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Senior Corporate Counsel at California Pizza Kitchen Inc

Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Playa Vista, California

Job Description:

Senior Corporate Counsel

Summary of Position

Negotiate contractual matters in core business areas; provide practical advice regarding legal and business risks and opportunities, and assist in guiding future growth initiatives.

Overall Responsibilities and Duties

  • Negotiate and draft business contracts, including franchise, procurement, marketing, operations, facilities, IT, accounting, and technology.

  • Serve as subject-matter expert on data privacy matters, helping to ensure corporate and vendor compliance with data privacy law.

  • Manage portfolio of trademarks.

  • Supervise Licensing Paralegal.

  • Assist litigation counsel in managing patent, trademark and contractual litigation matters, including preparing document productions and responding to discovery requests.

  • Monitor state and local regulations affecting the restaurant industry and advise regarding compliance efforts, including, but not limited to, alcohol sales, packaging, and menu regulations.

  • Assist in drafting and negotiating real estate leases.


Education, Training, and Work Experience

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from ABA accredited law school, superior academic credentials.

  • Member in good standing of at least one State Bar (California preferred) and eligible to become certified as an authorized Counsel in California.

  • Working knowledge of data privacy regulations. (Experience with California Consumer Privacy Act and other state and federal privacy laws strongly preferred.)

  • 5+ years of legal experience (large law firm or in-house experience strongly preferred).

  • Experience in advising retail and/or restaurant clients strongly preferred.

  • Experience in reviewing/drafting contracts required; experience in drafting franchise contracts and/or leases preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to all levels of management, staff, outside counsel, and business partners.

  • Demonstrated understanding of business risks and opportunities in negotiation of contracts.

  • Approaches obstacles proactively and looks for creative solutions to further business needs.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and a strong dedication to providing prompt, excellent client service to internal and external partners.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple simultaneous projects with minimal supervision.

  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail.

  • Upholds and furthers California Pizza Kitchen’s culture and values.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to computer terminals. The noise level and temperature is moderate. The employee has the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for up to 10 hours a day. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend or kneel, lift up to 40 lbs. and perform other diverse physical tasks as needed. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to climb on roof through the roof hatch and ladder and open up all roof top equipment to inspect for preventative maintenance. Must be able to climb a ladder inside the restaurant to look above the ceiling for inspections, must be able to look into, bind and under all equipment.NOTE: CPK reserves the right to revise or change the position plan as the need arises. This position plan is not all inclusive of total job responsibilities nor does it constitute a written or implied contract of employment.CPK will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other state, federal or local law.