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Litigation Counsel
Choice Hotels International, Inc. North Bethesda, MD

Litigation Counsel

Choice Hotels International, Inc.
North Bethesda, MD
Expired: March 05, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Who are we looking for?

Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, has an exciting new opportunity as our Litigation Counsel in the legal department. The legal department is the team that handles all legal matters from providing legal guidance to internal business partners, drafting and executing franchise agreements and third-party contracts, enforcing Choice's contractual rights to pursuing outstanding claims, and protecting our trademarks. As a key member of our legal team, you will provide legal support to the company related to franchisee litigation/arbitration.

Are you the type of person who is willing to learn, who is interested in handling projects covering a wide scope of topics and levels of complexity, as well as unique projects? Do you have a proactive sense of customer service and strong ability and commitment to producing efficient and effective results? We invite you to apply today for our Counsel role today and #MakeItYourChoice.

Your Responsibilities
  • Provide legal guidance to business partner/management related to litigation, dispute resolution and franchisee compliance matters.
  • Manage an arbitration caseload of claims filed against franchisees to collect monies owed to Choice and negotiate settlements to resolve claims
  • Act as second chair in more complex litigation.
  • Work with attorneys and paralegals in connection with franchisee compliance (defaults and terminations), and litigation.
  • Effectively communicate with existing franchisees, Choice associates and External Resources when necessary to enforce agreements and other commitments, negotiate workouts or support the goals of our business partners.

Your Experience, Skills & Competencies
  • JD and Maryland Bar Required.
  • At least 3-5 years' experience in general litigation
  • Strong skills in communication (verbal and written), problem solving and legal judgment
  • Willingness and desire to learn and understand the Company's various business departments and operations to build effective business partnerships with internal clients and drive results.
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to consistently prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands and successfully achieve deadline driven results that effectively achieve business objectives.
  • Must have exceptional customer focus and approachability.
  • Solid team player with strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate and deal effectively with others, including senior management, peers, support staff and internal clients.

Your Team

This is an individual contributor role that will report to the Senior Counsel, Litigation and Franchise Compliance. You will have 1 peer teammate and collaborate with cross functional departments on a regular basis.

Your Work Location

As our Litigation Counsel, you will be based in our beautiful, state-of-the-art worldwide corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, MD. Less than 15 miles from Washington, DC, we're located one block away from the North Bethesda Metro station, with service on the Red Line and the MARC Brunswick line, easy access to I-270, and plenty of free parking provided by Choice Hotels.

Right now, our associates in corporate headquarters are working in a hybrid environment, up to 4 days per week in the office and virtual from your home office the remaining days. We provide flexibility and encourage ongoing communication with your leadership to establish expectations about your unique needs.

About Choice

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With nearly 7,500 hotels, representing nearly 630,000 rooms, in 46 countries and territories as of September 30, 2022, the Choice® family of hotel brands provides business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the upper upscale, upper mid-scale, midscale, extended-stay, and economy segments. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members a faster way to rewards, with personalized benefits starting on day one. For more information, visit

At our worldwide corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, MD and St. Louis Park, MN as well as our technology center in Scottsdale, AZ, and through our associates around the globe, we keep Choice hotels thriving by serving as a champion for our franchisees and providing cutting-edge technology.

*** This role is not eligible for sponsorship ***

Ability to model Choice's Cultural Values: Welcome and Respect Everyone, Be Bold, Be Quick, Listen, Be Curious and Show Integrity.


Choice Hotels International, Inc.

North Bethesda, MD



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