The general counsel is responsible for leading corporate, strategic and tactical legal initiatives. This position provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.
Maintains responsibility for review of contracts, student issues, employee issues, injury claims, collections, litigation, subpoenas, compliance, corporate filings, education law issues, real estate law, trademarks, and general policy review.
Manages all legal issues affecting the University.
Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to perform the job effectively. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
A Juris Doctor degree and active Missouri Bar membership is required.
Active Illinois Bar membership desired
Ten years of broad legal experience including knowledge of higher education law is required
How to Apply: Please submit an online application, resume/cv, and cover letter through Lindenwood University's career opportunities website. Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: - Benefits -
o Tuition Reimbursement
o Member of the CIC & TE tuition programs
o Medical Insurance through United Health Care
o Direct Path
o Voluntary Vision
o Voluntary Dental
o Flexible Spending Account
o Wellness Program through Lindenwell
o Discounts on Club Fitness and Planet Fitness memberships
o Discount at AT&T
o 25% discount off purchases at any Pedestal dining location on the St. Charles and Belleville campuses during fall and spring semesters
o Two free tickets to student productions at the J. Scheidegger Center
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.