Senior Corporate Counsel

Ingram Marine Group Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

We're looking for someone to be a key contributor to the success of our Legal team. If you're someone who appreciates the opportunity to provide early and proactive legal advice to a kinetic, evolving business, while building strong, collaborative relationships with your teammates and clients, this is a rare opportunity that you should seriously consider pursuing.

Ingram Barge Company is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Legal team as Senior Corporate Counsel. This position is based out of our Nashville headquarters and will report to the Vice President - Legal & Claims. In this role, you will be responsible for providing critical legal services and guidance to all areas of the Company in transactions, litigation, and any other matter that has a clear or potential legal tie-in.

What you will be doing:

  • Contributing to the Legal and Claims Team's mission of delivering high levels of customer service and support on regulatory, environmental, claims, and litigation matters, as well as incident and casualty response efforts

  • Interacting with Sales, Logistics, Operations, Procurement, and External Services Departments while drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contracts, including inland river transportation agreements, charters, operating agreements, marine services agreements, and hold harmless agreements

  • Developing and negotiating complex commercial agreements related to Ingram's rapidly growing freight-forwarding and brokering business (including international and domestic air, ocean, and trucking)

  • Providing concise legal guidance to internal commercial and management clients on legal issues arising anywhere within the Company

  • Assisting Human Resources when needed on various employment-law-related matters

  • Managing outside counsel in various litigation matters to ensure Company standards and expectations are met; attend depositions, hearings, and trials; and otherwise assist in the formulation of commercial litigation strategy

  • Advising the Claims Department on various legal issues including settlement terms, litigation strategy, and any other areas as requested

  • Coordinating with Vessel Documentation Coordinator and other departments, as needed, to ensure that the Company's personal and real property is correctly permitted

Minimum Qualifications

What we're looking for:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required

  • A license to practice law in at least one U.S. state currently in good standing and the ability to secure an in-house license or full license by comity in Tennessee is also required

  • 4+ years of legal experience required-either in house or at a law firm; we're especially interested in candidates that have substantive experience in international and domestic transportation regulations and agreements

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a higher volume work environment, and to maintain composure and make sound decisions in emergency situations

  • Someone who is organized, able to reprioritize projects on the fly, detail and big-picture oriented, and enjoys collaborating and problem-solving with a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds

  • Occasional business travel will be required, but we are able to offer flexibility through a hybrid in-office and work-from-home schedule

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