1.Interprets legal regulations and University policies and procedures. 2. Assists in the handling of administrative and legal proceedings before federal and state agencies and courts. 3. Negotiates, reviews, drafts and interprets contracts. 4. Negotiates and drafts the settlement of claims and/or litigation. 5. Researches and drafts memoranda, opinions and correspondence on legal issues. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
J.D. and a minimum of 3 years' experience in a related area.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University seeks an Assistant General Counsel to support the university in negotiating complex transactions, assuring regulatory compliance, forming strategic alliances, and related areas of practice. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years experience in corporate and transactional law and relevant practical experience in a well-recognized reputable firm, private or non-profit organization or university in-house legal department.
1.Provide high-quality legal and strategic advice to a diverse client base.
2.Interpret contracts, federal and state legal regulations, and written university policies and procedures.
3.Support the adaptation of or additions to relevant university policies and processes in response to enacted statutory or regulatory changes.
4.Negotiate, draft and interpret a wide variety of contracts related to procurement, commercial enterprises, affiliation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and professional services agreements.
5.Research and draft memoranda, opinions and correspondence on legal issues affecting the university.
6.Serve as legal liaison to specific operational departments.
7.Monitor developments in relevant areas of the law by keeping current on legal literature, networking with other attorneys, and attending conferences and seminars.
8.Support effective and efficient use and management of outside counsel.
9.May perform other duties as assigned.
Experience with drafting complex and creating standard agreements. Experience with federal and state regulatory bodies on the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, and administrative codes.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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