Title:                     Associate Counsel

 

Position:              Full-Time Salaried/Exempt

 

Reports to:         General Counsel

 

Division:              River

 

Location:             Paducah, KY

 

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist with general corporate documents, business contracts, and other third-party agreements.
  • Draft and review legal documents.
  • Guidance to leadership team on compliance matters and employment law concerns.
  • Assist with managing external counsel as it relates to corporate matters and Jones Act claims.
  • Attend mediations, depositions, trials, etc., on behalf of the company.
  • Research, anticipate, and guard company against legal risks and keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, etc.
  • Advise executives on contract status, legal risks, and business terms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • J.D. Degree required.
  • Admission to state bar.
  • Minimum of two (2) years applicable law practice experience required.
  • Background in corporate law, contract law, and employment law preferred.
  • Knowledge of Jones Act preferred.
  • Prior exposure to maritime industry is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality of sensitive information is a must.