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Corporate Counsel

at IHOP Restaurants

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 91dd696f-d81e-43c0-b8cf-7ceb28153cf2
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, contracts, law

Job Description

Dine Brands has an immediate opening for an exceptional attorney to serve as Corporate Counsel.  This attorney’s primary responsibilities will include  (1) broad-based transactional work, including counseling internal clients on structuring of deals and negotiations; (2) draft, review, and revise agreements of all types, including technology, vendor, consulting, marketing, licensing, and agency agreements; (3) manage litigation and pre-litigation matters; (4) provide support as necessary to other functions in the legal department including franchising, marketing, technology, compliance, and international; and (5) provide strategic and practical advice to internal clients at all levels, including top level executives at both brands and Dine Brands.

Requirements:

  • 4 to 10 years of broad-based transactional or litigation experience in a law firm and/or corporation
  • D. from an accredited top tier law school
  • Experienced in a wide-range of corporate transactional or litigation matters
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Ownership of a large volume of matters, including a combination of small and large contracts and projects
  • Track record of initiative, problem solving, ownership of projects, and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experienced in providing strategic and practical advice to business functions at all levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Team player who is able to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent judgment and discretion is required
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Ability to influence business clients in a calm and professional demeanor
  • Previous in-house experience is preferred
  • Restaurant or hospitality industry experience as well as franchise experience is helpful