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Senior Manager, Legal Counsel - Professional Solutions

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112683 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Northridge; Richardson 

Position Summary:.

This Commercial Attorney position will be responsible for handling a wide variety of complex assigned legal projects within the legal department.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 



Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to a senior lawyer based in Northridge, CA, this position’s essential duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Providing counsel and guidance to management on key initiatives and strategic activities.
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of general commercial contracts and corporate documentation, including those related to government procurement, services agreements, SOW’s, dealer/distribution agreements, trademark and technology licensing and supplier agreements, RFP’s/RFQ’s, logistics (warehousing/transportation) agreements, corporate governance, and real estate transactions.
  • Providing counsel in support of the Company’s marketing initiatives, including (a) marketing and advertising campaigns; (b) social media content and related issues; (c) endorsement, sponsorship and licensing arrangements; and (d) in-store and online sweepstakes and contests.
  • Providing analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues, including employment/HR issues, safety/standard/compliance issues, product liability issues, government procurement issues, and distribution and anti-trust issues.
  • Working with other lawyers in the department to monitor and analyze ongoing legal climate to ensure continued company compliance
  • General in-house functions, including dispute resolution, litigation management, anticipating and guarding against legal risks facing the global company
  • Managing external law firms and legal budget costs, where appropriate.
  • Addressing other legal projects as requested by management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school in the US
  • Texas Bar admission / or California Bar admission
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience, preferably in in-house/corporate setting within a multi-national enterprise that offers goods/services to professional markets.
  • Ability to generate contract templates for wide range of commercial activities and solid exposure to drafting and negotiating domestic and international commercial contracts (i.e. dealer/distribution, supply, development, licensing, information technology agreements.)
  • Hands-on administration of contracts and contract database.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to liaise with all areas of the business at all levels, including senior management
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Professional demeanor, organized and detail oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to develop, institute and maintain new processes
  • Superior organizational, communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to react quickly with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and respond promptly to shifting priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have exceptional integrity and high ethical standards and judgment 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and under strict time constraints
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization, while being managed remotely/virtually
  • Positive attitude
  • Background in or proficiency with high-technology products/software


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Must be in good standing with Texas State Bar/ or California State Bar and have no prior adverse disciplinary action
  • Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX / or Northridge, CA
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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