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  • Monday, January 28, 2019 10:23 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Dispute Resolution Attorney 


    Berger Singerman seeks to expand its Dispute Resolution Team with the addition of a highly qualified and motivated attorney with 5-9 years of comparable civil litigation experience. We seek a candidate who is skilled in litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts and/or before arbitration tribunals. Such candidate should have strong academic credentials and prior experience with all aspects of civil litigation including managing the written discovery process, taking and defending depositions, successfully arguing in court, and engaging in trial preparation. We seek applicants with the analytical skills and desire to grasp the legal intricacies of complicated high stakes disputes and the competitive spirit necessary to excel while working under pressure. Applicants must exercise good judgment and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. Florida Bar admission is required.

    Please submit your resume to:
    Elizabeth Calderin, Recruitment Coordinator
    ecalderin@bergersingerman.com
    and
    Jessica Pavlik, Chief Operating Officer
    jpavlik@bergersingerman.com


  • Monday, January 28, 2019 10:15 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate

    MacDonald Hoague & Bayless seeks a full-time associate attorney to fight for the civil rights of workers, persons with disabilities, prisoners, tenants, victims of police misconduct, and others.

    The associate will work with other attorneys at the firm on all phases of litigation from intake to trial and appeal. Applicants should have:

    • at least two years of experience in civil litigation (or federal clerkship experience)
    • experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, civil rights and employment law, and an interest in the practice areas of the firm
    • skills or experience making them ready to take on tasks such as working directly with clients, drafting pleadings, taking depositions, arguing motions in court, and assisting with presenting cases to juries at trial
    • excellent research and writing skills
    • demonstrated ability to work with other attorneys and staff in a supportive and collaborative manner
    • admission (or willingness to gain admission) to the Washington State Bar Association

    MHB has been at the forefront of civil rights litigation in the Pacific Northwest for more than 60 years. We represent plaintiffs in several practice areas, including employment discrimination, police misconduct, fair housing, public records, and personal injury. You can find more information about the firm on our website, https://www.mhb.com.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to jobs@mhb.com by February 22, 2019.

    Please include “Applicant for Litigation Associate Position” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 10:02 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Experienced Litigation Associates

    Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Florida's largest law firm continues to grow. CSK's Miami office located in the Datran/Dadeland area of Miami is seeking litigation associates with 1 to 8 of years of litigation experience. All candidates must have at least one year of litigation experience, along with strong academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills. Candidates must be in good standing with the Florida Bar. Preference will be given to those with the following experience:

    • construction defect defense experience
    • insurance defense experience
    • medical malpractice experience
    • bodily injury defense experience
    • First party property defense experience

    CSK offers competitive salaries, quarterly bonus programs for associates, an excellent benefits package in which employees may choose from 4 United health plans, 2 dental plans, Short and Long-Term Disability, Long Term Care, life insurance; paid parking or Metro Pass, a wellness program and much more. CSK provides its employees 20 days of PTO per calendar year and offers a 401k plan with a matching portion as well. Qualified candidates with the experience mentioned above should send their resumes to janeena.collins@csklegal.com with the subject line “Resume – Miami Associate”. NO RECRUITERS OR TELEPHONE INQUIRES PLEASE.

    Please apply here.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 9:57 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Consumer Finance Litigation - Staff Attorney

    Junior Staff Attorney with 1-2 years of experience in commercial litigation for the Consumer Financial Services practice. The ideal candidate should have significant experience with litigation procedure, including drafting motions and negotiating settlements. The candidate must have a strong academic background, good research and writing skills, and the ability and desire to communicate directly with clients and opposing counsel. Case workload will include the defense of consumer finance litigation matters. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, a commitment to client service, and the ability to appropriately prioritize matters is essential. Candidate must be licensed to practice and in good standing in Florida. The successful candidate would be joining a team of diverse individuals who enjoy working in a high performance environment, rooted in a culture of mutual respect and teamwork. Direct Applicants only. Please apply through our website and submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to be considered. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. No recruiter submissions accepted. EOE. M/F/D/V.

    Job Requirements:

    • 1-2 years law firm experience 
    • General litigation matters 
    • Florida Bar admission
    •  Full-time position

    Please apply here.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 9:51 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Senior Counsel - Advisors (Miami)


    Who is Mastercard?

    We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

    Overview

    • Mastercard is looking for an energized corporate/commercial attorney to join its dynamic legal team to serve as a legal partner to the Data & Services group, which includes Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of Mastercard. Data & Services provides end-to-end solutions through its innovative and proprietary transaction data analyses, data-driven consulting, test and learn capabilities, labs as a service, and marketing services to help our clients optimize, streamline, and grow their businesses.
    • Under the direction of the SVP, Assistant General Counsel, Data & Services, this position will provide legal and general support primarily for the Mastercard Advisors business in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, and will also serve as the Services Lead Counsel for the region, ensuring alignment and collaboration across the Advisors, Loyalty, and Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS) business units in LAC.
    • The position will be located in Miami, Florida.

    Role

    • Structure, draft, and negotiate high-volume commercial contracts ranging from simple statements of work to complex partnership and novel/strategic deals. Typical agreements include transactional agreements, consulting agreements, technology agreements, marketing and promotional campaign agreements;
    • Leadership and liaison roles in aligning and collaborating across various business and legal teams, including with LAC regional counsels;
    • Advise on product development and go-to-market implementation;
    • Strategic partner and trusted advisor to a demanding business unit; counseling the business on deal matters as well as general business matters; High level of interaction with business clients;
    • Manage wide-ranging issues such as data usage/privacy, intellectual property, compliance, regulatory, and tax by partnering with subject matter experts in these areas and other stakeholder teams, and balancing these issues against reputational risk to ensure product constructs and commercial agreements are consistent with corporate strategy, internal policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations; and
    • Provide back-up support to international colleagues as needed.

    All About You

    • Solid transactional training and experience (preferably from a highly reputable law firm); Must have strong drafting and negotiations skills with the ability to manage complex issues and deal structure;
    • Must be fluent and have ability to negotiate and draft legal terms in Spanish and/or Portuguese in addition to English. Fluency and legal skills in all three is preferable but not required;
    • Must have experience in supporting business units in LAC;
    • Ability to manage, perform and enjoy highly repeatable and high volume work in addition to strategic and unique issues;
    • Must be pragmatic, solutions-oriented, business-friendly, creative, thought provoker, and an advocate for the business and have a “let’s make it happen” attitude; Must have leadership skills in bringing different perspectives together and work through competing priorities;
    • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, including with our global colleagues, but also take direction from manager and other team members, as appropriate;
    • Must multi-task effectively in an extremely fast-paced team environment with short turnaround times;
    • Must have strong communication skills to interact with clients and colleagues;
    • Must be a team player and willing to take on responsibilities and roles that support the team, region, department and the company;
    • Must be interested in significant contact with the business clients on a daily basis with respect to transactional issues as well as other strategic issues that have a significant impact on Mastercard's operations, strategies and financial performance.
    • A Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to bar and in good standing.

    Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the Advisors business.

    Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

    If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

    Please apply here.

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:40 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Associate Counsel

    Deals with high level professional legal service as it relates to contracts and other transactional work for the University. 

    Essential Job Functions:
    1. Negotiates, reviews, drafts, and otherwise prepares a wide array of legal documents. 
    2. Drafts a variety of legal agreements and other corporate documents.
    3. Arranges for executed documents to be entered into centralized files. 
    4. Approves all contracts as to form and substance. 
    5. Confers with University employees, deans, chairs, and program directors on legal matters. 
    6. Conducts research of state and federal legislation, administrative and court decisions; investigates legal problems; and makes recommendations on matters referred by the Vice President for Legal Affairs or Senior Associate Counsel.

    7. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

    Marginal Job Functions:
    1. Manages subordinates in the office. 
    2. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University's policies and applicable laws. 
    3. Willingness to travel as necessary. 

    Apply On Company Site

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Corporate Development Counsel


    Country: United States of America

    City: Miami, FL

    Function: Legal

    Job type: Full time

    Lead recruiter: Kelly Scarfe

    About the role

    As the Corporate Development Counsel, you will be a strong business partner and the senior legal manager for the Corporate Development functions of the Company. You will be responsible for supporting the Company’s growth opportunities through targeted acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and other corporate transactions.  You will be responsible for proactively supporting the entire acquisition and investment process, including by leading, drafting and negotiating key transaction documentation, providing legal advice and counsel to the Corporate Development group and other internal departments, and coordinating and supervising internal and external project teams to ensure the successful completion and integration of transactions. You will also be responsible for overseeing and managing certain other strategic initiatives that are deemed important to the growth and future prospects of the Company.  This role is a combination of legal and business responsibilities.  In addition to your legal duties, you will be engaged in non-legal activities as part of the Corporate Development group, including overseeing equity investments, analyzing acquisition and investment candidates and categories, and pursuing other strategic initiatives.

    Key accountabilities and responsibilities

    Functional Areas

    • the Company’s Corporate Development functions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, dispositions of assets, brands or businesses, and other corporate transactions.
    • Responsible for structuring, drafting and negotiating all aspects of transactions, including term sheets, acquisition agreements, partnership agreements, transition agreements and related documentation.    
    • Oversee, manage and coordinate internal and external project teams performing legal, market, operational, financial and other due diligence.
    • Coordinate with internal departments and external advisors to determine the optimum transaction structure from a tax, operational and risk perspective.
    • Advise on negotiation strategy and other critical elements of transactions.
    • Provide strategic dialogue to the Company’s senior management and Board of Directors with respect to transaction related decision-making, strategic processes and issue resolution.
    • Coordinate with internal departments to anticipate, identify and manage liability and exposure areas to the Company in connection with transactions and develop practical solutions to eliminate or mitigate such risks.
    • Support the transition and integration of new acquisitions and equity investments by providing legal and business advice, drafting required documentation and coordinating such transition and integration with other internal departments.
    • Provide ongoing legal and business advice and support for portfolio companies and equity investments.
    • Oversee and manage non-M&A strategic initiatives that are deemed important to the growth and future prospects of the Company.
    • Oversee and manage legal aspects of financing transactions undertaken by the Company.

    Legal Function

    • Lead and provide professional guidance and development for the Corporate Development team and related activities of other internal departments.
    • Coordinate with, and leverage the resources of, Regional General Counsels for international transactions.
    • Oversee the retention of and efficiently manage outside legal advisors supporting transactions and look for opportunities to reduce or eliminate such outside counsel costs. 
    • Assist in establishing and managing the legal budget for Corporate Development activities.
    • Ensure quality and results of outside legal advisors are in-line with agreed deliverables and budget.
    • key areas of laws affecting the Corporate Development function.
    • Contribute to the integration and effectiveness of the Global Legal Function, leveraging the resources and learnings of all the regional and corporate teams.

    Measures of success

    • Effective and timely completion of all aspects of transactions and other projects, including agreements and negotiations, to facilitate timely execution of important business opportunities.
    • Ability to work in the matrix and collaborate with the Operations, Commercial, Finance/Tax, IP Marketing and other internal teams to develop integration plans to facilitate the timely and effective integration of new businesses.
    • Develop opportunities to reduce or eliminate outside counsel costs in connection with transaction activities.
    • Develop the optimum transaction structure from a tax, operational and risk perspective.
    • Develop practical solutions to eliminate or mitigate risks arising from acquisition, investment and other activities.
    • Work with the compliance and governance groups to make Governance, Compliance and the Code of Conduct fundamental considerations in all acquisition and investment transactions.
    • Deliver positive outcome on disputes or mitigate damages or exposure.

    Critical experiences for success

    To be successful in this role you will have/be:

    • 5-10 years combined professional experience as a practicing attorney with a top-tier law firm, as well as experience in the corporate law department or M&A group of a company, investment bank or private equity group.
    • J.D. or equivalent degree from a top-tier law school with strong academic credentials.
    • Current membership with state bar in good standing.
    • Significant experience leading internal and external cross-functional project teams in all aspects of transaction activities, including performing legal, market, operational, financial and other due diligence.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Maturity and ability to influence and command respect as a business partner and leader of a highly functioning team that proactively achieves business objectives and strategies in a responsible manner.
    • Experience selecting and managing outside counsel; effectively evaluating the quality and cost of services of outside counsel.
    • Highest integrity standards and values, with ability to act as a role model and drive ethical management across the organization.
    • Business Acumen/Stature: Demonstrated skill in partnering with business teams and using knowledge of law and business to advise on risk/reward options; a lawyer who has a commercial mindset and will bring sound judgment to the analysis of difficult business questions, strategies and objectives.  Proven track record of serving as a key member of leadership teams; a hands-on lawyer who will roll up his/her sleeves and work closely on those matters that call for senior advisor involvement, the ability to effectively manage complex relationships, and the drive to execute the business plans.
    • Communication skills: Superior abilities to communicate orally and in writing with management, to clearly and concisely convey information and to listen to others.
    • Technical Legal Skills: Demonstrated legal talent. 
    • Leadership & Management: Demonstrated track record in leading successful transactions; a lawyer who is collegial and collaborative and who brings a proven commitment to the creation of a positive working environment within the organization.

    Our ways of working

    Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.

    Apply now

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:34 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL US SERVICES LLC (“RBI”) JOB DESCRIPTION

    Lead Counsel, Marketing & Trademarks, U.S. & International  

    Position Overview:

    The Lead Counsel is responsible for managing all phases of legal work in the areas of U.S. marketing, advertising and promotions for Restaurant Brands International Inc., the owner of the BURGER KING®, TIM HORTONS®, and POPEYES® brands and one of the largest quick service restaurant companies in the world. The Lead Counsel is also responsible for managing the worldwide trademark and other intellectual property (IP) portfolios of these brands, including all phases of trademark clearance, use, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.  Additional responsibilities include management of all litigation arising from areas of responsibility and marketing and IP group budgets.

    The Lead Counsel will supervise and manage one or more attorneys and/or paralegals within the Legal Department.   The Lead Counsel reports to the Head of Legal for U.S. and Latin America and interacts frequently with the respective Leadership Teams of each brand, the brand marketing departments, and other attorneys within the Legal Department.  The Lead Counsel will also work closely with outside counsel and counsel for agencies providing services to each brand.

    Essential Duties:

    Marketing, Advertising & Promotions

    • Manage and oversee legal compliance for advertising and promotional materials for all media, including television, radio, print, direct mail, online, mobile apps and social media

    • Draft and negotiate various marketing, public relations and promotions-related agreements, including advertising agency agreements, trademark licenses, promotion and sponsorship agreements, media buying agreements, professional services ageements and vendor agreements

    • Counsel and advise brands on the collection, use and disclosure of consumer data for compliance with law, as well as industry standards and guidelines related to privacy and data security (e.g., CAN-SPAM Act, TCPA)

    • Manage and oversee all legal issues related to the global production and distribution of toy premiums included in the brands’ kids meal programs on a worldwide basis, including drafting and negotiating manufacturing and distribution agreements and providing counsel and advice to safety and quality assurance teams

    • Manage and oversee legal compliance for marketing and promotional activities, including, but not limited to, the execution of consumer promotions such as sweepstakes and contests

    • Draft and review policies with respect to marketing matters

    • Perform other general legal duties and functions as may be assigned or required by business needs

    Intellectual Property

    • Manage and oversee outside counsel with respect to trademark clearances, including, but not limited to knock out and full searches for U.S. and other jurisdictions around the world and provide clearance opinions to client groups

    • Manage and oversee outside counsel with respect to the filing and prosecution of trademark applications, responses to office actions, preparation of amendments, and other substantive submissions to trademark offices around the world

    • Manage and oversee outside counsel with respect to the maintenance of the company’s trademark portfolio, including the filing of renewals around the world

    • Enforce the company’s trademark rights by taking action against unauthorized third party users

    • Manage outside counsel with respect to the prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of the company’s patents

    • Manage and oversee outside counsel with respect to copyrights and domain name portfolio

    Qualifications & Skills:

    • Juris Doctor of Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school required

    • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar or eligible for Authorized In-House Counsel status

    • 8-10 years of legal experience, law firm experience required

    • Transactional experience with strong drafting and negotiating skills

    • Advanced knowledge of advertising law, including consumer protection regulations and statutes enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general required.

    • Knowledge of IP law including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets, and patents within and outside of the United States preferred.

    • Experience in managing global trademark and domain name portfolios preferred.

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Highly organized and demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-tasking environment with high volume workload

    Interested candidates should send their resumes to Raquel Peralta, Human Resources, RBI, via email to rperalta@rbi.com.

    Restaurant Brands International US Services LLC (RBI) is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:22 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant Counsel Position

    Apply On Company Site

    Position Summary:

    Assists the Vice President, Associate General Counsel (“VP/AGC”) in advising the company concerning legal rights, obligations, and privileges by performing the following duties:

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following are examples of the various functions required. The job requirements are not limited to the items on this list.

    • Assist VP/AGC in handling day-to-day legal matters of The Heat Group, including corporate, intellectual property, contracts, and all other legal issues as they arise.
    • Primary areas of drafting responsibility include waivers and releases, sweepstakes and contest rules, advertising and promotional agreements, license agreements, location agreements, vendor agreements, event contracts, and other documentation.
    • Assist VP/AGC in monitoring and enforcing The Heat Group’s intellectual property rights.
    • Be responsible for familiarity with NBA rules and regulations.
    • Assist VP/AGC as needed to facilitate interdepartmental communications.
    • Assist VP/AGC with litigation, including drafting and sending correspondence, negotiating and preparing settlement agreements, and coordinating with outside counsel to manage the docket.
    • Assist VP/AGC in advising on matters relating to business strategy.
    • Assist VP/AGC in overseeing compliance with all requisite state filings pertaining to sweepstakes and contests.
    • Assist VP/AGC in providing legal support to The Heat Group’s charitable/community service endeavors, including the drafting of contracts, assisting with the issuance of licenses and permits, and otherwise supporting relevant events and liaising with third parties.

    Education and/or Experience

    B.A. or B.S., J.D., and two to five years legal experience.


    Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations

    Admission to the Florida Bar, or admission to a state bar with corresponding ability to gain certification as Authorized House Counsel in the State of Florida.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP 


  • Monday, January 14, 2019 12:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant State Attorney - Criminal Intake Division


    Job Location:  Miami, FL

    Job Type:  Full-time

    Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    Job Category:  Attorney

    Closing Date Feb 08, 2019

    Job Description: There is an immediate opening for an Assistant State Attorney position in our Office’s Criminal Intake Division. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in criminal law. Membership in the Florida Bar is required. This position involves the investigation and filing of misdemeanor and felony warrant cases. The cases range from the simple to the complex and include cases where arrest warrants are generally sought because a subject cannot be located or is in state or federal custody. The applicant selected for this position will work with local police agencies and local and state governmental agencies reviewing, analyzing and supervising the investigation and filing of misdemeanor and felony cases. Applicants should also have a good knowledge of criminal law and procedure, good interviewing skills, and decision-making ability. In addition to police investigations, the selected applicant will also be required to take calls, meet with police, members of governmental agencies, the judiciary, civil and criminal litigants and civilians at large to advise and assist them as appropriate.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in research and writing and who have excellent communication skills. Attention to detail, the ability to coordinate and mediate, and good people skills are all necessary for this position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The full package of State benefits accompanies this position (including health, life, and disability insurance, liberal annual and sick leave accrual, deferred compensation and retirement program).

    If you wish to apply for this position please do so by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and any salary requirements you may have, to our Recruitment Coordinator, Gunnar Stewart at gunnarstewart@miamisao.com no later than Friday, February 8th, 2019. Mr. Stewart may also be reached at (305) 547-0561. Remember, applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in criminal law and must be members in good standing with the Florida Bar. We will not consider any applications that do not meet these requirements.

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