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  • 13 Apr 2021 10:55 AM | Nathania Reyes

    Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel will have primary responsibility for overseeing the university-wide contract management process, with ancillary responsibilities across the span of legal services provided by the Office of General Counsel. 

    The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. 

     Responsibilities: 

    ·  Oversee contract management process including drafting, reviewing, editing and negotiating an array of commercial contracts; provide commercial transaction support across the institution;

    ·  Partner effectively with cross-functional teams to empower colleagues to achieve goals while managing risk and acting in the best interests of the university;

    ·  Initiate ongoing improvements to contracting process to ensure efficiency, accuracy, compliance and a positive user experience with the contracting process;

    ·  Provide support to the Office of General Counsel by assisting with a broad range of commercial litigation matters. 

    ·  Assist in overseeing outside counsel in litigation activities including pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions, trials, mediations, arbitrations, appeals, etc.;

    ·  Perform all job responsibilities with accuracy, efficiency and high quality

    ·  Conduct legal research and analysis and draft legal memoranda;

    ·  Remain current on higher education legal developments at the federal, state and local levels;

    ·  Assist the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel as needed, and perform other duties as may be assigned

     Knowledge, Skill and Experience

    ·   Diverse contract management experience preferably in a higher education setting, or a combination of law firm and other in-house experience; exposure to a range of other legal matters;

    ·  Demonstrated business acumen with commitment to provide responsive service to colleagues across campus; approaches work with a business friendly and pragmatic mindset;

    ·  Ability to manage a high volume and array of contractual agreements from routine to complex; adapt quickly to changing priorities in a dynamic environment;

    ·  Familiarity with a broad range of legal matters;

    ·  Strong experience in reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and editing commercial contracts

    ·   Ability to assist in overseeing outside counsel in litigation activities including pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions, conferences, trials, mediations, arbitrations, appeals, etc.;

    ·   Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to advance shared university goals

    ·  Demonstrated professionalism, friendliness and flexibility in interactions with colleagues

    ·   High level of integrity, sound business and legal judgment, and dedication to excellence

    ·  Excellent written and oral communication skills;

    ·  Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a non-legal way

    ·  Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough and detailed legal research and analysis; ability to draft well-written legal memoranda

    Qualifications:

    Undergraduate degree; law degree from ABA-accredited institution; admitted to practice in New York;

    ·  5+ years of broad-based contracting agreement experience preferably in a university setting, or a combination of law firm and other in-house experience; exposure to a range of other legal matters;

    ·  Familiarity with a wide range of legal issues, especially those pertaining to commercial contracts, but preferably also including information security, intellectual property, and labor and employment law matters


    https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/19630



  • 11 Apr 2021 1:29 PM | Lisette Guzman

    GOYA Foods, Inc., the premier source for authentic Latino cuisine, and the largest Hispanic- owned food company in the United States, is seeking a bilingual attorney (English/Spanish) with litigation and transactional experience for its expanding in-house legal department, based in New Jersey.

    Eight (8) to Fifteen (15) years of in-house experience, and/or combined in-house/law firm corporate experience, is preferred.

    The ideal generalist candidate should have strong litigation and transactional experience relating to two or more of the following substantive areas of law:

    Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business, Consumer and Contracts; Real Property and Corporate Governance law.

    Candidate should be able to contribute to the overall success of the business as a strategic business advisor focused on achieving corporate goals as a problem solver and decision maker.

    Candidate must be admitted to the New York and/or New Jersey Bar.

    Competitive salary, health, and benefits package.

    Interested qualified candidates should send their cover letters and resumes to Vice President & General Counsel Carlos Ortiz at carlos.ortiz@goya.com.


  • 02 Apr 2021 10:08 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Division of Consumer Affairs:

     #21-30:  Legal Specialist  - (Office of Consumer Protection – Newark, NJ)

    This unclassified position is open to applicants who meet the requirements.  If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #21-30 and a current resume on or before the closing date of April 30, 2021.

    21_30_Legal_Specialist_OCP.pdf


  • 02 Apr 2021 10:05 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor:

    #21-52: Deputy Attorney General 4 or Deputy Attorney General 3 (Private Insurance Unit –Whippany NJ)

    This unclassified position is open to attorneys who meet the requirements. If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #21-52, a current resume, a writing sample (unedited by others), and a completed Division of Criminal Justice Application for Employment, found at: https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/pdfs/DCJ--Employment-Application-v03.27.18.pdf, on or before the closing date of April 16, 2021.   

  • 02 Apr 2021 11:53 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Assistant General Counsel – Corporate Affairs & Assistant Secretary

    Princeton Legal Search Group has been retained on an exclusive basis by Panasonic Corporation to lead the search for an experienced attorney for the role of Assistant General Counsel – Corporate Affairs & Assistant Secretary.

    Do you have experience working closely with General Counsel and managing corporate governance affairs? Does the idea of working for a global industry leader excite you? This highly coveted in-house Assistant GC role will join an exceptional legal team and collaborate with C-Level executives and the Board of Directors, lead the function’s digitalization initiatives and drive corporate governance for all subsidiaries and entities in North America.

    This position reports to the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.

    Responsibilities:

    Ability to operate both proactively and reactively with a sense of urgency & autonomy and will function as the primary liaison between the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, executive team, Board of Directors, other internal and external organizations, vendors, consultants and other internal and external stakeholders with respect to Corporate Governance and Corporate Affairs.

    Responsible for maintaining all required and recommended corporate filings, documents, reports and records according to applicable laws and regulations and best practices in North America and foreign branch offices. Prepare, file and maintain documents required in connection with internal and external audits, incorporations, LLC formations, internal divisional formations, and corporate and divisional mergers.

    Responsible for shareholder relations, coordinating shareholder lists and registrations, and communicating with Board members and Officers. Research and respond to shareholder, director and officer requests for information.

    Oversee and develop procedures set in place by the Shareholder/Board of Directors/Officers/executive team regarding corporate governance, following developments impacting corporate governance, and making recommendations to the Board on development of best practices.

    Manage the convening of annual, regular and special Board of Director and Shareholder meetings and the setting and preparation of all necessary schedules, agendas and documents required for the meetings. Responsible for preparing minutes of meetings. Responsible for communications with stockholders and directors with regard to general corporate policies and meetings.

    Manage and counsel with respect to corporate governance, corporate approval policies, corporate signature delegation policies and related formal approval procedures. Close coordination and communication and advice with/to parent company and subsidiaries on matters relating to Corporate Governance.

    Responsible for ensuring digitization of the corporate legal function, including corporate documents and Safe contents. Manage official corporate notices, records and actions of the Shareholder, the Board of Directors and Officers and ensure compliance with statutory and internal reporting requirements. Manage the use and implementation of the company’s responsibilities in connection with the parent company’s global interactive governance system for the maintenance of corporate documents and information on a global basis.

    Manage the registered agent and legal research resource relationships.

    Education & Experience:

    • Requires a law degree from an accredited law school.
    • Admission to the NJ Bar or the ability to secure in house licensure pursuant to NJ Court Rule 1:27-2.
    • Typically requires 10-15 years’ experience in corporate affairs or corporate governance in an in-house legal department
    • Substantive knowledge of legal principles, strategies and technology and strong legal advisory skills.
    • Prior or current experience working for a Japanese company a strong plus
    • Ability to independently develop legal solutions for business issues.
    • Accuracy & attention to detail in analyses and communications.
    • Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly including on complex legal issues, and ability to craft effective communications that emphasize key points.
    • Attention to detail a must

    Problem Solving:

    • Must have a philosophy that aligns with the Core Values of Panasonic
    • Leadership and management effectiveness with the knowledge and skills to select, coach, and develop others
    • Strong team building abilities
    • Capable of managing people and performance
    • Focus on executing for results
    • Familiar with conflict management strategies
    • Ability to prioritize and plan, manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Show initiative, drive and takes responsibility, be decisive and take action
    • Ability to present and manage up to executive level audiences
    • Possess strong process orientation and attention to detail, implements structure
    • Communications: Key communications contacts (internal/external) and level of persuasion required
    • Able to partner and effectively communicate with all levels of an organization and with third parties
    • Ability to work with teams from other cultures

    What Panasonic Offers:

    • Competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive benefits
    • Pet Insurance
    • Paid Parental Care Leave
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Educational Assistance
    • Flexible Work Program
    • Volunteer time Off
    • Casual Dress Code
    • Total Well Being Program

    Click on below link to submit resume:

    https://www.princetonlegal.com/position/assistant-general-counsel-corporate-affairs-assistant-secretary/#.YGVySK9KhPY


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:47 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Kaufman, Dolowich and Voluck, LLP in hiring for their Hackensack, NJ office.

    Below are the NJ open attorney positions. (please note that the firm will consider experience on both the defense and/or plaintiff’s side).

    - General Liability Associate—3+ years of experience defending general liability matters, including construction accident, property damage and premises liability cases. NY Labor Law experience is required and must be barred in NJ and NY.

    - PL Associate—2+ years of experience handling professional liability cases.

    - Employment Associate— 4-5+ years of experience defending employers of all sizes in a wide variety of employment practices defense litigation, including claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and related workplace matters.

    Please send resumes of interested individuals to Krystle Nova at the email  knova@kdvlaw.com  indicate in the cover email, the position for which you wish to apply.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:38 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Supervising Attorney – Reentry Project

    Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based statewide non-profit that provides civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for a supervising attorney for its Reentry Project (REP), providing representation, advocacy and outreach to individuals impacted by juvenile and criminal justice systems to help them remove legal barriers and fight discrimination.

    REP staff provide assistance in expungement and record clearing; employment, housing and other criminal-record related barriers; and civil rights. Staff will also prepare publications, conduct outreach, speak at conferences and roundtables regarding civil legal issues of prisoners and people released from prison, train staff about reentry issues and analyze and comment on policies, regulations and legislation concerning corrections, reentry and juvenile justice.

    The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for the overall management of the project including the oversight of project mission, grant development and management. The Supervising Attorney will supervise a staff attorney and paralegal in addition to maintaining a caseload and participating in the above responsibilities. Strong candidates will have several years of experience in reentry or related substantive areas and in supervision of other attorneys.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

    To be considered, send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:35 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Public Entitlements Staff Attorney

    Legal Services of New Jersey seeks a Public Entitlements Staff Attorney to join the Public Entitlements Legal Advocacy team, under the direction and supervision of LSNJ’s General Representation Unit. We are looking for someone to work collaboratively with our small but mighty Entitlements Team, and with the legal staff across LSNJ’s various projects, including our Healthcare Access Project, the SSI Representation Unit, our Family Representation Project, Legal Assistance Medical Partnership, Legal Assistance Hotline and the Poverty Research Institute. The Public Benefits team also works closely with LSNJ’s Social Work Unit. While the initial focus will be on individual case representation, the new attorney will also contribute to the broader work of the benefits unit working on administrative and legislative policy advocacy, litigation, community outreach & education and other strategies to address laws, policies and practices that affect New Jersey’s safety net.

    The attorney will:

    Provide high-quality representation for individuals seeking access to Work First New Jersey cash assistance, nutrition assistance programs including SNAP, workforce development programs, childcare and other related benefits and services.

    Work with LSNJ leadership and benefits team in identifying systemic issues, including racial inequities across public entitlements programs, and in identifying and implementing solutions for low-income New Jerseyan’s seeking access to benefits, through litigation, policy advocacy and other strategies.

    Assist in the development of legal resources and community education materials across LSNJ’s media and informational publications and platforms.

    Qualifications:

    • Creative and strategic thinking. The ability to develop novel legal theories and strategies to address complex problems while seeing the larger landscape of issues
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
    • Experience and interest in policy advocacy, litigation and other forms of impact advocacy
    • Exhibit sound professional and legal judgment
    • Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals
    • Demonstrated commitment to poverty law, and public interest work
    • Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in Public Benefits preferred.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace (currently remote) among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

    To be considered, send a cover letter describing your interest and related legal background, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:33 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Housing Attorney

    LSNJ seeks a housing attorney to join the housing advocacy team, as part of the General Representation Unit. The events of 2020 have highlighted the need for an additional housing advocate at LSNJ, to address racial and economic inequities in housing across New Jersey. The candidate must have a commitment to advocacy on behalf of low income marginalized people and some familiarity with and understanding of anti-poverty housing policy. The Housing Attorney may have several different job duties and responsibilities, and these responsibilities could shift over time ranging from direct representation of tenants to policy advocacy and impact litigation.

    Working collaboratively with LSNJ’s housing team, under the direction and supervision of the program’s Practice Area Leader, the Housing Attorney may assist with landlord/tenant problems, eviction defense and affirmative housing complaints to enforce tenant rights to decent, safe and affordable housing. They will also be involved in community and client education and outreach activities, and system reform projects to identify and develop strategies to protect, preserve and expand the housing rights and opportunities for low-income people. Such strategies will be multi-pronged, including individual representation in eviction defense, litigation, legislative and administrative policy advocacy, and community education and engagement.

    Advocacy areas include public housing and other federal and state subsidized housing; ensuring and enforcing tenants' rights in evictions and affirmative legal access to enforce tenant rights; addressing issues of housing preservation, gentrification and displacement; fair housing, and the intersection between housing policy and racial justice.

    The housing attorney will also participate in training and technical support for advocates across New Jersey’s five regional legal services programs and will assist in the development of community legal education materials and presentations for tenants, tenant advocates and other community housing and shelter organizations.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications:

    • Three to five years of relevant legal experience preferred, but other advocates with a significant interest in housing law and other relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
    • Expertise (or a willingness to develop expertise) in housing law and policy including public and subsidized housing, landlord tenant issues, eviction defense, housing preservation, gentrification, fair housing and race equity, and other housing opportunity issues
    • Litigation and/or policy advocacy experience
    • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.
    • J.D. and license to practice law in New Jersey or an ability to gain admission.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace (currently remote) among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

    To be considered, send a cover letter describing your interest and related legal background, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:30 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Attorney – Social Security Disability

    Legal Services of New Jersey has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent low-income clients in SSI/SSDIB matters throughout New Jersey, before the Social Security Office of Hearings Operations, the Appeals Council and federal court. The strongest candidates will have previous experience with SSI/SSDIB cases, with people who may be coping with a variety of physical and psychological impairments, and with representation of low-income people, however, we will be willing and able to hire and train a candidates with an excellent academic record and demonstrated commitment to assisting and advocating for low income people.

    Spanish fluency a plus.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

    To be considered please send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background and the salary you seek, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org EOE.



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