Senior Counsel



The Senior Counsel provides advice and counsel ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations both domestically and internationally


  • Manages litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, hearings, investigations and trials by hiring, interacting with, managing, and directing internal and external legal counsel regarding ongoing and potential litigation, while minimizing risk and exposure or maximizing recovery for the Company.
  • Works with in-house and outside counsel and integrates with client business groups on a wide range of topics to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations and contractual agreements, including franchise agreements.
  • Proactively identifies areas of weakness and potential liability for the Company and initiates action or programs to correct.
  • Manages other legal matters ensuring legal and regulatory compliance while advancing the Company's best interests.


  • Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school required.
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of law practice required.
  • Complex litigation experience required, particularly class and collective actions.
  • Experience in the following functional areas preferred: Employment, International and/or Technology.
  • A current license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligibility for reciprocity admission required.
  • Retail, restaurant or franchising legal experience preferred.
  • In-house experience working with a publicly traded company preferred.
  • Experience managing legal or other personnel preferred.


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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 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®