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Associate Counsel Job

Job Number: 2017-6058

Address: 2002 Papa John's Blvd

Location: Louisville, KY

Date Posted: 3-27-2017

THIS IS A CORPORATE POSITION

Responsibilities:

TheAssociate Counsel provides support to the legal team to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations both domestically and internationally. The position will provide general legal counsel/support to the legal team regarding contract, intellectual property and franchising issues; regulatory affairs; real estate matters, litigation support and other miscellaneous projects as required by the legal department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Works with Senior Counsel to manage franchising issues and compliance; and integrates with client business groups as directed on a wide range of topics to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations and contractual agreements, including franchise agreements.
  • Assists Senior Counsel with litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, hearings, investigations and trials, while minimizing risk and exposure or maximizing recovery for the Company.
  • Pro-actively identifies areas of weakness and potential liability for the Company and initiates action or programs to correct.
  • Manages other legal matters and projects as directed by internal counsel to ensure legal and regulatory compliance while advancing the Company’s best interests.

Qualifications:

DESIRED FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Lotus Notes).

DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school required.
  • Franchising; Litigation/e-discovery and/or Employment Law experience desired
  • Minimum three (3) years of law practice required.
  • Some litigation experience preferred.
  • A current license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligibility for reciprocity admission required.
  • In-house experience working with a publicly traded company preferred

Overview:

Exciting things are happening at Papa John’s corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is you!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John’s has over 5000 restaurants worldwide. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Better Ingredients. Better People.

An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for any of the listed position qualifications.

Screening requirements: Criminal Background Check required.

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

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

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