senior regional counsel resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • In-house counsel with more than twelve years experience providing legal, business, operational and strategic advice to company senior management, business people and department heads. Ensure business objectives are met, providing alternative courses of action when necessary to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Trusted leader and valuable and loyal team member with a passion for providing excellent advice and service to company senior management, business people and department heads that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations.
  • Contract negotiation, review and drafting
  • Requests for proposals
  • Staff training and development
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Procurement
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Dispute resolution and litigation management
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York Expected in 1995 J.D : LAW - GPA : LAW
President of Unemployment Action Center , Expected in BACHELOR OF SCIENCE : MANAGEMENT - GPA : MANAGEMENT
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Expected in : - GPA : Student Government Senator
Natural Resources Defense Council - Senior Regional Counsel
Chicago, IL, 04/2003 - Current
  • Draft, review and negotiate over 120 new and renewal commercial agreements per year and numerous other agreements, including vendor, employment, information technology, real estate, marketing and licensing agreements, and manage renewals of over 250 existing commercial agreements.
  • Oversee over 12 acquisitions of target businesses and dozens of growth opportunities per year.
  • Ensure negotiations by company personnel are performed correctly and efficiently by crafting and revising contract templates, developing reference manuals of acceptable company contract language standards and creating and implementing contracting processes, policies and procedures.
  • Assess risk of proposed arrangements and develop strategies to mitigate such risks.
  • Identify contractual, operational and employment issues that require higher levels of approval and work with company business people to secure such approvals.
  • Interpret contracts for company senior management and prepare contract term sheets for company business people that enables them to make sure that contractual provisions are being adhered to.
  • Review contract terms and responses to requests for proposals to confirm their compliance with applicable laws and regulations and company policies and partner with company business people on appropriate revisions when necessary.
  • Resolve contract disputes and manage company litigation.
  • Negotiated contract templates with several large national clients, leading to quicker turnaround on new and renewal agreements, fewer expired contracts and elimination of forfeited revenues.
  • Led the regionalization of the company's operational legal function.
  • Train, mentor and develop regional team of 5 attorneys, 5 paralegals, 1 contracts administrator and 1 assistant.
  • Grew and expanded role during 12 year tenure through four separate promotions.
Heidrick & Struggles - Senior Attorney
Minneapolis, MN, 04/1997 - 04/2003
  • Advised 12 appellate level Administrative Law Judges on cases.
  • Conducted in-depth reviews of evidence and researched and analyzed applicable laws and regulations.
  • Drafted average of more than 60 appellate decisions per month and managed revolving docket of more than 500 cases.
  • Executed all facets of pre-hearing discovery, including document subpoenas and evidence gathering.
  • Promoted to handling complex Medicare reimbursement and overpayment cases.
Qorvo - Associate
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 08/1996 - 04/1997
  • Litigated a caseload of over 150 employment discrimination cases and personal injury cases.
  • Conducted and attended depositions of parties and witnesses, propounded and responded to motions, pleadings and discovery requests and represented clients in labor union grievance hearings.
  • Prepared clients and witnesses for depositions and trial testimony.
MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS Compliance Department - Intern
City, STATE, 04/1996 - 08/1997
  • Worked on all aspects of NCAA compliance.
  • Researched and advised Athletic Department coaches and staff on applicable NCAA regulations.
BARNETT ASSOCIATES - Hearing Representative
City, STATE, 10/1995 - 04/1996
  • Litigated unemployment insurance hearings before Administrative Law Judges.
  • Drafted appeals of hearings to the United States District Court of Appeals.
  • Prepared clients for hearing testimony.
Professional Affiliations
Member, Florida Bar and New York Bar.
acquisitions, Administrative, contracts, Contract negotiation, prepare contract, clients, drafting, Staff training, senior management, Government, information technology, insurance, Law, legal, litigation, marketing, mentor, Mergers, negotiations, personnel, policies, procedure development, processes, Procurement, proposals, real estate, Assess risk, strategic

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School Attended

  • Hofstra University
  • President of Unemployment Action Center
  • University of Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Regional Counsel
  • Senior Attorney
  • Associate
  • Intern
  • Hearing Representative


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