locationsLos Angeles, CA, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30+ Days Agojob requisition idR-11390At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve the world’s most challenging problems, like designing a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable future for our communities and cities. Our people-centered, “People First” culture and “One Firm-Firm” motto promotes integrated teams that unite to shape the future of cities. Gensler’s vision is to “Create a Better World through the Power of Design,” and we do that by our deep commitment to our clients and by fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment that enables our people to create impactful solutions together.Your RoleGensler is seeking a Corporate Counsel generalist to join its Legal Studio. The corporate counsel will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel. The position is located in our Los Angeles office and will provide global legal support for the firm across a variety of transactional disciplines. The Corporate Counsel will work with the firm’s corporate legal team as a generalist with responsibilities in the areas of real estate, data governance and privacy, intellectual property, corporate governance, firm architectural licensure, employment, and vendor procurement. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a junior to mid-level lawyer, with a passion for understanding the business of design and a desire to work with creative leaders, to become part of the Gensler family. This is not a conventional, back-office, black-letter legal role; at Gensler you will be on the front-line, dealing with senior firm leadership on a daily basis, and partnering with them and your Legal Studio colleagues to navigate opportunities and challenges in an ever-complex world. We are not just looking for an extremely talented legal professional; we need someone with a passion for being involved in the firm’s business strategy and driving it forward by providing practical guidance on a variety of corporate legal issues. What You Will DoAdvise on corporate governance issues and compliance, including domestic and international subsidiaries.Manage real estate portfolio lease matters and negotiation.Manage the firm’s data governance and privacy compliance program, ensuring the program meets legal and regulatory requirements and addresses areas of greatest risk to the firm.Work together with data privacy stakeholders across the firm to manage development of policies, training and awareness-raising programs, and response plans.Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements in the areas of data privacy, intellectual property, employment, vendor procurement and NDAs.Advise on global architectural licensing and regulatory compliance.Help to manage and protect the firm’s intellectual property portfolio; negotiate related agreements and manage related disputes.Develop and promote compliance with policies around procurement and use of digital goods and services in the creation of digital experiences, data visualizations, and other digital client deliverables.Your QualificationsActive bar admission in California.Minimum of 3 years of experience in general corporate and commercial matters in a transactional setting (in a law firm and/or corporate legal department).Experience required in establishing and maintaining corporate entities, including Board and shareholder actions and meetings.Experience strongly preferred in real property matters including drafting and negotiating leases.Experience preferred in the areas of data privacy compliance (including CCPA and GDPR), data governance, and negotiating related commercial agreements.Experience preferred negotiating agreements for digital goods and services (buy side and/or sell side).Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work across various functions and levels within an organization.Self-motivated, flexible and positive team player.**The base salary will be estimated between $150k-$180k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience. Life at GenslerAt Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.#LI-MR1
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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Gensler celebrates diversity and our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer of choice. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.