Assistant General Counsel in Philadelphia, PA at Pennoni

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Pennoni is an employee-owned engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia with offices across the East Coast and Mid-West and projects throughout the world. As a member of the small corporate legal office, there is no standard “day in the life”. The chief priority is to support operations and firm initiatives through negotiating and drafting agreements and providing advice on other areas, such as employment and licensing. As needed, the role also requires litigating or managing litigation of professional liability and other claims.

Pennoni Associates is seeking an Assistant General Counsel with experience to perform the following, but not limited to:

  • Draft, review, advise and negotiate agreements for professional services, joint ventures, non-disclosure, and leasing
  • Work with management to ensure that corporate policy complies with legal requirements
  • Advise and assist in resolving disputes and managing contract risks
  • Provide legal advice to Pennoni employees to address and resolve legal matters that arise in areas such as employment agreements, separation issues, contracts, service agreements, insurance, corporate policy, etc.
  • Research legal questions on various topics and provide advice


Job Requirements

Required Attributes:

  • Required Education: Juris Doctor Degree
  • Minimum Years of Experience: 3-5 years
  • Admitted to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction, preferably in PA
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred Attributes:

  • Knowledge of AIA, DBIA, and other design and construction industry contracts
  • Experience with insurance, including professional liability, general liability, and worker’s compensation
  • Familiarity with the land development process, especially as it relates to alternative energy such as solar farm developments
  • An understanding of local, state and federal campaign finance laws
  • Experience working with clients directly to understand issues at hand and provide practical legal solutions
  • Good judgment
  • Patience

Why Work With Us?

At our core, we recognize that the unique qualities of our Pennoni individuals are essential for innovation and growth as a whole. Pennoni, an ENR Top 500 consulting engineering firm, offers many opportunities to help you build your career. We continually strive to build a great workplace where our employees trust the people they work for, enjoy the people they work with, and take pride in what they do.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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