Overview The Legal Specialist is responsible for providing support to legal issues relating to company business, intellectual property, product liability, and labor law. Responsibilities Review, redline and assist with negotiating contracts, engagement letters, service agreements, lease, and purchase agreements and other types of commercial agreements to ensure consistency with the company's protocols and best practices. Review and update standard contract templates while identifying terms or clauses in agreements that represent potential compliance, liability or other risks to the Company. Review correspondence concerning contracts and respond as necessary within an approved scope of responsibility. Conduct research on legal related issues. Assist in all legal matters for Company's various branches and subsidiaries, including those located outside the United States. Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations and determine how they apply to Company. Research and advice on product regulatory issues. Work together with outsourced lawyers on legal claims and projects. Assist with contract drafting, administration, and tracking of key legal provisions. Maintain accurate contact records and files for better reporting accuracy. Handle product liability claims, and coordinate with TPA and related departments on product highlighted issues, litigation cases, and recalls. Coordinate with an outsourced lawyer and related departments on trademark and patent related registration processes and infringement issues. Record legal-related costs, provide analysis and control budget. Misc. projects requested on an as-needed basis. Requirements A bachelor's degree is required. Paralegal certificate is preferred. A min of five years of recent and direct contract background, preferably in an in-house or other legal environments. Excellent computer literacy and application skills in desktop computing including, Microsoft excel, Microsoft word, and other commonly used office productivity tools. Skilled at researching, investigating and gathering info from internet site resources. Flexible and accommodating and able to go above and beyond the basic expectations when required. Good communication, negotiation and writing expertise. Background and knowledge in risk management and evaluation. Expertise to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Professional demeanor and team member with high degree of confidentiality a must. Legal work status in the U.S.
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