Consumer Reports, Inc.

Corporate Counsel

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-DC-Washington
ID
5214
Category
Legal

OVERVIEW

Consumer Reports is seeking an experienced mid-level attorney to join our Legal team as Corporate Counsel. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel provides practical, business-minded advice and counsel to groups across the enterprise. The person in this role holds primary responsibility for contract drafting, review, negotiation, and management and also works with the General Counsel and other department attorneys on policies and governance matters. 

 

This position can be based out of our Yonkers, NYC, or Washington, DC office. Under our CRFlex program, this is a hybrid position that is eligible for remote work approximately 90% of the time.

THE OPPORTUNITY

How You'll Make an Impact:

Our attorneys are not just experts on the law. We are partners who use our subject matter expertise to provide common sense guidance and help CR’s leaders execute on their strategies from both a business and advocacy perspective. We are not the department of “no” - we are a department of problem solvers who seek to mitigate risk and strike an appropriate balance between cost and benefit to the organization. As Corporate Counsel, you will play a critical role in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of contracts and providing strategic guidance to your colleagues.  You will also have the opportunity to explore other areas of interest to help your colleagues in the Legal department represent the interests of the organization.

ABOUT YOU

You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You are an experienced corporate attorney. You have a minimum of 4 years experience drafting and reviewing contracts and leading transactions, including acting as principal legal counsel.  You have at least 2 years experience as an associate or counsel in a law firm.  
  • You have demonstrated success managing a high volume of contracts. You are familiar with information technology, digital media licensing, purchasing, consulting and other agreements. You can provide examples of where your knowledge of the business and eye for detail allowed you to add value in the review, drafting, and/or negotiation process. You have developed an effective system for organizing your work and you have a track record of turning around projects on or before the deadline. 
  • You are a trusted partner. You have established yourself as a “go to” resource for clients. You are accustomed to a high level of client contact without significant oversight, supervision, or intervention from more senior attorneys. Decision makers call on you directly for your advice and counsel. 
  • You demonstrate excellent judgment. You are comfortable with ambiguity and can describe numerous matters where you made a sound judgment call when the law was unclear, the facts were not all known, or both. You are an effective thought partner with a knack for asking the right questions as well as providing solid answers.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills. You avoid “legalese” and are adept at explaining complex legal concepts in plain language. You have a confident and collaborative communication style that helps others to see your points of view.
  • You are solutions oriented. You leverage your deep understanding of your clients’ needs to help them appreciate and weigh risks while offering sound, creative options that help them achieve their objectives. You rarely say “no” without offering an alternative solution.

You’ll Be One of Our Top Picks If:

  • You have experience or deep interest in a variety of practice areas. You have worked on privacy, intellectual property, employment, commercial litigation, or media/ first amendment matters or you have a deep interest in one or more of these areas and a willingness to learn. 
  • You have some in house experience. You have worked in a corporate legal department with responsibility for contract management and/or working on transactions.
  • You have experience working on corporate governance matters. You have drafted materials for Boards of Directors and related committees, including resolutions, memoranda, and by laws.

 

Our Commitment to Fair Pay

At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $150,000 - $190,000.  It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

 

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WHO WE ARE

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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