24 Hour Fitness, INC. Corporate Counsel in San Ramon, California
LOCATION 12647 Alcosta Blvd San Ramon CA 94583
This position provides multi-level legal support to Company business partners with a particular focus on drafting and advice and counsel related to commercial contracts, including the Company's membership contracts. The Corporate Counsel works as a business partner to the procurement team and other key business functions in the formulation, negotiation and preparation of contracts to support day-to-day business operations and new company initiatives. In addition, the Corporate Counsel provides legal support with respect to the preparation of and the Company's membership contracts, including interface with business partners with respect to new membership products and initial research and ongoing review to ensure regulatory compliance. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Estimated % of Time Spent Commercial Contracts * Review, revise, and negotiate commercial contracts across a broad spectrum of functional areas, including business development, software licensing, SaaS, marketing, media, retail, real estate licensing, promotional, and professional services agreements. * Provide business partners with strategic legal advice regarding potential business opportunities. * Under the direction of supervising counsel, work to: o (1) assess and refine repeatable processes to increase efficiency, enhance compliance, and reduce risk; and o (2) develop and manage internal and external resources to improve service levels to business partners throughout contracting process, including evaluating methods to shorten time between contract initiation and execution * Manage outside counsel on an as-needed basis. 60% Membership * Develop working knowledge of Company membership agreements and products/services and related regulatory framework governing the same * Oversee existing membership agreement portfolio, including ongoing, but no less than annual review of all existing agreements (membership, training, services) to ensure compliance with: o State/City laws: including but not limited to health studio laws, waiver/release (general liability), consumer protection o Federal laws: including but not limited to payment processing, communications (TCPA, etc.) * Partner with Risk Management, Member Services and Operations teams to effect compliance requirements * Support the Company's ongoing membership programs by partnering with business owners (including Operations, IT, Category Management, Member Services, Marketing) to facilitate assessment, development and rollout of new product/services and implement process improvements to meet business needs while ensuring general compliance with laws 40% Total 100% ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS This position reports directly to Senior Corporate Counsel. This position works with a wide variety of corporate stakeholders, including but not limited to Procurement, Accounting/Finance, IT, Marketing, Operations, Business Development, Retail, Corporate Group Sales, Facilities, Member Services, Risk Management. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Demonstrated ability to work independently and to develop and maintain professional working relationships with all levels of the organization * Strong communication skills and technical drafting/negotiating ability * Strong organization skills and attention to detail * Able to efficiently and effectively manage multiple projects and priorities with limited resources * Proficient in MS Word, Outlook and other standard office software systems Minimum Educational Level/Certifications * Strong academic credentials and law degree from an ABA accredited law school * California State Bar member Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications * 3+ years of law firm or in-house legal experience Physical Demands/ Environmental Conditions * Manual dexterity and range of hearing/vision sufficient to operate standard office machines * Must be able to travel as needed via car and/or plane Travel Requirement * Limited travel on an as-needed basis.
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