SHIPCOM WIRELESS INC Junior Legal Counsel in HOUSTON, Texas

Job Description Job Title: Junior Legal Counsel Position Type: Full-Time Location: Houston, Texas Reports To: Legal Counsel Summary/ Objective We are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join our legal and general administration team to help manage our growing business. You should have high emotional quotient, strong verbal communication and written skills, ability to identify potential legal issues and be focused on delivering highly ethical legal service. You should be willing to learn and be goal-orientated. You should have an entrepreneurial mindset for conducting business and legal activities and ability to think through issues and present clear advice taking business needs into consideration. The purpose of the role is to assist the Legal Counsel in ensuring that effective legal support is provided to commercial teams. You should have the ability to work in fast paced and high-pressure situations and be willing to work long hours to complete what needs to get done. You should be willing to learn and engage with cross-functional teams and perform different tasks that may be assigned to you from time to time. Duties and Responsibilities Essential Functions The essential functions are required by any person employed in this position with or without reasonable accommodation will include but not be limited to: Supporting operational teams with legal advice on commercial contracts, including drafting, reviewing and advising on commercial agreements. Identify and think through legal and commercial issues and implications and raise relevant questions for effective fact gathering. Interact, meet and manage outside counsels, actively listen and gather information and advice provided by outside counsel(s). Advise business units regarding regulatory matters. Prepare and analyze memoranda and other documents and prepare strategies and plans to deal with legal and business issues to meet business needs and requirements. Research and analyze relevant laws, statutes, articles, company data and coordinate responses to client and third-party inquiries and complaints. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these processes from a risk prevention perspective. Building relationships with commercial colleagues and embedding awareness of legal risk management and corporate policy issues. Position Requirements Ability to cooperate and work as part of a team and carry out any other duties as requested. Ability to multi-task with a can-do attitude to perform tasks over and above existing position and role. Ability to successfully handle multiple negotiations and manage contract review pipeline, effectively prioritizing issue escalation and resolution. Leadership and management traits that are adaptable to business to business needs and company culture. Working Environment/Travel Requirements This is a position in an office environment, little to no travel expected. You should be prepared to work long hours and on weekends if required depending on the work load. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to use a computer, lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. Qualifications Required Education and Experience J. D. or Masters degree in law required from an accredited university in the U.S. 0-2 years corporate/transactional law experience. Must be licensed to practice in State of Texas or eligible to be admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Business degree or equivalent certificate course from an accredited U.S. university. Preferred Education and Experience Demonstrated record of legal a