Republic Services Sr Corporate Counsel (Operations) in Phoenix, Arizona
Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.
We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.
Why choose Republic?
Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.
As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:
We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.
We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.
We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.
We are driven to deliver results in the right way.
We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.
POSITION SUMMARY: Republic Services’ Legal Department is growing, and we are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Corporate Counsel (Operations).
The Senior Corporate Counsel (Operations) is responsible for managing legal matters related to the Company’s business of delivering waste and recycling services to commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers.
Provides legal and professional support related to two or more of the Company’s operational areas on a full range of legal matters, including claims, demands, investigations, litigation, administrative and business law, contracts, market planning and development, employment, environmental, health and safety, real estate, regulatory, and other matters.
Provides legal and professional support to Company personnel in the corporate office regarding a range of operational support and related matters.
Reviews, analyzes, and contributes to the negotiation, drafting and modification of various types of contracts and other transactional legal documents.
Drafts and otherwise contributes to reports to the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, senior management, auditors, and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Prepares legal budgets and recommends legal reserves.
Selects and manages outside counsel and internal legal staff.
Provides training to management and corporate and field personnel.
Assists with policies and procedures relating to Company operations, Legal Department administration, and other matters.
Overnight travel outside of Arizona for legal proceedings, investigations, and business meetings.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.
Minimum of eight years of experience performing the types of legal work listed above (preferred).
Experience working in a large, multi-state corporate or legal environment.
In-house counsel experience.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes and regulations applicable to publicly traded organizations.
Experience advising clients in a unionized environment.
Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations.
A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues.
Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
Strong collaboration skills.
Overnight travel may be required.
JD; licensed to practice law and in good standing
Minimum of six years of experience as a practicing attorney
Rewarding Compensation and Benefits
Eligible employees can elect to participate in:
• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.
• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.
• Short- and long-term disability.
• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).
• Employee discount programs.
• Retirement plan with a generous company match.
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.
EEO STATEMENT:Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.