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UMN, Office of the General Counsel: Senior Associate General Counsel

19 Oct 2018 5:52 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

Senior Associate General Counsel/Associate/Assistant

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a skilled, client-focused and experienced lawyer with excellent academic credentials to advise and represent academic departments and business units in complex business transactions.  The title under which the successful candidate will initially serve will depend on years of relevant experience. 

The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and the Director of the Transactional Law Services Group, and will be resident in OGC’s Minneapolis office. The following are examples of matters on which the lawyer holding this position may be asked to provide advice, though it is not a requirement that a candidate claim significant expertise in all of them:

  • ·        Commercial transactions (e.g., agreements to purchase or sell goods or services, agreements governing large gifts, archive agreements, agreements commissioning public works of art)
  • ·        Regulatory compliance and corporate law and governance (e.g., retirement plan governance, formation of business entities and corporate affiliations, mergers and dissolutions)
  • ·        Finance and securities transactions (e.g., serve as issuer’s counsel in debt offerings, including negotiation of underwriting agreements; work with the Office of Investments and Banking in the purchase and sale of securities)
  • ·        Work with the Office of University Relations in matters of University image, marketing, and branding, including the use and protection of University trademarks
  • ·        Asserting, responding to and resolving commercial disputes (but not including representing the University in litigation or arbitration of such disputes); and
  • ·        Development of internal University policies and practices

Required: The successful candidate must possess each of the following:

  • ·        A Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school
  • ·        Admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota or eligibility for prompt admission
  • ·        Highest level of integrity and professionalism
  • ·        An ability to independently manage and prioritize work
  • ·        Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ·        A minimum of five years’ experience as a lawyer advising clients on commercial transactions

Desirable: It is preferred that the successful candidate demonstrates:

  • ·        Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and cross cultural competencies
  • ·        Having worked collegially and professionally in a diverse environment with peers, subordinates and clients
  • ·        A familiarity with tax laws applicable to tax-exempt organizations
  • ·        An understanding of trademark and other intellectual property laws.

Applications must be submitted online.  For a full description and to apply, please see the University of Minnesota Employment website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 327061.  Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

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