Job of the Week

Job of the Week

Here is today’s Job of the Week, brought to you by Lateral Link. Over the last week, Lateral Link members received offers from Skadden Arps (Houston), Mayer Brown (New York), Gibson Dunn (San Francisco), Cooley Godward (LA), Clifford Chance (Warsaw), and Morgan Lewis (New York).
Position: Associate General Counsel
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: One of the top office products retailers in North America is seeking an Associate General Counsel to work in its Naperville, IL headquarters. The Corporate Counsel position will provide transactional legal counsel and other services to clients within the company. The successful candidate will be part of a team of attorneys whose primary responsibility is to review and negotiate all business transactions on behalf of the company, and to manage other legal issues common to a large, international organization. The position will report to a Vice President, Associate General Counsel. The candidate will have authority to select and hire outside counsel, consultants, and other professionals as necessary for handling legal transactions.
More information, about the company and the position (including the job code), after the jump.

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Today’s JOW offering is a selection of IP opportunities at a Fortune 500 technology company, brought to you by ATL’s career partner, Lateral Link. In the last month, over 300 Lateral Link members referred friends who’ve joined the network, giving these members the opportunity to earn up to $5000 in referral bonuses.
Positions: Patent Counsel and Division Counsel
Location: San Diego and Atlanta
Description: The company is looking for several mid- to senior-level IP attorneys with patent experience and strong technical skills. See the full descriptions of each position at Lateral Link:
– General – Position #8159
– Position Location Group – Position #8155
– PHY/MAC+ Technologies – Position #8156
– Architecture and Process Group – Position #8158
– Open Source Software Attorney – Position #8157
The company is also seeking a senior attorney to serve as division counsel for one of its recently acquired subsidiaries based in Atlanta. This person will do general corporate and IP transactional work and will report directly to the president of the subsidiary. Position # 8160.
Company Description:
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, this technology company is a member of the S&P 500, Fortune 500, and a winner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s” Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award.” The company manufactures CDMA cell phones, base stations, and chips. Its unique work environment, dedicated workforce and expertise has also earned the company a place among Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for ten years in a row and Fortune’s list of “Most Admired Companies.” The in-house legal department consists of more than 60 highly qualified attorneys.
Learn more about these and other job opportunities by visiting Lateral Link.
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Today we have another two-for-one Job of the Week — a unique in-house litigation position and a corporate opportunity — brought to you by ATL’s career partner, Lateral Link. This past week, Lateral Link helped its members obtain offers from D.E. Shaw (in-house) in NY, Quinn Emanuel in LA, Kirkland in Chicago, Akin Gump in NY, Patterson Belknap in NY, Miller & Chevalier in DC, Hogan & Hartson in Baltimore, and a clean energy company (in-house) in Boston.
Position: Associate Counsel – Litigation
Description: This major mutual fund management company is seeking a junior to mid-level litigator to serve as legal counsel. The position will involve setting litigation strategy, overseeing and advising on a wide array of litigation matters, preparing court filings, and appearing in court on behalf of the company. The company is seeking someone with litigation experience at a mid- to large-sized firm, a minimum of two to four years of litigation experience, or one year of experience plus at least one year in a federal court clerkship. (Job Code: 8135.)
Position: Associate Counsel – Corporate Services
Description: The company is also seeking a junior to mid-level corporate associate to join its Corporate Legal Services team and represent the Company and its subsidiaries on a variety of corporate and contract matters. The position will involve contract drafting and negotiation, advising senior management on matters of law, and setting company policy regarding contracts, corporate, and other legal matters. The company is seeking someone with 2-5 years corporate or transactional experience at a mid- to large-sized law firm, exceptional leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated persuasive and influencing capabilities, and the ability to work quickly and independently with attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines. (Job Code: 7944.)
Company: This Company, located just outside of Philadelphia, offers individual and institutional investors a line of popular mutual funds and brokerage services. Claiming more than $1 trillion of assets under management, the firm is battling for the title of largest retail mutual fund manager on the planet. Their fund options include more than 180 stock, bond, mixed, and international offerings, as well as variable annuity portfolios. The company is known as much for its puritanical thriftiness and conservative investing as for its line of index funds, which track the performance of such groups of stock as the S&P 500.
You can learn more about these and other job opportunities by visiting Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

Here is today’s ATL / Lateral Link Job of the Week. In 2007, Lateral Link secured attorneys offers at more than half of the Vault Top 100 firms and numerous corporations and funds.
Position: Senior Vice President and Counsel
Location: Orange County, California
Description: Investment firm focused on growth companies in both the US and in Asia is seeking a Senior Vice President/Counsel. Firm has offices in both Newport Beach, CA and Hong Kong, and manages both public and private investments through various portfolios in both jurisdictions.
Duties will include:
* Oversee legal structure of the firm and monitor investment advisor regulations.
* Draft basic legal documents, including term sheets and letters of intent/memorandums of understanding.
* Set up US investment vehicles.
* Liaise with HK outside counsel on setting up foreign investment vehicles and with China based transactions.
* Negotiate investment subscriptions with clients.
Position Requirements:
• Mid-senior level associate with transactional, investment management and securities experience
• The position is based in Newport Beach or Los Angeles (company prefers if candidate can work from Newport Beach Office several days a week)
• Flexibility to travel between LA and Hong Kong every 5 to 6 weeks (and more frequently depending on needs)
• Compensation will be based on candidate experience but will include base salary, bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package
Company Description: This investment firm is focused on growth companies in both the US and in Asia is seeking Senior Vice President/Counsel. The firm has offices in both Newport Beach, CA and Hong Kong, and manages both public and private investments through various portfolios in both jurisdictions.
For more information, see job # 8063 on Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

Here’s the latest Job of the Week from ATL’s career partner, Lateral Link. Because Lateral Link does no cold-calling and is more efficient than traditional recruiting firms, successful candidates receive $10,000 upon placement.
Position: Assistant General Counsel – Capital Markets
Location: Washington DC
Description: This alternative asset management company is seeking an attorney to serve as an internal counsel in the legal department. The attorney will participate in the negotiation and review of financing documentation, including offering materials, credit agreements, sale or purchase agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documents and servicing agreements and facilitate the closing of such transactions. Responsibilities include:
· Finance/Capital Markets: Represent the Company and its affiliates as borrowers or issuers in various types of financings, including warehouse and other syndicated credit facilities, CLO/CDO transactions, and public and private offerings of debt and equity.
· Corporate and Securities Law: Provide advice and counsel on a variety of corporate and regulatory matters, including traditional corporate law and corporate governance matters, securities law compliance and SEC reporting.
· Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting amendments and waivers to loan agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Skills Requirements:
• 3rd to 5th year associate at major national law firm.
• Outstanding academic credentials with a J.D. from a respected law school.
• Experience in Capital Markets or Corporate Finance practice area required; general corporate and securities law experience a plus.
• A skilled team-oriented attorney, willing to perform all transaction related tasks from due diligence to drafting, negotiating and closing.
• Ability to work in fast-paced deal environment.
• Business oriented, practical and bottom-line approach to decision making (versus overlawyering and academic). Maturity and practical thinking necessary.
• Generally flexible with working hours
Company Description: This company, both directly and through its global asset management business, is an investor in management and employee buyouts, private equity buyouts, and early stage and mature private and public companies. The company provides senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity to fund growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and securitizations. The company and its affiliates invest from $5 million to $800 million per company in North America and $5 million to $500 million per company in Europe.
For more information, see job # 6439 on Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

Because Lateral Link does no cold-calling and is more efficient than traditional recruiting firms, successful candidates receive $10,000 upon placement.
Position: Counsel (In-House)
Location: Orange County, CA
Description: A major computer hard-drive manufacturer seeks an in-house counsel. The individual will be expected to review, draft and negotiate contracts, agreements, licenses and other instruments on Company’s behalf; maintain corporate records for the Company’s foreign and domestic subsidiaries; manage the legal department’s online tools, such as the nondisclosure agreement application and document template web page; assist in preparation of corporate documents, including resolutions, bylaws, board and shareholder minutes and SEC reporting documents; and investigate facts and law surrounding a dispute, and work with outside counsel to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit(s).
Skills:
• 4-6 years of experience practicing general corporate law with a law firm listed in American Lawyer’s survey of the top 100 law firms in the United States
• Current member of the California Bar in good standing
• Full knowledge of principles, concepts and methodology of the practice of corporate law
• Extensive knowledge of contract and tort law
• Familiarity with corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, license agreements, and SEC reporting
Company Description: This company is one of the largest independent makers of hard disk drives, which record, store, and recall volumes of data. Drives for personal computers account for most of the company’s sales, although they also make devices for entry-level servers and home entertainment products, such as set-top boxes and video game consoles. The company sells to manufacturers and through retailers and distributors. About half of its sales are to manufacturers; Dell accounted for 10% of sales in fiscal 2007.
For more information, see job # 7953 on Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

This week Lateral Link members started jobs at Skadden, Fried Frank, Stillman Friedman, Kirkland & Ellis, and Jones Day.
Position: Senior Counsel – Home Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: A top entertainment Company has an opening for a home entertainment Senior Counsel in the Corporate and Distribution Legal Department. The position will focus primarily on transactions to distribute and acquire television and motion picture programming for the Company’s home entertainment division. This attorney will work closely with senior business development, operations, marketing and finance executives to structure, negotiate and document distribution and acquisition agreements ranging from revenue sharing agreements, retail space programs, third party licensing agreements, acquisition of home entertainment rights, promotional programs, product manufacturing agreements, back-end distribution services agreements, scan-based trading agreements and other related agreements.
Skills Description: The successful candidate will have outstanding academic credentials and a minimum of six to eight years of studio/in-house (or comparable law firm) experience in home entertainment matters. Valuable areas of expertise include packaged goods distribution, licensing, intellectual property and marketing. Strong negotiation, drafting and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential.
Company Description: This Company is a leading creator and distributor of entertainment products, services and technology. Their global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisitions and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in over 67 countries.
For more information, see job #7488 on Lateral Link.
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Job of the Week

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Position: General Counsel
Company: CONFIDENTIAL (Family Office of High Net Worth Individual in Orange County, CA)
Location: Orange County, CA
Description: Are you familiar with Nick on the show Dirty Sexy Money? The family office of a well-known, high net worth individual in Orange County, CA, is currently seeking an attorney for General Counsel. The family office manages and administers all of the financial affairs and activities not associated with the founder’s company. Responsibilities will include, either directly or by coordinating outside counsel: Real Estate, including contract review, drafting, and negotiation; Contract Negotiations; Regulatory and Compliance (’33 Act, ’34 Act, both ’40 Acts); Estate, Tax and Financial Planning; and managing general business transactions. Requirements include: 4-10 years experience with a law firm, financial service, or property management company; Experience with real estate or private investment transactions; and SOX experience a plus.
For more information, see job #7697 on Lateral Link.
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If you’re not already a member of Lateral Link, you can sign up through their website. Membership, which is free and confidential, allows you to learn about new legal opportunities as they become available. Successfully placed candidates will receive a $10,000 placement bonus.
Position Type / Location: Law Firm – Tax Associate (Washington, DC)
Position Description: The Washington D.C. office is seeking a mid-level tax associate to work on project finance transactions. This magic circle law firm makes The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 100 rankings. The firm’s practice areas include corporate, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, project finance, reinsurance and insurance, and tax. The successful candidate must have at least 3-6 years experience in partnerships, foreign tax planning, leveraged leasing, subchapter C and tax-exempt financing.
For more information, see job #7697 on Lateral Link.
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If you’re not already a member of Lateral Link, you can sign up through their website. Membership, which is free and confidential, allows you to learn about new legal opportunities as they become available. Successfully placed candidates receive a $10,000 placement bonus.
Positions: In-House Counsel – Real Estate, In-House Counsel – Corporate
Location: Newton, Massachusetts
Position Descriptions:
Corporate: Seeking a transactional attorney with four or more years of large law firm experience. Corporate, securities, finance/project finance or energy experience is a plus but not a requirement. Public company experience and SarbOx also a plus but not a requirement. The candidate must be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured environment and will be expected to handle day-to-day tasks while reporting to GC on larger issues. This person will work primarily with the GC and the finance team. The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple demands and transactions. The Company is growing quickly and it is a very dynamic workplace; the ideal candidate must be able to accommodate change relatively quickly.
Real Estate: Seeking candidate with four or more years of transactional real estate experience. The ideal candidate has experience with lenders and equity investors, can identify and resolve title issues, and can review real estate documents (including project leases, easements, crossing agreements, commercial leases). This candidate would be responsible for working with developers on land acquisitions for Company projects and would work with the GC, Assistant GC and the finance team on resolving issues and getting projects financed. The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple demands and transactions. The Company is growing quickly and it is a very dynamic workplace; therefore the ideal candidate must be able to accommodate change relatively quickly. The candidate needs to have good communication and interpersonal skills, as they will be dealing with rural landowners and employees inside the company.
Company Description: This privately held company is a leader in wind power production, with more than 40 wind farms in development across the country. Based in Newton, Massachusetts, the company is focused on wind farm development, ownership and operation. The company builds primarily in the Northeast, West and Hawaii, and is already producing nearly 100 MW of energy through three operational wind farms. The company is currently developing more than 3,500 MW of wind power projects in several markets through various subsidiary companies. The company is managed and supported by a team of more than 100 talented and dedicated individuals committed to the company’s environment.
For more information, see job # 7661 and job # 7662 on Lateral Link.
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