White Castle is seeking to add a Corporate Counsel to our Legal Department (currently 2 attorneys & 1 paralegal) who will primarily focus on litigation and claims management, including matters ranging from general liability, workers’ comp, and employment disputes to real estate and class action litigation. This position will also have some responsibility for daily HR advice, compliance, and evolving best practices and will support our Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel with other legal matters as they arise.
The Corporate Counsel must be comfortable providing advice and feedback to individuals with various levels of seniority in the organization and working in cross functional teams when necessary.
The Corporate Counsel must be the type of individual that is comfortable leading people and production efforts as well as rolling up your sleeves and completing work yourself.
The Corporate Counsel also must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment and in legal areas in which you have no prior experience.
Currently this role will not have any direct reports but will provide some oversight and guidance to our Senior Corporate Paralegal and 3 claims managers from our Risk Management Department.
Manage claims and litigation
Respond to EEOC and other agency inquiries and charges
Provide advice and counsel regarding daily labor and employment issues, current developments in the law, compliance, and evolving best practices
Negotiate and review contracts
Perform a wide range of legal services
Willingness to travel occasionally
Required Specialized or Technical Knowledge/Experience
Must have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Active Ohio law license in good standing or ability to register as in-house counsel with the Supreme Court of Ohio
Preferably has between three and six years of broad-based legal experience, either in-house, at a government agency, or at a law firm
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the White Castle team and build strong relationships between legal, risk management, human resources, and operations.
Position will require excellent initiative, problem solving skills, flexibility, adaptability, and business judgment
About White Castle Management Co.
When what you Crave is a job that combines good, honest work with some of the most fun-loving people you’ll find anywhere, only White Castle hits the spot!
We’re America’s first fast-food hamburger chain – with nearly a century of service to a nation of Cravers. But we’re not satisfied with an impressive past. We’ve got our eye on an even tastier future, and we want you to be part of it! White Castle is always looking for passionate, customer-focused people to join our teams, so apply to start your White Castle career today!