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In-House Counsel can either be one lawyer or a team of lawyers who handle the legal needs of a corporation within said corporation, as opposed to working in a separate law firm. Sample resumes for those who have worked as In-House Counsel list such skills as meeting with potential witnesses and rehearsing for hearings, and arguing motions in courts of law. As with other legal positions, In-House Counsel resumes list Juris Doctor degrees after the successful completion of law school and the bar exam.

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in House Counsel

Managed various functions of the technology division, the HR department, and the business services division for one of the nation's first online services.

  • Heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Drafted and negotiated customized agreements with vendors, partners, and customers.
  • Managed outside counsel operating litigation including employment and stockholder disputes.
  • Advised and counseled on software licensing, hardware, support, maintenance, and general facilities issues.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
JD
Juris Doctor
2

in House Counsel

Vice president and managing counsel responsible for team of litigation attorneys defending surety, indemnity, trucking and automobile liability claims.

  • Oversaw adequate reserving and timely settlement negotiations in personal injury and property damage claims.
  • Monitored legislation and statutory changes in tort, real estate, and insurance fields affecting specific lines of liability and surety insurance business.
  • Represented surety insurer in federal, bankruptcy, and state court disputes arising from construction contract failures and construction defect claims, frequently involving lending transactions, security agreements, and financing documentation.
  • Conducted an extensive defense practice, including jury trials, focused on general negligence, professional negligence, construction defect, suretyship, and first party insurance litigation.
  • Managed a litigation practice group, including client development responsibility.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English
JD
Juris Doctor
3

Office of in House Counsel, Legal Analyst; Officer

Review and analyze business records and coordinate production of records in response to approximately 1,200 subpoenas, summonses, and other discovery requests per year

  • Restrict and distribute client assets in response to approximately 2,000 restraining orders, garnishments, and levies per year
  • Represent Legal and Compliance Departments to ensure compliance with company policy and applicable state and federal laws and regulations
  • Analyze and assess risk to the organization with appropriate reporting to various departments
  • Coordinate and act as Liaison with Outside Counsel in matters throughout the United States
  • Developed department employee reward program, participated on committee for firm-wide employee award voting, chosen to present department overview at annual meeting
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
JD
Involvement
4

in House Counsel; Insurance, Risk Management and Franchise Executive

Oversee trademark and copyright management and defense including enforcement of trademarks and eliminating infringement via cease and desist communication, settlement agreements and limited licensing agreements.

  • Independently manage franchise development process, including preparation of Franchise Disclosure Document and monitoring regulatory compliance with Federal Trade Commission.
  • Manage and oversee outside legal counsel on all matters
  • Generate Board Resolutions and present board meeting presentations at quarterly Board of Directors meetings to Board Members, Private Equity Ownership and Mezzanine Lending Partner.
  • Develop national cost-savings initiative leading to contract reorganizations which realized annualized savings of over $1 million dollars.
  • Negotiate, draft and manage all corporate contracts including vendor relationships, franchise and licensing agreements, and employment-related agreements.
  • Develop an internal management database related to contracts and restaurant lease agreements.
  • Create and implement claims reporting process regarding food borne illness, customer injuries, workers' compensation claims, property damage and cyber liability leading to reduced corporate liability.
  • Manage Chapter 11 Corporate Reorganization for [company name]. and three wholly-owned subsidiary Debtors, including direct oversight of all prepetition bankruptcy due diligence, claims management process and financial reporting to U.S. Trustee and Court.
  • Managed Franchise Sales and facilitated compliance with Federal and State franchising law.
  • Managed Franchisee relationships to ensure compliance with all company policies and federal and state regulations.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
JD
Meritorious Full-tuition
5

in House Counsel and Claims Counsel

  • Analyzed and drafted official coverage opinions for claims by lenders and real property owners against title insurance policies, escrow agreements, insured closing protection letters, and reinsurance treaties.
  • Communicated company position on bad faith claims, Department of Insurance inquiries and related suits filed against the company alleging extra-contractual liabilities.
  • Managed and directed litigation and supervised outside counsel, developed and implemented case strategies to establish title to insured property, recover losses to the company, initiated complex subrogation actions, and defended the company from lawsuits by insureds and third-parties.
  • Represented the Company in complex workout negotiations, settlement conferences, depositions, and mediations for resolution of claims against lender’s and owner’s title insurance policies.
  • Maintained working knowledge of real property, title, foreclosure, and construction statutes across national jurisdictions.
  • Analyzed complex mechanic’s lien litigation claims and related construction disbursements, draw requests, and payment histories to defend insureds against alleged mechanic’s lien claims.
  • Maintained file assignments with combined policy limits over $500,000,000.00, potential loss exposure of approximately $30,000,000.00.
  • Negotiated company savings in excess of $11 million in claims resolution, settlement conference participation, and recoupment from third-party guarantors and indemnitors
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Intellectual Property Law
BS
Biological Science
BA
Psychology
6

Owner, Administrator, CFO, and in House Counsel

Vice President, Administrator, CFO and In House Counsel.

  • Responsible for administrative, financial, and risk management operations.
  • Developed systems for accurate and successful company financial results.
  • Responsible for financial and tax strategies and budgeting.
  • Participated as a key member of the executive team in all aspects of operations.
  • Managed capital expansion of facilities including financing of expansion.
  • Managed funding including cash balances/forecasts and debt and equity financing as well as banking relationships.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Business
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Legal Assistant - Insurance Defense - in House Counsel

Provide legal support for a Senior Attorney

  • Draft pleadings, discovery and correspondence
  • Maintain the calendar and docket control
  • Schedule depositions, mediations and hearings
  • Prepare check requests
  • Telephone communications with adjustors, attorneys and clients (most of the clients are
  • Scan, copy, fax and email
  • E-file with ProDocs and fax file with the courts
  • Schedule meetings with clients to discuss the accident and answer discovery
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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