Units
Business Units
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Business Development
Business Development
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Ethics
Ethics
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Confidentiality Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements
1%
1%
24
24
Legal Services
Legal Services
1%
1%
25
25
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Legal Compliance
Legal Compliance
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Contract Negotiations
Contract Negotiations
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Data Privacy
Data Privacy
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Compliance Matters
Compliance Matters
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Fcpa
Fcpa
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Vendor Agreements
Vendor Agreements
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Regulatory Issues
Regulatory Issues
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Employment Contracts
Employment Contracts
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Labor Relations
Labor Relations
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Lease Agreements
Lease Agreements
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Employment Agreements
Employment Agreements
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Employment Matters
Employment Matters
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Saas
Saas
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Regulatory Matters
Regulatory Matters
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Distribution Agreements
Distribution Agreements
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Legal Affairs
Legal Affairs
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Corporate Compliance
Corporate Compliance
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Contract Review
Contract Review
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Administrative Law
Administrative Law
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Legal Risks
Legal Risks
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Service Contracts
Service Contracts
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Family Law
Family Law
0.6%
0.6%

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