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Greater San Diego Area

Transactional Counsel  | Axos Bank*
The Transactional Counsel shall be primarily engaged in: draft, review, and negotiate contracts and transaction documents, particularly with respect to auto finance, equipment leasing/finance, and commercial real estate transactions; develop form contracts for routine transactions; minimize bank risk.

General Counsel  | NP Digital*
The General Counsel will tackle general corporate, transactional, and regulatory issues and a range of other legal matters at NPD. This person needs to be able to roll up their sleeves and have the grit needed to succeed in an early-stage company experiencing rapid growth. The ideal candidate for this role has collaborated with internal groups to understand and ensure consistency with the company's business, financial, and risk management objectives. They will provide training to the company on legal topics as needed.

Senior Legal Counsel  | Dexcom, Inc.*
Manages legal business matters pertaining to the organization. Provides a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients. Acts as advisor on legal issues involving the organization’s government and regulatory compliance. Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, license agreements and contract management. Experience in trade secrets, advertising law, registration and other resolutions specific to the computer and technology industry as well as SEC reporting.

Associate Director, Patents | Ionis Pharmaceuticals*
Ionis seeks a patent attorney to assist in developing global IP strategies and managing day to day intellectual property efforts to support the company’s innovative antisense technology platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of intellectual property related matters with an emphasis on patent preparation, prosecution, and strategic counseling.

Senior Counsel | BAE Systems*
BAE Systems Ship Repair seeks an attorney to join the Ship Repair legal department. This posion will be primarily responsible for legal work associated with our shipyards in San Diego and Honolulu. You will be expected to proactively advise and provide legal services in the areas of government and commercial contracting, litigation, environmental, organization and personnel, real estate, intellectual property, and other compliance matters.The successful candidate will perform a critical role in our Ship Repair legal team and join a world class, dynamic, full-service legal environment. They will be expected to proactively advise and provide legal services on a broad range of matters relevant to a corporate legal department. The position involves working directly with in-house attorneys, internal clients, and outside counsel.

Senior Counsel | Sherwood Food Distributors*
The Senior Counsel is responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing commercial agreements of all kinds and will manage certain real estate, intellectual property and litigation matters as they arise. Administer the contracts process including drafting, evaluation, negotiation, execution and on-going compliance. Advise and implement practices to ensure a consistent level of company performance concerning legal matters. Mentor and advise team mates on legal matters at a strategic and tactical level across a broad range of topics.

Counsel | Quidel Corporation*
Quidel is searching for a Counsel to join our Legal Department at our Mira Mesa campus in San Diego. This role is responsible for supporting the Legal Department’s efforts with respect to all legal matters, including but not limited to, contracts, licensing and development agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, clinical trial and study agreements, marketing and advertising, regulatory and legal compliance matters. Anticipates risks and advises management as to best course of action. This position interacts with senior level and mid-level management on a regular basis to inform, persuade, and direct. Also interacts with external parties, including external counsel, and current and potential business partners.

Paralegal | San Diego Padres*
The Paralegal will assist the Legal department in all facets of the company’s broad range of legal needs, including contracts, transactional documents, workers compensation, litigation and administrative support. The position requires the ability to demonstrate sound judgment, organizational skills, and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment. Part time.

Corporate Counsel | GAIN Credit, Inc.*
We’re looking for a Corporate Counsel to join our small but productive team in our UTC La Jolla office, which serves as the group hub for corporate accounting, finance, legal and tax across our businesses in the United Kingdom and India. The Corporate Counsel will be the senior-most lawyer in the company and will report to the San Diego-based Chief Financial Officer, while having frequent interaction with Chief Executive Officer and VP Compliance (both located in London). Send your resume to [email protected] with “Corporate Counsel” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

Senior Counsel | Sempra LNG*
The Senior Counsel will develop, coordinate, supervise and administer the provision of complex legal services for the Sempra LNG business unit under the direction of the VP & General Counsel and in conjunction with managers of various commercial areas. Work includes: LNG sales and purchases, LNG ship procurement, as well as the development, acquisition, financing, and execution of large-scale LNG and natural gas projects.

Real Estate Counsel | Fairfield Residential*
Fairfield Residential is seeking a real estate attorney to join its Legal Department. This person will work on transactional matters (including real estate acquisitions/dispositions, development projects, joint ventures and Fund formations), operational matters (e.g., construction contracts, service agreements, dispute resolution). A minimum of 5 years of large firm experience is preferred.

Sr. IP Counsel/Assistant General Counsel, IP - Gene Therapy | Neurocrine Biosciences*
This position will take a leadership role in developing global strategies and managing day-to-day intellectual property efforts to support multiple gene therapy discovery and clinical development stage programs for Neurocrine. Your contributions include: identification of inventions, patent drafting, and prosecution relating to gene-based therapies; conducting strategic IP analysis and due diligence on the patent portfolios of Neurocrine’s competitors and potential collaborators for patentability and freedom-to-operate.

Assistant General Counsel | Neurocrine Biosciences*
Among other responsibilities, the Assistant General Counsel uses cross-functional knowledge and highly-developed working relationships to develop a thorough understanding of the company’s business, its people, products, customers and competitors to provide strategic guidance to internal clients and teams to facilitate the business objectives of the Company. The position will collaborate with all levels of management and requires the ability to work confidently, proactively and assertively with a high level of independence. The position requires an individual who can work in new subject matter areas on a daily basis, assimilate information quickly and develop expertise in those areas.

Assistant General Counsel | Calpine
Responsible for providing legal advice, regulatory support and strategic expertise to Calpine’s Retail business lines and provides legal support in a variety of business negotiations and contractual agreements in the retail electricity and gas space.Handles a variety of legal projects; anticipates and guards against legal risks through a combination of directly representing Calpine Retail in legal actions or indirectly through the supervising attorney or the management of outside counsel.

Senior Intellectual Property Legal Counsel | Dexcom, Inc.
Essential duties and responsibilities include advising technical and business stakeholders on patent matters; setting and implementing a patent strategy for Dexcom’s innovations; interacting with patent offices throughout the world in order to strengthen and accelerate the issuance of Dexcom’s patented innovations; managing outside patent prosecution counsel both domestically and globally; supporting IP litigation as needed.

Legal Counsel, Director | Greenwich Biosciences, Inc.
As a counsel in Greenwich’s U.S. Legal Department, the attorney will provide legal advice and support across the lifecycle of Greenwich’s products, including pipeline, commercial and medical affairs functions. Supported teams include research and development, brand sales and marketing, commercial strategic and operational functions, medical affairs teams, and corporate functions. Provide legal direction on FDA promotional matters, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, product liability, antitrust, privacy and other laws impacting the commercialization of biotech products.

Trademark Counsel | Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has an exciting opportunity for experienced trademark counsel to join its intellectual property department in Carlsbad, CA (San Diego area), San Francisco/San Jose, CA, or Boston, MA. This position is primarily responsible for worldwide trademark auditing, monitoring, and enforcement and managing contested trademark proceedings and oppositions. Manage global trademark monitoring and enforcement, including collaboration with IP litigation team when necessary. Establish programs to identify, monitor and prevent trademark misuse, infringement and counterfeiting.

Director of HR Compliance & Employment Counsel | The Bahia Resort Hotel
The Director of HR Compliance and Employment Counsel is responsible for overseeing and directing the compliance-related Human Resources functions of the company. The candidate will act as a subject matter expert in the areas of employment law and human resources related regulations, and ensure the organization meets and maintains compliance and legal objectives. This candidate will administer and oversee compliance-heavy HR areas, including leaves of absences, wage and hour, workers compensation, disability claims, employee benefits programs, and ACA reporting. Minimum of 5 years of California employment law experience. The ideal candidate will have an interest in process improvement and HR analytics, and will collaborate with business units and technology to streamline and improve human resources processes.

Counsel, Legal Affairs | NuVasive
As Counsel, Legal Affairs, you will work within NuVasive’s Corporate Legal Team and be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of contracts, including customer agreements, healthcare professional consulting agreements, and vendor agreements. The successful candidate will be a process-focused, self-starter with excellent judgment who is able to prioritize and manage multiple competing responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. You must also enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the Legal Team, internal business partners, and outside counsel, and be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.

Director, Legal Services | San Diego Superior Court
Under administrative direction of the Court's Executive Officer, the position of Director, Legal Services provides direction and oversight with regard to all legal issues affecting the court, providing guidance and support to judicial officers and management; serves as counsel to the Presiding Judge and the Executive Officer; and performs related duties as required. Assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of professional and administrative staff; participates in employee selection, staff development, performance evaluation; reviews employees' work to ensure quality and accuracy and provides ongoing feedback as to performance. Provides direction to staff and/or personally reviews, evaluates and resolves the most sensitive or complicated issues; conducts or oversees detailed legal research as needed; reviews and interprets legislative action and ensures that attorneys and judicial officers are apprised of changes.


Orange County Area

Associate Counsel | Pacific Premier Bank*
This position is responsible for providing on-going legal support to the Bank’s various lending units with a primary focus on drafting and reviewing loan documents, agreements, contracts and other legal documents for complex business and commercial real estate loan transactions. Draft and review loan documents, agreements, contracts and other legal documents for complex business and commercial real estate loan transactions. Advise business units on transactional matters related to business, commercial and consumer lending.

Contracts Counsel | Arbonne International, LLC
As a Contracts Counsel you will be an an in-house corporate generalist primarily focused on the drafting, negotiation and review of commercial contracts and assisting the Associate General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer on various legal projects as necessary for Arbonne International, LLC, its sister subsidiary Levlad, LLC and their parent company Natural Products Group, Inc.

Associate Counsel | FirstService Residential
Serve as Associate Counsel, a key member of the Legal and Risk Management team, providing leadership in a wide range of general legal matters including litigation, discovery, service of process, managing insurance defense, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, company insurance and legal and risk projects as they arise. Provide general legal advice and support on a variety of legal issues relating to operations and transactions undertaken by the Company. Review, advise and draft a wide range of legal documents, corporate agreements and internal company documents. Research various legal inquiries and issues

Trade Compliance Counsel | Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is seeking a Trade Compliance attorney with subject matter expertise in U.S. export control regulations. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, this attorney will manage the Company’s trade compliance program and day to day trade compliance matters. Provide advice and counsel on trade compliance matters. Manage the Company’s trade compliance program.

Director of Legal Affairs | Tillys, Inc.
Review, draft and negotiate contracts with third parties, including brand partnerships, licensing arrangements, e-com affiliates, talent acquisition, real estate leases, etc. Work directly with and advise key decision-makers in contract negotiations and other business arrangements, including identifying and proposing solutions to key business issues, managing risk, and developing tax and accounting strategy. Create and maintain effective approval processes and contract management systems

Government Relations Counsel | Crown Castle
Provide legal analysis and advice to internal clients regarding utility infrastructure access and attachment rights, state and federal rules and regulations, and network operations. Advocate, negotiate and educate as an external advocate working with other public sector attorneys and officials. The appropriate candidate will work well in a team environment and show a demonstrated interest in utility infrastructure and the regulation of the same.


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