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Corporate Counsel/ Sr. Counsel

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc
Saint Louis, MO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

General Summary: Position will perform a variety of general legal duties reporting to the VP and General Counsel on a three-person legal team (paralegal, this position and GC) with exposure to all aspects of the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides legal counsel on a wide range of matters, including contract management, regulatory, compliance, risk management and other general legal matters.
  • Drafts, reviews, redlines and negotiates a wide variety of contracts and agreements (sponsorship agreements, athlete and ambassador agreements, license agreements, agreements with suppliers, vendors and service providers).
  • Together with the legal team, manages contracts and contract lifecycles including template development, maintenance, management and roll-out; drafting, revising, redlining and negotiating contracts; managing contract execution and filing, together with all phases of the contract management processes.
  • Assists with management of global trademark portfolio, trademark registration strategies and enforcement actions.
  • Assists in the preparation, management and record-keeping of Board materials, including minutes, resolutions and written consents.
  • Assists with developing, managing and tracking departmental budget, including reviewing and processing invoices from law firms and service providers.
  • Handles in-house aspects of litigation matters, including document retention, collecting information for discovery requests, working with employees in the preparation of declarations and identifying appropriate internal subject matter experts for deposition.
  • Develops organizational policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.
  • Consults with internal and external subject matter experts when necessary.
  • Builds relationships across the business units and with leadership stakeholders.
  • Advises on employment matters.
  • Actively identifies legal issues that affect the Company’s products and services and communicates with business units as appropriate.
  • Provides Project Management for M&A, marketing review, litigation, etc.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Law degree from a top-tier accredited law school and a member in good standing of Missouri State Bar required.
  • 5-10 year attorney with in-house corporate legal department experience required, preference to candidates with consumer product company experience.
  • Relentless attention to detail with the ability to process and execute multiple tasks simultaneously, ensuring completion of individual tasks without close supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all levels (internally and externally).
  • Strong organizational, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Top candidates will be deep creative thinkers with a proven track-record of mitigating legal risk while empowering the business to execute according to company-wide goals. A keen ability to navigate “getting to yes” while mitigating corporate risk and risk to revenue.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform a challenging workload under tight deadlines.
  • Proven dependability and flexibility regarding time management, work assignments and deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to function well – and be comfortable in – a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

Core Competencies: The successful candidate will be:

  • Action–Oriented.
  • Solution–Oriented.
  • An outstanding communicator – both written and oral.
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working independently.
  • A creative innovator.
  • A leader that is comfortable interacting with and influencing others at all levels within the organization.
  • Personally responsible with a high degree of integrity that is comfortable speaking out when necessary.
  • Customer-focused & consumer-orientated (to both internal and external customers).
  • A decision-maker.
  • A highly organized, detail-oriented subject matter expert.

Working Conditions: General office working conditions. This is an “on-site” position working in Rawlings’ St. Louis’ headquarters (subject to local rules and regulations).

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc


Saint Louis, MO
63141 USA



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