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Legal Counsels make sure that business operations comply with the current legislation. Besides knowing the current laws, they also need to involve in research and assessments and to show a thorough understanding of business objectives. Top sample resumes for Legal Counsels showcase broad legal knowledge, analytical thinking, the ability to craft a legal strategy and excellent interpersonal skills. Professionals seeking to work as Legal Counsels should be able to display in their resumes a Bachelor's degree, a Juris Doctor degree and a law license. In some cases, a degree in Business Administration may represent an advantage.

For more information on what it takes to be a Legal Counsel, check out our complete Legal Counsel Job Description.

1

Legal Counsel

Enforced essential changes related to the assignment of corporate assets to a newly formed limited liability company.

  • Managed outside counsel's involvement in litigation and negotiations with state agencies and regulatory bodies.
  • Drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar contracts including talent, composer, production, manufacturing, service, and distribution agreements.
  • Negotiated subrogation claims for product liabilities with insurers and additional component manufactures.
  • Developed and managed the multi-million dollar intellectual property portfolio by creating an intellectual property tracking and maintenance database.
  • Completed clearance searches, registrations, and response to office actions with the USPTO.
  • Approved product packaging and marketing materials for trademark and FTC compliance.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Sports Marketing & Management
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
2

Legal Counsel

Sole person responsible for all legal affairs of leading clean tech and affiliated construction
companies

  • Drafted and negotiated construction contracts based on FIDIC suite of contracts
  • Orchestrated the incorporation of 10+ SPVs to facilitate monetization process
  • Kept minutes of the Board of Directors and ensured compliance with corporate law
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
LLM
Banking
3

Legal Counsel

  • Joined this newly created claims management company as its legal counsel providing strategic legal advice to senior management.
  • Identified proactive solutions to eliminate or mitigate risks on all business transactions.
  • Drafted agreements (service, employment, confidentiality, third party administration) that maximized legal rights and minimized risks.
  • Ensured company was in compliance with the IRS, the Texas Insurance Commission and all state and federal laws.
  • Monitored litigation and coordinated discovery with outside counsel.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Public Relations
JD
Juris Doctor
4

Profit Center Legal Counsel

In-house attorney with the largest global [company name] provider. Negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar contracts for international deals on four continents.

  • Advised on legal matters for profit centers and service departments in over 15 jurisdictions in the Middle East, Mediterranean and South East Asia.
  • Advised on the company's innovative business initiatives including new products, distribution methods, marketing strategies and joint ventures.
  • Consulted on facultative reinsurance structures and treaty reinsurance requirements and limitations.
  • Ensured compliance with trade sanctions by the United States (OFAC) and the European Union.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology Political Science
JD
Rhetoric Writing & Research
5

Legal Counsel

Provide primary legal support to Human Resources Department and to Global Business Units and Corporate Services Departments.

  • Counsel the various HR Departments regarding day to day employment law matters, including issues arising under FLSA, FMLA, Deferred Compensation Plans, Commission Plans, Health and Welfare Benefits Plans, and HR policies.
  • Negotiate contracts with staffing agencies for talent acquisition.
  • Successfully reduced consultant liability claim ($288K to $150K), ultimately avoiding millions of dollars in potential future exposure in the event of Department of Labor audit.
  • Provided legal support to HR Benefits team responding to year long IRS audit of company’s 401(k) plan, achieving favorable outcome; audit was closed with no monetary exposure.
  • Negotiate lease agreement terms and conditions and other documentation for lease and loan financings and syndication transactions and structure, negotiate and draft equipment financing program agreements.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Magna
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Associate Intern, Legal Counsel Division

Assisted the legal counsel division with updating existing bank policies and regulations in order to stay in compliance with national banking laws.

  • Provided assistance to the legal counsel division with drafting legal memorandums related to seeking liquidation of a firm for non-payment of corporate debt.
  • Researched existing laws related to distressed corporate securities for the bank's investment division in order to provide advice on legal options in treating outstanding corporate liabilities.
  • Helped the debt collection team in preparing recovery notices to credit card holders for late payments on existing loan balances.
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
LLM
Securities And Financial Regulations
7

Chief Legal Counsel

  • Conducted extensive research and prepared memoranda and provided opinion for committee members on diverse legal issues.
  • Supervised legal department including attorneys and research staff in all committee business.
  • Drafted and amended legislation concerning judges, attorneys and all aspects of the courts of the Commonwealth.
  • Acted as office liaison for lobbyists, constituents, and government relations personnel.
  • Assisted committee chairman in presiding over legislative public hearings and executive sessions.
  • Collected and organized data pertaining to deficiencies in the Massachusetts judicial system while attending statewide courthouse hearings.
  • Managed House Judiciary Committee legislative docket, including more than seven hundred working files pertaining to the administration and management of the Massachusetts legal system.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Communications
Technology / Intellectual Property Law
Teaching Assistant
8

In-house Legal Counsel

  • Drafted and reviewed SEC filings for a micro-cap energy company that is publicly traded on NASDAQ.
  • Assisted the Special Independent Committee of the Board of Directors in conducting an internal investigation in China.
  • Drafted and reviewed financing, non-disclosure, and employment agreements.
  • Interfaced and coordinated with outside counsel regarding the Company's defense against derivative lawsuits.
  • Drafted and researched legal memos on securities law, contract law, and corporate governance.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics And Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Director of Sales and Legal Counsel

  • Answered company phone calls as the inside sales person.
  • Placed calls and wrote demand letters to recoup money owed from contractual agreements.
  • Coordinated and managed transit routes, and maintained an updated status of the location of all medical personnel and vehicles.
  • Executed decisions on behalf of the company in regards to the interviewing and hiring process of potential employees.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Chief Legal Counsel

  • Investigated, evaluated, and advised the Human Resources Director on disputes between the government and its employees, including disciplinary actions, discrimination claims, and general grievances.
  • Coordinated with the Attorney General's Office in defending the government in employment litigation before the American Samoa Administrative Law Judge.
  • Ensured compliance with the local and federal law through policy-drafting, regulatory amendments, and training of government officials and department leaders.
  • Reviewed employee contracts for compliance under local and federal law.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English Literature
JD
Juris Doctor
Clinical Law Program

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