Resume of Chief Legal Officer in Text Format
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CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER -leveraging 9+ years of experience
A results-driven and strategic-minded Chief Legal Officer with a proven ability to lead and manage legal departments, provide strategic counsel, and mitigate legal risks. Possess strong expertise in legal compliance, protecting assets, and facilitating sustainable growth, for the organisation's success.
- Chief Legal Officer with a proven track record of providing strategic legal counselling and successfully guiding organizations through complex legal challenges.
- Experience-backed abilities in developing and implementing comprehensive legal strategies to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Adept at developing and maintaining strong relationships with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and legal teams, fostering effective collaboration and communication.
- Great analytical abilities, anticipates and addresses legal issues proactively, contributing to the organization's overall success and growth.
- Demonstrates proficiency in negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations, achieving favourable outcomes while minimizing legal exposure and costs.
- Committed to providing strategic direction and mentorship to attorneys and legal professionals, empowering them to deliver exceptional legal support to the organization.
- Legal Knowledge
- Legal Support
- Administrative Law
- Legal Advice
- Drafting Contract
- Analytical Skills
- Risk Management
- Regulatory Compliance
- Communication Skills
ABC Group, Bangalore | Jan 2019 - Present
Chief Legal Officer
- Preparing contracts for approval based on developed templates for professional services provided by consultants, contractors, public works projects, private firms, software companies, educational agencies, and public agencies, including services provided by company to other public and educational agencies.
- Providing legal counsel, advice, and representation for the organization; representing and/or coordinating representation for an organization in legal matters in courts.
- Consulting and advising CEO, the Board of Commissioners, and departments, as designated, on organization legal matters.
- Monitoring and participating in administrative cases, including resident and employee grievances, EEOC matters, Human Rights Commissions issues.
- Preparing verbal reports and presentations to the Board of Commission and other bodies.
- Maintaining all legal records, closing documents, legal instruments, board minutes, and transcripts.
- Providing advice regarding procurement issues, reviewing requests for proposals and invitations for bids.
- Attending meetings with public officials, outside counsel, and consultants to support the goals and objectives of the organisation.
- Supervising designated personnel as pertaining to, performance management, time management, job assignments, scheduling, disciplinary actions, promotions, hiring recommendations, training, and attendance responsibilities.
- Preparing legal documents such as contracts, leases, petitions, MOU's, appeals, memoranda of law, and other legal related notices.
- Creating correspondence on behalf of and for the CEO on organization's legal matters.
- Providing legal advice on behalf of the organization in the negotiation of real estate development and acquisition projects.
- Handling non-routine situations and recommending legal solutions or the best course of action for the CEO and staff.
DOS Corporation, Bangalore | May 2014 - Dec 2019
Deputy General Counsel
- Drafted contracts, leases, and other legal documents related to the organization's business activities.
- Reviewed contracts to ensure that they complied with state laws and regulations related to such issues as antitrust law, securities law, and environmental protection.
- Reviewed policies and procedures to ensure that they are legally compliant and up to date.
- Provided legal advice on issues related to labour and employment law, consumer protection, securities litigation, corporate governance, and intellectual property.
- Prepared legal documents for filing in court such as complaints, motions, and briefs.
- Coordinated with other departments within an organization to ensure that legal matters were handled efficiently and effectively.
- Conducted initial investigations into employee complaints or concerns about potential violations of laws or regulations.
- Negotiated settlements in cases where the organization is accused of violating a law or regulation.
- Assisted in the management of litigation by working with outside counsel to obtain court orders for discovery, mediation, or settlement conferences.
Smith Industries, Bangalore | May 2011 - Apr 2014
- Negotiated contract agreements for products and services.
- Assisted with the development of legal arguments and strategies in support of clients' positions in courtrooms or other forums.
- Drafted legal documents such as motions, briefs, pleadings, contracts, agreements, and other official legal documents.
- Presented oral arguments before appellate courts, administrative agencies, boards of directors, juries, arbitrators, administrative law judges, mediators, and other parties involved in litigation.
- Prepared and filed legal documents such as complaints, motions, briefs, applications, and other pleadings with courts or other authorities.
- Reviewed documents for accuracy and ensured that they conform to legal requirements
- Conducted legal research to identify precedents for current cases or issues or to determine how existing laws apply to new scenarios.
- Assisted clients with transactional matters such as drafting contracts for the purchase or sale of real estate or businesses, drawing up separation agreements, or creating estate plans
- Met with clients to discuss their legal issues and reviewed case files to ensure that all relevant information has been gathered.
The Advisory Firm, Bangalore | Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
- Conducted research on various legal/regulatory requirements about warehousing, logistics, labour laws, etc. besides the wide ambit of the regulatory framework in various jurisdictions.
- Assisted with standard company legalities, filing, contract extraction, and data management.
- Reviewed the terms in existing company contracts, non-disclosure agreements, etc.
- Master of Laws (LL.M.), National Law School of India University, Mumbai | May 2008 - Mar 2010
- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), BML School of law, Delhi | Jul 2004 - Apr 2008
Languages Known- English, and Hindi
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