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Greater San Diego Area
Counsel II | Calpine*
Responsible for providing legal advice, regulatory support and strategic expertise 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 through the management of outside counsel. Negotiates retail sales agreements with commercial and industrial customer. Prepares and manages terms of service and related documents for residential retail electricity customers. Responds to regulatory investigations and requests for information. Negotiates contracts with vendors. Interprets and prepares legal documents/contracts, analyzes proposed and existing legislation and advises management on legal matters. Understands and applies law, regulation and administrative procedures associated with specialty areas of law and requires minimal professional guidance.
Director, Legal Counsel - Operations & R&D Counsel | Dexcom, Inc.*
The Director, Operations and R&D Counsel reports to the Sr. Director, Assistant General Counsel, US and New Markets and will provide legal support in areas such as: drafting and negotiating a wide variety of Operations, R&D and IT-related agreements, including strategic licensing transactions, technology platform licensing, R&D collaborations and other agreements and contracts; providing practical, prompt, accurate legal counsel to client groups; drafting and reviewing policies and guidelines; working with client groups to identify, assess and address general legal concerns; implementing company policies and standards for business conduct.
Trial Attorney | USAA*
In this position you will provide legal representation to USAA members, insured clients and USAA entities in all phases of civil litigation and legal proceedings pertaining to covered losses. Exercises independent legal discretion and judgment to fully defend all clients.
Patent Attorney | Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is seeking a motivated and experienced Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to prosecute the Company’s intellectual property portfolio. This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President, Intellectual Property and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.. Responsibilities include: draft patent applications, and prosecute large US and international patent portfolio; interface with outside counsel and licensors to effectively develop patent portfolio; conduct patentability and freedom to operate search and analyses, and advise scientific and multidisciplinary project teams.
General Counsel | Sunroad Enterprises
Sunroad Enterprises is seeking candidates for General Counsel. The role will be in supporting both Real Estate and Automotive divisions. Transactional matters include purchases, sales, developments, and financings. Operational matters include contracts for managing facilities, dispute resolution, service agreements, and managing. Responsibilities include: leading all legal affairs working closely with the real estate, finance, and automotive teams; leading legal components of transactional work in real estate property purchase, escrow agreements, due diligence procedures, and documentation in land acquisitions.
Transactional Counsel | Axos Bank
The transactional counsel shall be primarily engaged in: drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and transaction documents, particularly with respect to real estate transactions, including commercial real estate and income property lending, and third-party service agreements; assisting with the development of form contracts for routine transactions; minimizing Bank risk.
Senior Contracts Counsel Attorney | Arena Pharmaceuticals
Arena Pharmaceuticals is seeking an experienced life sciences contracts attorney to join its team as Senior Contracts Counsel. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel and based in San Diego, the Senior Contracts Counsel will be responsible for a broad range of contracts and other legal documents in support of multiple business groups within the organization, as well as take a leadership role in maturing and scaling Arena’s contracts function as we grow and move toward commercialization.
General Counsel | Petco
Petco is seeking a General Counsel to lead all aspects of our legal function. As one of the key executive leaders you will be instrumental to the success of Petco’s future by overseeing the legal strategic and operational activities. Petco is currently on a high growth path with an emphasis on continuing to move the business to the next stage of development. The General Counsel will provide guidance across the organization to support this growth by determining and guiding the legal posture and interests of the company. You will also ensure that business practices, policies, and dealings meet legal and regulatory requirements to protect Petco from legal action and manage the organization’s defense and the interpretation and preparation of legal documents. You will provide counsel to corporate management on legal matters and build and run a world class and contemporary legal organization.
Assistant General Counsel | Neuocrine Biosciences, Inc.
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.
In-House Attorney | Sunrise Management
This individual must be hands on and willing play a key role in overseeing the contract administration for new and existing clients along with leading the risk management and compliance duties for the company. This legal adviser must be a California licensed attorney, in current and continued good standing. We anticipate this position being part-time with a flexible schedule. It will provide the ability to work remotely most of the time; physical present in the San Diego corporate office would be needed on some occasions.
Legal & Compliance Officer | ECG Management Consultants
We are searching for an experienced legal and compliance officer (LCO) to oversee the general legal and compliance needs of our healthcare consulting firm. The LCO provides leadership, direction, and integration of compliance activities to fulfill the Firm’s needs while adhering to state, federal, and international regulations. In addition, the LCO will direct strategic compliance planning, evaluation and implementation of compliance initiatives, and ongoing integration efforts with our strategic partner Siemens Healthineers and third-party organizations.
VP, Associate Counsel | LPL Financial
Under the direction of Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, the attorney in this position will provide pragmatic legal advice and counsel to human resources partners and other corporate departments with a particular focus on employment issues related to financial advisors.
Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Attorney | Dividend Solar
Dividend is seeking a regulatory attorney savvy in consumer lending policy. This position presents the opportunity to work with many consumer lending business teams and colleagues throughout the firm’s legal, compliance, marketing, credit, operations and technology functions. Through interactions with various departments, this role will help to develop and maintain product development, regulatory and compliance standards.
Corporate Counsel (Litigation) | Intuit Inc.
Intuit's dispute resolution and government investigations team is responsible for overseeing litigation, investigation matters involving government entities and regulators, responses to third-party requests for information and a wide range of other matters. We champion Intuit's priorities, role-model its values, and protect our Company, employees and customers. We're a small but high-performing team with a great culture and a passion for delivering big-impact results. We’re seeking a litigation attorney with a government investigations / enforcement background to join our team. This role will report to the Director, Deputy General Counsel, who manages litigation and government investigations for Intuit.
Product Counsel | Intuit Inc.
Working as a member of the Product Counseling & Compliance Team, you will be responsible for partnering with multiple innovative product teams around the world to power prosperity for consumers and small business. You will ensure that Intuit’s products are structured to achieve our strategy while complying with applicable laws and regulations in multiple jurisdictions. You will partner closely with product management, business development, engineering, design, marketing, and compliance and operations teams.
Workman's Compensation Attorney | Hotel Investment Group
We are looking for an experienced workers’ compensation attorney that can help victims of workplace illness or injury to pursue the benefits that they deserve. Responsibilities include: advising and representing clients in courts, before government agencies, or in private legal matters; holding meetings with clients in order to discuss details of a case; conducting research and analysis; analyzing the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents; interpreting employment laws, rulings, and regulations for clients.
Associate Claims Legal Counsel | The RiverStone Group
Reporting to Claims Legal Counsel, this position helps execute and deliver on the established goals and objectives of APO, specifically in implementing APO strategic initiatives, in alignment with the Company’s strategic vision. Lead APO (asbestos, pollution, other latent liability) global initiatives as assigned. These initiatives may include management of legal developments, counsel selection and oversight, strategic efforts to make APO litigation more efficient and fair, and others to be developed. Identify strategies to attain better claim results on APO liabilities, and working with the technical teams, implement those strategies. Lead team members to effectuate positive results without a direct reporting relationship.
Sr. Attorney | Illumina, Inc.
As a member of the General Practice, Employment & Regulatory legal team, the selected candidate will act as the primary legal advisor to the Compliance team; draft and review various contracts to support the internal business operations of the company; and will provide strategic legal guidance and advice to internal stakeholders including procurement, IT, facilities, finance, EH&S, Human Resources and other internal groups on a wide-variety of General Practice matters and projects.
Director of Administration & Legal Affairs | Fluid Components International
Essential Job Functions May Include: understands the requirements of the company to comply with state and federal entities such as export administration, ISO 9000, AS9100 and other areas of corporate compliance; understands the Company’s Risk Profile, including aspects and nuances of corporate insurance strategies and coverages; introduced to and familiar with all corporate compliance areas; introduced to and familiar with all external corporate counsel including: Labor, Patent, Corporate law domestic & international, real estate, business terms and conditions, fiduciary and others.
Patent Agent/Patent Counsel | Sorrento Therpeutics, Inc.
The Patent Agent or Patent Counsel will support all aspects of Sorrento’s patent portfolio. Specifically, drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, developing global patent strategies and managing day-to-day IP activities to support multiple oncology and chronic pain products in pre-clinical and clinical development. This role requires the development of partnerships with R&D and clinical teams as well as within the Legal Department.
Senior Counsel | Epic Games, Inc.
Epic Games is looking for a full-time attorney that will work closely with our General Counsel. The ideal candidate will require strong initiative and sound judgment, with the ability to work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups is a must. The person in this role will be responsible for drafting and negotiating legal agreements including non-disclosure, software licenses, subcontracting, publishing, and marketing agreements for video games and related products and services; advising and working directly with developers in connection with third party software licensing; reviewing game content for trademark and copyright concerns.
Corporate Legal Counsel | The Goal Family of Companies
The primary responsibility of the Corporate Legal Counsel is advising the Company and its operating subsidiaries on legal matters related to the Company’s core business of asset management, collections management and servicing. Work includes negotiating services agreements and documenting both complex and ordinary course transactions, as well as assisting with and other legal issues directly affecting the Company and its operating subsidiaries.
IP Attorney | Mirati Therapeutics, Inc.
The IP Attorney ("IP Counsel") will be primarily responsible for: (i) managing Mirati Therapeutics' intellectual property ("IP") portfolio to maximize the protection and value of our IP estate, (ii) managing our IP legal budget and outside IP law firm relationships, (iii) proactively working with our R&D team to identify opportunities for new IP creation relative to our pipeline, and to file and prosecute patent applications as required, (iv) providing IP and other due diligence support in the company's business development, financing and strategic activities, and (v) managing and providing legal business partner support of our R&D team, including providing general legal guidance and key transaction support for our R&D team. The position will report to the Company's Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.
Senior Counsel | EDF Renewable Energy, Inc.
Corporate transactions attorney with demonstrated renewable energy expertise in the following areas of law: corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (including joint ventures and partnerships), project finance and procurement and construction. Special consideration will be given to candidates with wind, solar and battery storage energy industry experience. Substantive experience drafting and negotiating deal documents (e.g., PSA, MIPSA, APA, etc.). Lead negotiations, drafting, and critical review of agreements documenting transactions involving the sale or purchase of wind turbines, solar panels, battery storage, power, assets, EPC/BOP agreements, and related transactions for solar, wind and battery storage generating assets owned by the Company.
General Counsel, Corporate Affairs | Tandem Diabetes Care
The Vice President and General Counsel will be an integral part of the Tandem’s management and will support the company’s core objectives while ensuring that the organization operates within the law. This position will advise on a wide range of legal subject areas, including general commercial transactions with vendors and suppliers, international expansion, corporate governance and compliance, SEC reporting, global privacy requirements, litigation and risk management, intellectual property, employment and real estate. This position is also expected to develop, lead, mentor and manage Tandem’s in-house legal staff as the function scales with the company’s overall growth. Additionally, this person will be a key player in corporate development and overall support of the Company’s growth initiatives and must be capable of representing the organization with external business partners.
Sr. Real Estate Counsel | BioMed Realty Trust
Independently manage and advise company regarding complex and day-to-day issues and strategy related to commercial property development, construction, leasing, financing, operations, acquisitions and environmental and regulatory issues. Draft and negotiate agreements such as leases and lease amendments, real estate purchase and sale agreements, construction, design and consulting contracts, debt financing documents, service agreements and real estate development documents such as easements and CC&Rs. Conduct due diligence for property development, leasing, acquisitions, and finance, including review of leasing, zoning, environmental, title, survey, permitting and land use matters.
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.