General Counsel | Chief Legal Officer

Resume posted by lancelucey in Law.
Desired salary: $200,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Scottsdale Arizona, United States

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Summary

Contracts Negotiation | Business Advising and Consulting | Litigation Management | Employment and Real Estate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions | Corporate and Regulatory Compliance | Corporate Governance | Transactional and Enterprise Risk Assessment

Skills

    Education

    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Juris Doctor: May 2004
    Top 15%
    Highest Honors, 5th Semester
    Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy Teaching Fellow
    Florida Journal of International Law
    International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition Participant
    Comparative Constitutional Law Book Award

    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Master of Business Administration, with Emphasis in Finance and Accounting: May 1989
    Dean’s List
    Top Grade in Organizational Politics
    Director of Finance Club

    Intercultural Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    Coursework in Japanese Language: Jul 1986

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Bachelor of Science in Finance: Aug 1985
    Dean’s List

    Experience

    International Cruise & Excursion Gallery, Inc.  Scottsdale, AZ
    Senior Vice President | General Counsel | Chief Legal Officer 2015–Present
    Oversee a platform and technology-driven company, along with the company’s worldwide affiliates with total sales of $1B and employees of more than 2100
    Counsel executives in managing daily operations that involves decision-making, legal issues resolution, and strategy development and implementation
    Direct all facets of Legal Department activities and all company’s legal affairs
    Handle the evaluation and negotiation of all contracts including master service agreements, statements of work (SOW), non-disclosure agreement (NDA), and employment agreements, as well as technology-based agreements including Software as a Service (SaaS) licensing agreements, partnership agreements, independent contractor agreements, commercial leases, and requests for proposal (RFPs)
    Participate in unemployment hearings and provide consultative advice in all labor and employment law matters
    Administer all regulatory and compliance programs for the company, while directing outside counsel and creating litigation strategy (successfully defended $5,000,000 contract breach claim and $28,000,000 class action claim)
    Supervise executive staff and employees in handling legal dimensions of routine and complex business decision-making, resolving business problems through practical nuts and bolts legal advice and research
    Function as an integrated business partner and coordinate with Executive Team while adhering to the global corporate mission and ensuring company achieves all budgetary goals
    Address and apply corrective actions to all insurance issues and programs for the company
    Career Highlights:
    Successfully minimized risk exposure and liability and introduced effective mitigation initiatives
    Gained commendation in the Florida Super Lawyers’ Magazine Florida Rising Stars™ in 2009–2010
    Obtained distinction as a finalist for the 2017 Arizona Corporate Counsel of the Year Award (final awards 1/18/2018)
    Received International Cruise & Excursion Gallery, Inc.’s 2017 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

    Interline Brands, Inc.  Jacksonville, FL
    Assistant General Counsel 2013–2015
    Senior IT and Contract Counsel 2011–2013
    Corporate Counsel 2010–2011
    Acquired comprehensive experience in preparing and negotiating contracts and agreements with Fortune 100 companies which included:
    Technology-related contracts and agreements, such as enterprise software license, open source software license, channel partnership, branded web site, portal, ecommerce, punch out, service level agreement (SLA), mobile content licensing, services and consulting, SaaS, mobile and gaming devices licensing, and inbound and outbound licensing agreements, along with software development contracts and cloud computing related documents
    Transactional documents in both domestic and international operations, including confidentiality and non-competes, services, professional services, sales, vendor, supplier, transportation, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), procurement and data acquisition, terminal, production and manufacturing, engineering, packaging, purchase, procurement, distribution, as well as privacy policies, intellectual property documents, construction documents, joint venture documents, capital equipment financing documents, and labor and employment documents
    Key contract provisions related to risk allocation, including limitation of liability, indemnification, reps and warranties, and choice of law and venue provisions
    Managed integrity and risk in relation to company’s IP portfolio in coordination with the IT Department
    Thoroughly negotiated, prepared, and assessed all real estate purchase and sale documents, construction documents, and commercial leases for the company worldwide
    Modified existing regulatory and compliance programs, while deploying new programs as needed
    Complied with company policies and federal regulations in creating marketing and advertising agreements
    Proactively partook in handling outside counsel in several areas of law, which included governance, employment, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions to track positive outcome and budget compliance
    Rendered hands-on advice to the HR Department in administering employment and labor matters, while creating confidentiality and non-compete agreements and other labor and employment documents
    Supported company’s general counsel with all security-related form and periodic filings
    Generated and negotiated documents related to all areas of environmental law, while participating in environmental due diligence, purchase, and lease transactions
    Career Highlights:
    Functioned as an effective member of the Legal Team that served an international company with $1.8B in sales that manufactured, packaged, marketed, sold, serviced and distributed retail products and consumer packaged goods
    Contributed to the development and implementation of company’s strategic initiatives including identifying market expansion possibilities, while producing documents such as due diligence agreements, joint venture agreements and horizontal, vertical, congeneric, and conglomerate merger and acquisition documents
    Earned selection as one of 30 individuals out of 3,000 employees invited to Interline Brands 2011 and 2013 “High Potential” dinner with the company’s board of directors by delivering significant contribution in maximizing top and bottom-line results for the company over the previous year and driving continuous performance improvements across the organization

    Burr & Forman, LLP  Orlando, FL (2007–2010)
    Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.  Orlando, FL (2004–2007)
    Transactional and Corporate Law Attorney
    Took full charge of representing venture-backed technology start-up businesses in drafting and facilitating negotiation of all technology-related documents, contracts, and agreements including, enterprise software license agreements; channel partnership agreements; software development contracts; services and consulting agreements; Cloud computing related documents; inbound and outbound licensing agreements, such as EULAs and SDK licenses; SaaS agreements; SLAs; open source software license agreements; mobile content licensing agreements; and mobile and gaming devices licensing agreements
    Provided counseling to clients regarding all issues related to business growth and strategic planning
    Offered effectual support and consultative advice to entities on finance and accounting functions, along with all legal and risk management activities, which included state and federal corporate compliance requirements
    Aided entities in automating collective bargaining process, recordkeeping, and corporate formalities
    Served as first chair representative of businesses in merger and acquisition projects, negotiating and generating confidentiality agreements, term sheets, letters of intent, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and definitive horizontal, vertical, congeneric, and conglomerate merger and acquisition documents for both asset purchases and stock purchases
    Took part in all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions due diligence process including legal, real estate, environmental, accounting, financial and human resources areas.
    Coordinated with internal functions of client, such as accounting, human resources, finance and corporate development departments, while handling the overall documentation related to these functions
    Oversaw commercial litigation cases through trial and cost effectively managed outside counsel