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DescriptionJob Title: Associate General Counsel/Senior CounselFunctional Group:Reports to: General Counsel & Chief Legal OfficerDepartment: LegalCompleted by: Effective Date:Employee:Scope of the RoleRepresents Golden Spread in legal matters as assigned. Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and advises on compliance with contracts, ranging from simple to complex, on behalf of various Golden Spread departments on a wide range of transactional matters. Researches and advises on commercial, contract, intellectual property, technology, property and energy law and other areas as necessary to support business transactions and initiatives. Assists in developing, drafting and reviewing policies and procedures on a wide range of internal organizational matters. Advises on governance, code of conduct and ethics issues and compliance. Researches and advises on business issues and identifies legal options as assigned. Functions as a legal advisor to management and executive Staff. Works with, supervises and manages outside counsel in these and other matters as assigned. Assists General Counsel with legal office management and, as needed or assigned, litigation support,.Performance OutcomesEffective Communication:• Confer with attorneys, outside counsel, and other legal staff regarding work goals and objectives.• Confer with other staff on business issues relevant to legal documents and proceedings.• Assist in supervision of legal staff and outside counsel.• Interact with various government agencies when necessary.• Provide advice and counsel to personnel, managers, and executive management.Preparation of Legal Documents:• Assist in the development and drafting of in house procedures and policies.• Assist in preparing, reviewing, and interpreting policies, guidelines, and procedures.• Interpret, review, draft, and negotiate complex contracts and advise on contract compliance• Research issues and draft correspondence, opinions, and other legal documents as needed.• Assist in preparing or reviewing documents necessary for litigation support as needed.Maintenance of Reference Materials and Filing System:• Supervise maintenance of contract and other legal files related to responsibilities.Legal Research:• Conduct legal research and record searches, including related to contract and statutory interpretation.Perform Other Duties as AssignedComplexity of Problems• Assistance in the development and implementation of policies for Golden Spread.• Contract drafting, review and negotiation.• Review and maintain corporate guidelines and procedures.• Providing legal advice and problem-solving to managers and staff in various matters as needed.• Legal research and writing.• Assist General Counsel in legal office management to ensure that all legal matters are properly handled.Internal and External Contacts• Reports to General Counsel.• Coordinate and consult with all personnel, departments, committees, or other organizations or teams within the Cooperative or independent consultants, contractors, where special knowledge relative to legal work is needed or relevant, including Managers, Executives, Strategic Action Team, Internal Risk Management Committee and Staff.Education, Knowledge, and Experience Required• J.D. or LL.B from an accredited law school.• Admission to Texas State Bar, or willingness and ability to join Texas State Bar.• Excellent communication skills.• Excellent transactional skills.• A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in commercial transactions and business law in private practice or as corporate counsel.• Excellent organizational and analytical skills.• Ability to work independently.• Proficiency with word processor (Word) and internet based programs, including document exchange programs (Adobe) and legal research databases (Westlaw or Lexis).• Demonstrated ability to perform legal research, prepare complex documents, and maintain confidentialityFLSA Status• Exempt

Job Information

  • Location:Amarillo, Texas, 79105, United States

  • Job ID:40257823

  • Posted:April 3, 2018

  • Position Title:Associate General Counsel/Senior Counsel

  • Company Name:Golden Spread Electric Cooperative

  • Job Function:Other

  • Job Type:Full-Time