Corporate Counsel (747)


Competitive Salary + Benefits

- United States -- Florida -- Tampa

Job type

04 May 2021



Why Work For HAYS?

Join one of the fastest growing staffing companies in the U.S. As one of the largest global recruiting firms, you can take pride in providing the best service to our clients and candidates. On top of that, you'll work with great people in a fun atmosphere.

Our Commitment to You

Total Rewards: We offer a competitive salary, 401k with matching, ESPP, 10 paid holidays and 22 days PTO and flexible benefit plans to meet your unique personal needs, including 100% company paid employee medical plan option.

Learning & Development: Our employees receive cutting-edge training throughout all levels of your career at Hays, including trips to our U.S. headquarters in Tampa for new hire training, advanced and master level skill enhancement, emerging leader and advanced leadership development. We'll equip you with the specialized skills, knowledge and support so you can quickly become prosperous in your new role.

Career Progression: Hays employees have a clearly defined career progression path based on meritocracy, not who you know. There are different paths to choose in a career with Hays..

Our Culture: Our world-wide reach allows us to work with clients across multiple countries, opening doors to unparalleled opportunities. Within our offices, we support one another and celebrate successes together. We are also dedicated to helping others through our charitable work within our communities.


Passionate About People - Ambitious - Expert - Insightful - Innovative - Do the Right Thing

Position Description

The Corporate Counsel is responsible for a wide variety of legal matters that arise in the day-to-day functioning of the company which may include, but is not limited to, contract review/drafting and negotiation, policy drafting, and consulting with business partners on general employment law matters.

Essential duties and job responsibilities include the following

  • Review/negotiate/draft basic client, subcontractor and corporate contracts
  • Notify and consult with back-office partners to ensure company is in compliance with client contracts
  • Update internal records with contract information
  • Interact regularly with leadership team and individual business team members and provide general legal guidance on a variety of matters
  • CCs in the Claims Function may assist GCNA, DGC, CAGC or Sr. AGC with litigation preparation
  • Depending on the assigned Function, a CC may assist Sr. AGC, CAGC, DGC or GCNA and People & Culture with ensuring company is in compliance with laws affecting the business including, but not limited to, mandatory benefits, worker classification, non-discrimination laws
  • Assist Sr. AGC, CAGC, DGC or GCNA in coordinating training for back- and front- office personnel on internal processes and laws/regulations affecting the company
    • Other projects, as assigned
    • Regular job attendance and timeliness/punctuality 


  • Juris Doctor and member of Florida Bar or eligible for Authorized House Counsel status; may consider a candidate sitting for the Bar within 90 days of start date.  A candidate not yet a member of the Bar will be in the position of Contracts Specialist until Bar membership is obtained.
  • 6+ months of corporate back-office/legal experience, successful participation in relevant clinics in an ABA approved law school, relevant clerkship(s), or private practice experience representing business clients in civil/business matters. Ideal candidate will have 1-2 years relevant inhouse or private practice experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Consultative skills to address inquiries from internal and external clients
  • Must possess solid organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail oriented
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Ability to build strong business partnerships

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in a fast paced, production-oriented environment
  • Commercial contracting skills/experience preferred

More about Hays

We are the world's leading recruitment experts. Last year we placed 70,000 people in permanent jobs and over 240,000 people into temporary roles globally. employ over 10,800 recruiting experts in 33 markets, with opportunities for growth, leadership and travel.

We enjoy an exclusive global partnership with LinkedIn and are recognized as the most socially engaged recruitment firm with over 2 million followers.

We are rapidly expanding our footprint across the USA, so there's lots of opportunity to make your mark in your local market, move to a new city or country.

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