Legal Director in United States

at a Confidential Company

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job summary:

The job holder is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Legal department, provision of legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.

Key responsibilities:

Leadership role

* Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Legal department.

Legal risk

* Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.

* Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.

* Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.

* Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract

* Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

Policy development

* Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.

* Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

Litigation management

* Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.

Regulatory compliance

* Formulate compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.

* Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.

* Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive management meetings.

Contract negotiation

* Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.

* Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.

* Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.

Administrative duties:

* Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team.

* Liaise with the HR department in conducting performance appraisals and ensure competency and
training gaps are addressed.

Focus areas of responsibility - % of time spent

* Legal advisory and contracts management - 50%

* Regulatory support (Negotiations, contracts and compliance and facilities available - land, resources for development such as licences, roads) - 30%

* Risk management - 10%

* People management - 10%
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