Corporate Counsel

The primary function of Corporate Counsel at IES is to provide legal advice and strategies to the executive team in areas of risk management, risk mitigation and new business opportunities.

This position provides guidance and interpretation on labor and employment law nationwide and works closely with HR and compliance to provide training resources to internal stakeholders.   This position will review contracts and support contract negotiations as well as manage litigation matters.

IES is a remote-first employer based out of San Diego, California.  This position will work remotely and is open to candidates nationwide. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Researches, evaluates and advises executive team on different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
  • Provides advice to the organization on areas of employment law. May collaborate with teams to devise strategies to respond to client issues and new legislation.
  • Guides compliance and HR team on employment matters, investigations, best practices, and prepares them to provide legal expertise internally. May prepare and provide training on matters related to employment law to internal stakeholders.
  • Updates master service agreements annually and as needed.
  • Drafts documents, contracts, amendments and addendums as needed.
  • Reviews client service agreements, vendor contracts, partner agreements and other contractual arrangements. Provides support to sales for negotiations.  Works closely with executive team to establish risk tolerance guidelines.
  • Manages litigation and works with assigned legal counsel. Prepares internal team members for depositions and court appearances.
  • Advises management and owners on issues of corporate governance, banking, tax and collection. May delegate tasks to outsourced legal counsel.
  • Reviews subpoenas for validity and provides guidance to HR for records production.
  • Reviews independent contractors for independent contractor status.
  • Incorporates changes in law into handbooks, policies and procedures. Works with teams to educate and implement changes.
  • May interface with client’s corporate counsel to collaborate or share concerns.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor Degree required.
  • Must be licensed by State Bar.
  • 5 years of relevant legal experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with employment law.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and legal documents.
  • Ability to present information on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups and/or board of directors.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Capable of facilitating discussion between individuals with differing perspectives.
  • Exposure to typical contract provisions such as duties and obligations, representations and warranties and termination clauses.
  • Uses good judgement and available information to resolve issues.
  • Conscious of need to maintain confidentiality and adhere to company values.

If you are interested and meet these qualifications, please send your resume to

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