Corporate Staff Attorney

First Advantage Corporation  Atlanta, GA

Posted: January 10, 2017 | Job Type: Full Time

First Advantage is the world's largest provider of comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to trusted information for making faster, more accurate people decisions.

Leveraging our advanced global technology platform and customer service experts throughout the world, we build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet the unique needs of over 45,000 client organizations. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA. First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

DESCRIPTION

Corporate Staff Attorney

Are you a corporate attorney with experience reviewing and negotiating complex business contracts? Would you like the opportunity to work in a small department, but still have the ability to influence key business decisions and to maintain a highly visible role within the organization? Are you excited to be part of a world-class team that is engaged in meaningful work with high levels of accountability and development potential? If so, this is a rare opportunity to be a part of a transformation on a global scale!

The Corporate Staff Attorney reports directly to the General Counsel and prepares, reviews, and approves business contracts. Representing First Advantage's interests, he/she evaluates contractual risks, works with internal and external teams on contract negotiations, and finds resolutions to issues in order to enter into mutually beneficial agreements. This individual also ensures that activities, policies, business practices, and transactions comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Bring your talent and skill to a place where you are a true, contributing member of a high-functioning team, working for a global leader in the industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:

Prepare, review, and approve legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents to protect the organization's legal and business interests.

Work with other members of the legal department and internal teams—Sales and Account Management—to revise contracts and modify standard terms and conditions to mutually benefit First Advantage and its customers.

Represent First Advantage in contract negotiations with external clients and partners; serve as an advocate for the company's business interests.

Assist in the revision of standard form contracts and the development of new form contracts that advance the organization's strategic interests in creating repetitive business transactions.

Provide analysis and counsel on existing policies and the development of new policies.

Prepare or review more complex materials for external legal counsel.

Perform legal research assignments and manage special projects as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience

Required:

3 to 5 years of experience reviewing contracts related to commercial transactions—such as customer agreements, vendor agreements, merger and acquisition transactions, and/or real estate transactions

3 to 5 years of experience with a law firm or an in-house legal department

Education

Required:

Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school

Licensed to practice law

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required:

Well-versed in how businesses operate and possess strong financial acumen

Broad legal knowledge of corporate law and an in-depth understanding of legal issues affecting organizations

Ability to quickly evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action

Preferred knowledge of:

Current issues related to Labor and Employment Law

Data privacy laws on an international basis

Employment screening and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Skills, Abilities, and Traits (all required):

High degree of professional ethics and integrity

Excellent judgment and analytical skills

First-class interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent negotiation strategies

Ability to work collaboratively across multiple functions, organizations, and with a diverse group of colleagues and management

Flexible, personable, and enjoy a dynamic corporate culture

Ability to create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders

Possess and maintain a positive, professional image

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