General Counsel Resume Samples

A General Counsel is accountable for providing corporate strategic legal advice to senior management. The other core duties are listed on the General Counsel Resume as follows – advising executives and the senior management on various matters such as legal rights and laws; managing and organizing legal matters, creating draft agreements, conducting legal research, reviewing the company’s litigation strategy; preserving all corporate records; handling statutory filings; creating new entities, anticipating issues and estimating risks strategically; and staying abreast of legislative changes.

A well-drafted resume should focus on the following skills – general counseling experience, wide knowledge of corporate laws, litigations and labor law; well-versed in business operations; business acumen, ability to anticipate legal issues or risks; legal experience in venture capital financing, and fund investments; and familiarity with corporate governance issues and secretarial duties. As this is an advanced position, a Juris Doctor Degree is expected.

General Counsel Resume example

General Counsel Resume

Objective : Dynamic business attorney and senior executive with 25 years of experience, including nearly 20 years in the sports and entertainment industry. Stints at large international law firm, small law firm and in-house, five plus years as a company president and seven plus years as a legal and operational consultant.

Skills : Law, Clerk.

Description :

    1. Report to the CEO and work collaboratively with other members of executive leadership.
    2. Advise and coordinate with management personnel, government agencies and outside counsel on all legal issues impacting YAI.
    3. Provide strategic counsel to ensure that YAI has the appropriate controls, policies, procedures, and systems in place to manage its legal risks.
    4. Provide legal advice to YAI Board, Board Chair and Board Committees.
    5. Attend and record minutes for Board meetings and Board Committee meetings.
    6. Advice on and oversee compliance with all applicable not-for-profit-laws and implement not-for-profit best practices in coordination with executive leadership.
    7. Conducted legal research for staff attorneys and made recommendations on all areas of university policy.
    8. Served as an attorney in real estate, employment, tax, and other questions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctorate


Sr. General Counsel Resume

Summary : Over 10 years of experience General Counsel with management of outsourced litigation cases; created a SOP and key indicator checklists which increased the success rate for cases from 72% to 97% and saved costs in excess of $1M.

Skills : Legal Research, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Oversaw pre-litigation disputes and ensured necessary documentation was maintained and procedures were followed to minimize company exposure.
    2. Reviewed, researched, strategically managed and resolved contractual disputes in arbitration, administrative proceedings and trial courts.
    3. Proposed, developed and implemented company handbooks and compliance educational programs to assure regulatory compliance.
    4. Advised senior management regarding the legal issues impacting the strategic plans of the company.
    5. Retained, managed and evaluated outside counsel for effectiveness and cost-efficiency.
    6. Provided counsel regarding human resources, employment, benefits and labor issues.
    7. Drafted and updated employment contracts, non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor


Jr. General Counsel Resume

Objective : Seeking an opportunity to utilize diverse skill set in a corporate environment. Broad base of experience is transferable into many types of functions.Excel at problem solving, goal attainment, working in a team environment and project completion.

Skills : Insurance, Project Management, Process Improvement, Human Resources.

Description :

    1. Held full general management authority for 325-employee community bank's legal department operations.
    2. Managed outside counsel and supervised two junior attorneys, a paralegal and an assistant.
    3. Advised Board and executives on legal issues and risk exposure.
    4. Managed litigation, contract negotiations and drafting, NDAs and confidentiality agreements, indemnity, fraud, customer authorizations relating to depository accounts, risk mitigation and risk management.
    5. Consulted with HR and Regulatory/Compliance departments; drafted litigation exposure reports to FDIC, Federal Reserve and the Board.
    6. Served as corporate representative at trial involving claim against bank.
    7. Coordinated defense and settlement decisions with defense counsel and insurance claim handler.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Asst. General Counsel Resume

Summary : Legally certified and qualified attorney, licensed to practice in Fiji with eight years of practical experience. Five years spent in private practice which included contract negotiations, court room litigation, brief writing and all manners of legal counsel.

Skills : Contract Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Human Resources, Legal.

Description :

    1. Organized legal and human resources departments for a startup company.
    2. Proactively identified worldwide legal risks and formulated strategies for minimizing them.
    3. Collaborated in settling disputes without resorting to litigation.
    4. Interpreted laws, regulations, and rulings from all over the globe Managed assigned job scope to meet certification standard: ISO 9000.
    5. Advised management, performed legal analysis, and assured compliance with national and international regulations.
    6. Secured a $35 million contract with a major operator.
    7. Negotiated an engineering contract for a dry-docking operation, the first of its kind in Mexico.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Law

Associate. General Counsel Resume

Summary : Collaborative General Counsel with business acumen, foresight, and solution-building talent. Expert negotiator and problem-solver who produces highly advantageous results. Recognized for exceptional judgment, discretion and integrity.

Skills : Managing Risk, Compliance, Financial Services, Real Estate, Technology.

Description :

    1. Advised the executive board on all legal issues affecting the corporation.
    2. Reduced clients' outstanding debts by 50-85%.
    3. Negotiated settlements with banks and opposing attorneys.
    4. Negotiated and drafted corporate agreements and contracts.
    5. Managed and set company-wide policies for the legal department.
    6. Conducted a human resources investigation.
    7. Successfully met the challenge of providing legal advice and counsel to ISTHA directors.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
J.D

General Counsel III Resume

Summary : Innovative, highly motivated senior executive seeking an opportunity to develop and direct successful corporate legal programs and policies. Senior Legal Counsel with substantial experience in corporate compliance program development/implementation, drafting of a wide variety of corporate agreements.

Skills : Technology, Board Governance, Government contracting.

Description :

    1. Manage the legal affairs of this privately held company that designs and assembles high-speed amphibious vehicles.
    2. Manage product compliance with EPA, CPSC, NHTSA, USCG and state regulations.
    3. Regarding supply and non-disclosure agreements.
    4. Manage civil litigation with outside counsel.
    5. Administer corporate liability insurance programs.
    6. Reviewing and editing company contracts for clarity and to protect the best interests of the company under the law.
    7. Devising and implementing company policies to comply with various regulatory requirements, such as drug testing and OSHA policies.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctorate

General Counsel II Resume

Objective : Over 10+ years as an attorney in the fields of contract drafting, interpreting, and maintenance; bankruptcy; employment law; domestic; and general civil litigation. Over 5+ years working with human resource and personnel issues.

Skills : Advertising.

Description :

    1. Directed human resources management activities.
    2. Served as an intermediary between staff and management.
    3. Fielded questions and work-related problems.
    4. Advised managers on sensitive issues such as equal opportunity employment and workplace harassment.
    5. Correctly handled difficult personnel situations.
    6. Practice advanced and complex legal work for the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
    7. Work involved giving legal advice, preparing opinions, bill analyses and briefs, and drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.
    8. Perform intensive research on issues pertaining to upcoming legislation.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

General Counsel I Resume

Headline : Practiced all manners of corporate law including negotiation of contracts (commercial, collectively baragained, and individual employment), intellectual property research and filings for re-branding, managed the legal communications and negotiations with the Government and managed all corporate litigation.

Skills : Grant Writing, Report Writing, Research, Training,.

Description :

    1. Oversee, direct, and complete day-to-day legal affairs within all corporate departments.
    2. Responsible for legal and regulatory compliance with the Federal Communications Commission and state regulatory commissions.
    3. Negotiate, draft, and review all corporate contracts.
    4. Draft and maintain state and federal tariffs.
    5. Manage and direct complex corporate litigation.
    6. Advise Human Resources Manager with legal issues.
    7. Assisted with legal research in area of fixed fee and cost-plus contract issues.
    8. Assisted with writing legal briefs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

General Counsel/Clerk. Resume

Objective : Professional and accomplished attorney with over 9+ years of experience looking to leverage extensive background in client relations and crisis management, public speaking, business and employee management, project management and research, and sales into a vital employee for your company.

Skills : Dictations, Calendaring, Scheduling, Drafting.

Description :

    1. Responsible for creating a legal department for a growing company with locations in the USA and the Philippines.
    2. Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors.
    3. Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action.
    4. Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically.
    5. Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.
    6. Base decision making process on ethics and integrity.
    7. Deal with external parties (accountant, external counsel, clients).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
JD

General Counsel/Consultant Resume

Summary : Seasoned business attorney with law firm, private company and public company experience from start-up to global conglomerate. A strong combination of legal, business and people acumen.

Skills : Regulatory law, Corporate governance, Employment law.

Description :

    1. Drafting & reviewing agreements and advising company president and board of directors.
    2. Work with state regulators to ensure compliance with state banking laws.
    3. Help to resolve issues identified by state and federal auditors.
    4. Have served on the board of directors for ACCPROS, which is a national association of credit counselors.
    5. Provided legal advice and legal representation to allow the company to be compliant in all states in which it does business.
    6. Managed litigation in order to prevail in every matter.
    7. Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
JD In Law

General Counsel/Executive Resume

Objective : Seasoned business and regulatory legal counsel seeking progressive, opportunistic and challenging employment opportunities.

Skills : M.S. Office, Prodocs, Relativity.

Description :

    1. Oversee all legal needs of start-up solar energy company.
    2. Negotiate and draft contracts with outside vendors and subcontractors.
    3. Oversee regulatory and licensing compliance nation-wide.
    4. Apply for and maintain licenses and authority to conduct business.
    5. Advise senior management and board of directors on corporate compliance and employment matters.
    6. Develop internal company policies covering all aspects of compliance.
    7. Collaborate with senior managers and team leaders to solve problems and develop better business strategies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctor In Law

General Counsel Resume

Summary : Worked in both the public and private sector, on both sides of the table. Worked with a multitude of unions, craft, trade, professional and industrial. Experience in managing labor disputes, grievances, arbitration, provision of training, and enforcement of policies, procedures and law.

Skills : Administrative Procedure, Governmental Processes, Depositions, Appeals.

Description :

    1. Responsible for oversight of 55 collective bargaining agreements.
    2. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements.
    3. Provided legal advice on compliance matters, work stoppages, workplace law, and other matters.
    4. Practiced before federal and state agencies.
    5. Litigated employment claims in arbitration and mediation.
    6. Drafted and enforced contract language and employee policies.
    7. Conducted and advised on workplace investigations.
    8. Designed and provided employee training on labor law and union contract interpretation.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor In Law