The Home Depot PRO - Legal Specialist

Home Depot Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 weeks ago

POSITION PURPOSE

The Legal Specialist provides professional legal support by assisting supervising attorneys in all areas of commercial transactions, including managing contracts from negotiation through implementation and maintaining accurate and complete files. On an ongoing basis, the Legal Specialist will draft and negotiate both standard and non-standard contracts. As needed, the Legal Specialist will provide support in connection with the management of special projects and other department or company initiatives. As needed, the Legal Specialist will also draft legal and business communication, provide general file and database management, gather documents and respond to litigation requests, assist with regulatory filings, and respond to customer legal inquiries.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 70%- Assist Corporate Counsel in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and various special projects
  • 15%- Manage contract database and track contract requests and completed work
  • 10%- Administrative work
  • 5%- Conduct legal research and analysis

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position reports to the Senior Corporate Counsel.

This position has no direct reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

ENVIRONMENT:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

TRAVEL:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a associate's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: 7 years

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience researching federal, state and local laws and regulations identified in various contracts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience reviewing contracts, including sales agreements and non-disclosure agreements

  • Experience responding to government requests-for-proposal

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Understands complex contract structures

  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations

  • Experience using contract management systems

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Paralegal certification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent organizational/time management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines

  • Strong professional work ethic

  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts

  • Ability to communicate and interact with all internal and external levels

  • Technologically savvy

  • Familiarity with SalesForce and/or other contract management systems

  • Proactive thinker with ability to transform processes for the advancement of the department

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