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In-House Senior Legal Counsel

Detroit

Job Description

We are hiring an attorney to join our team in Boston, Chicago, or Detroit and head our US legal team and our Americas Legal function. This role will partner with leadership and client and shared services teams to provide legal advice on commercial contracts, employment law, and corporate governance. This role will report to the US Managing Partner and will also work closely with Roland Berger's Corporate Legal Team based in Germany. This role will also interact with business teams in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.


Responsibilities
 

General

  • Advise the business on best practices regarding corporate governance
  • Proactively identify legal and reputational risks and recommend solutions that balance risk with business impact
  • Keep leadership informed of legislation and regulatory rulings
  • Respond to any legal or regulatory inquiries
  • Align closely with global Legal Team
  • Actively manage and build out the US legal team
  • Define, implement, and manage the legal setup for the legal team in other countries in the region (Canada, Mexico, Brazil)

Contract Law

  • Review and negotiate vendor and client contracts and agreements, including NDAs and non-reliance letters
  • Gather information on business issues to ensure agreements accurately describe business capabilities and address legal risks
  • Provide legal guidance on contract interpretation
  • Address business team legal questions, covering topics like customer relationship, compliance, and intellectual property
  • Develop and maintain templates, policies, and escalation procedures in collaboration with Corporate Legal Team
  • Manage risks and provide solutions for resolving customer complaints
  • Oversee and consult with outside counsel, as needed

 

Employment Law

  • Provide advice and support on the employment relationship, including recruiting, leaves of absence, investigations, terminations, and workplace safety
  • Prepare employment documents, including employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, and contractor agreements
  • Prepare employee-related correspondence, such as disciplinary warnings
  • Provide solutions for resolving employment disputes
  • Assist with enforcing employment agreements, such as restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements
  • Provide advice on federal, state, and local employment and labor laws, such as Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA
  • Advise the business on benefits matters, including health and welfare and 401k
  • Oversee and consult with outside counsel, as needed

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or LLM from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the US
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of legal experience, preferably with several years of in-house legal experience
  • Strong communication skills with ability to clearly articulate pragmatic solutions to complex legal and business challenges
  • Experience building relationships and partnering with multiple stakeholders at various organizational levels
  • Broad international perspective and understanding of consulting
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Experience with contracts in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico a plus, but not required
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

Additional Information

Are you a game changer and want to shape the future with us?

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Roland Berger provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Roland Berger is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact your recruiter.

Current Company policy encourages that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and all new hires must certify to their vaccine status by the time they start employment. Based on vaccine status, employees may have different safety protocols at different times based on COVID-19 levels.  

If applying within the US, this role is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future

Megan Clouden

Detroit

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In case of any technical issues or problems submitting your application please contact: Dennis Reck (+49 89 9230-9127) or Lena Krojer (+49 89 9230-9486).