Outside Counsel Guidelines Attorney

  • King & Spalding
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Oct 23, 2019
Professional Services

Job Description


Conflicts, Ethics & New Business Intake. Atlanta, Georgia | New York, New York | Washington, District of Columbia

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is seeking an Outside Counsel Guidelines Attorney to review all outside counsel guidelines and other client-drafted engagement terms, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), secondment agreements the firm receives in the context of the new business intake, responses to Requests For Proposals (RFP's), pitches, and electronic billing. The Outside Counsel Guidelines Attorney will advise on the firm's ability to comply with such agreements and will make revisions as needed. They will also negotiate terms directly with clients when instructed to do so. This position is a part of the firm's Conflicts & Business Review Department and may be filled in either its Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., or Houston offices. Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Conflicts & New Business Intake.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare and wellness benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, on-site gym access, on-site childcare facility, discount programs and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and an active law license in one state if working in Georgia or an active law license in New York, D.C., or Texas if working from one of those offices. Candidates should have at least three years of contract review and negotiations experience, preferably with a large law firm or in-house. Successful candidates must have the ability to develop a broad subject matter expertise regarding outside counsel guidelines provisions and the firm's policies regarding such provisions. A proven record of working in a fast-pace environment, having to manage multiple assignments with tight turnaround times, and success in contract negotiations are necessary skills for this role. Candidates must be organized and able to coordinate input from others regarding certain provisions. Exceptional critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills are also a must. Knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and experience with the U.S. and international privacy and data protections laws are both a plus.

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 21 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.

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