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Corporate Counsel, or In-House Counsel, is either one lawyer or a team of lawyers who represent(s) the legal needs of a corporation from the inside, as opposed to working at a separate law firm or freelance. Sample resumes for those who have worked as Corporate Counsel list such skills as drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts; and providing legal advice to the investments department in accordance with investments made by the company. Corporate Counsels list Juris Doctor degrees on their resumes upon the successful completion of law school and the bar exam.

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1

Corporate Counsel

Established and led in-house legal department for a global maintenance, reliability, and technology company with a large client base including, multiple Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical corporations, and large hotel and retail chains.

  • Negotiated and drafted commercial lease agreements for six properties worth over $1MM.
  • Directed and collaborated with outside counsel on multiple legal matters including the creation of a Joint Venture in Poland.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated: employment agreements, terms and conditions, service agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements, software license agreements.
  • Assisted in the sale of commercial hotel, valued at over $4MM.
  • Analyzed legal claims and litigation, and developed strategies for successful outcomes. Developed and implemented company-wide policies, procedures, and programs to enhance workflow and ensure legal compliance.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
2

Corporate Counsel

Led the negotiations for the licensing (outbound) of strategic software and service agreements for the leader in claims processing & estimating for the auto-insurance industry

  • Managed the negotiation of a five-year, $12M software license, implementation and service agreement with Canada's largest insurance company
  • Reviewed and delivered feedback on product documentation and marketing collateral
  • Increased legal department operational efficiency by 25% through restructured contract request guidelines and workflow, while ensuring legal risks were minimized and business objectives maintained
  • Reviewed & negotiated contracts for the procurement of goods and services in support of day-to-day operations
  • Initiated product release legal due diligence process to ensure that appropriate licenses were secured and intellectual property used in compliance
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Intellectual Property Law
3

Corporate Counsel

Managed major technology acquisition contracts and intellectual property licensing.

  • Successfully negotiated licenses valued at more than $135 million.
  • Drafted legal documents and prepared internal collateral for quarterly stock reports.
  • Provided legal advice on intellectual property protection issues across branding, packaging, and marketing, including trademark protection through the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Trained staff on a variety of topics including code of conduct, antitrust, insider trading, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • Completed 125+ legal transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions with multi-year earn-out structures.
  • Led the team which closed the $340 million acquisition of a special effects software company, managing due diligence, documentation support, and post-closing integration.
  • Recognized with highest client satisfaction reports compared to 17 fellow attorneys in legal department.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Finance
JD
Business
4

Corporate Counsel

Drafted and reviewed all company contracts, including, licensing agreements, NDA's, privacy policies, terms of service, commercial leases, sales contracts, re-seller agreements, and management agreements

  • Negotiated and drafted all company settlements with the express aim to avoid costs of litigation and mitigate any potential company liability
  • Researched federal and state law to developed company's employment policies and employee handbook
  • Drafted all corporate by-laws, resolutions, and minutes
  • Conducted in-depth research of laws and regulations, including CAN-SPAM and MMA
  • Restructured company to segregate company assets from operations by creating a new parent holding company and new subsidiary operating companies
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Philosophy, Political Science, And Religion
LLM
Tax Law
JD
Juris Doctor
5

Corporate Counsel

Reported to the President and General Counsel at a specialty property and casualty insurer admitted in 49 states; coordinated a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and contractual matters.

  • Drafted, reviewed, and analyzed a wide variety of contracts in a team effort with sales executives and upper management.
  • Managed corporate compliance matters for the company and prepared related regulatory, business, and corporate governance filings.
  • Liasoned with claims department regarding catastrophic claims and Medicare Secondary Payer Act reporting.
  • Worked with outside counsel regarding various regulatory and business matters; reviewed professional invoices for accuracy.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Art History
MA
Business Administration
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Corporate Counsel

Drafted and reviewed all company contracts, including, licensing agreements, NDA's, privacy policies, terms of service, commercial leases, sales contracts, re-seller agreements, and management agreements

  • Negotiated and drafted all company settlements with the express aim to avoid costs of litigation and mitigate any potential company liability
  • Researched federal and state law to developed company's employment policies and employee handbook
  • Drafted all corporate by-laws, resolutions, and minutes
  • Conducted in-depth research of laws and regulations for e-commerce issues related to website development, email marketing, text SMS marketing, and mobile location-based advertising
  • Restructured company to segregate company assets from operations by creating a new parent holding company and new subsidiary operating companies
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Philosophy, Political Science, And Religion
LLM
Tax Law
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Corporate Counsel

Advising Target Technology Services Department as primary counsel in all manner of technology sourcing matters
impacting enterprise operations world-wide, including Strategic Partnership Agreements with Fortune 100 technology
service providers; Multi-Channel Agreements; large-scale, multi-national Business Process Outsourcing Agreements;
Software License Agreements (including SaaS, PaaS, and open source)

  • Negotiated and advised as lead counsel on execution of a complex, multi-component, worldwide Enterprise Software
  • Acted as primary in-house counsel in the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of Target's first-ever Managed
  • Authored Target's first SaaS Agreement template and checklist for rollout across the enterprise, led the Law
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
8

Corporate Counsel

Counseled Senior Management on IP concerns ranging from adverse matters to breadth and value of portfolio

  • Mined patent portfolio and claim charted identified assets against infringing products
  • Negotiated and drafted licensing agreements
  • Formulated technology licensing strategies for orphaned research
  • Evaluated breadth and validity of third party patent claims
  • Supported discovery, research and drafting of motions in a patent interference proceeding
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications and managed outside counsel docket involving technologies including software algorithms, wireless communication systems, optical devices, fibers and systems, MEMS, displays, multimedia, material science, as well as semiconductor devices and processes
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Corporate Counsel

Prepare and file I-526/I-829 Petitions and Memorandums in Support of I-526/I-829;

  • Prepare and Review Offering documents: Limited Partnership Agreements, Loan Agreements, Subscription Agreements, PPMs, and Promissory Notes;
  • Review and verify Source of Funds of investors;
  • Prepare project documents and project overviews on behalf of the investors' I-829 packages;
  • Liaison between the Regional Center and the Business Plan writers, Economic Analysts, and Feasibility Consulting firms;
  • Researched and familiar with: Published USCIS regulations in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR); Statutes governing immigration law in the Immigration Nationality Act USCIS Federal Register Publications, including notices, proposed, interim and final rules; and Administrative Decisions from the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor

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