Associate General Counsel - Contracts

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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of the Associate General Counsel – Contracts is to negotiate, draft, review, summarize, research, advise on and approve contracts and other agreements for designated operating departments of the Company and its affiliates using the approved contract management system.  The Associate General Counsel – Contracts will be responsible for a wide variety of agreements, including, but not limited to: non-disclosure agreements, commercial contracts, marketing agreements, entertainment agreements, software licensing agreements, SaaS, real estate leases, confidentiality agreements, service contracts, and other general business contracts, both domestic and international. 

All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental, LVS, and The Venetian | The Palazzo Casino, Resort, Hotel policies, practices, and procedures.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Review contracts and commitments assigned to attorney in the Company’s contract management system.
  • Negotiate, draft, advise on and approve agreements and contracts.
  • Ensure that contracts and commitments conform to the Company’s required standards, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, related laws and compliance guidelines before approving.
  • Assist operational departments in translating the Company’s objectives in any financial commitment into effective and enforceable contract language.
  • Review all contractual materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues.
  • Manage various projects and deadlines.
  • Research unique legal issues involving the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes and keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the Company and its affiliates.
  • Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
  • Provide training to the Company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics.
  • Attend regular attorney meetings.
  • Support committee and company decisions, even if unpopular.

 

 Key Processes:

  • Draft, review, interpret and negotiate a variety of contracts and agreements for Company’s operational departments and affiliates.
  • Analyze and summarize complex documents and provide advice on legal issues, operational and transactional matters. 
  • Prepare legal memoranda and research legal issues.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations.
  • Is continuously aware of current and forecast financial/business performance and is actively involved in analyzing and implementing required changes.
  • Exercises good judgment, taking into account all pertinent information.
  • Can behave decisively and make tough decisions in a pressured, demanding, and often ambiguous environment.
  • Quickly adapts to very different and wide range of work situations.
  • Able to juggle and manage a barrage of competing priorities, demands and tasks.  Remains unflappable - maintains poise and composure.
  • Can withstand and manage criticism, pressure, and conflict.

 

 Financial:

  • Balances the need for financial control with need to remain consistent with Company standards and values.
  • Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Company Standards of Conduct

All Venetian | Palazzo Team Members are expected to conduct and carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Team Members are required to observe the Company’s standards, work requirements and rules of conduct.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age.
  • Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
  • A Juris Doctor or equivalent, as well as membership in at least one State or D.C. Bar.  Candidate must hold a Nevada law license or be eligible for a Nevada in-house license upon hiring. 
  • At least 3-7 years of sophisticated commercial contract experience gained at a top-tier law firm or equivalent experience; in-house experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, with strong drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of IT environment and security, privacy and cloud based services, and intellectual property and commercial contracting.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of business and the ability to work collaboratively and communicate with the Company’s management team.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both in spoken and written form.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with guests and other Team Members of different backgrounds and levels of experience.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to:

  • Physically access all areas of the property and drive areas with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Maintain composure under pressure and consistently meet deadlines with internal and external customers and contacts.
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with guests, management, other team members, and outside contacts.
  • Ability for prolonged periods of time to walk, stand, stretch, bend and kneel.
  • Work in a fast-paced and busy environment.
  • Work indoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to, CRT, noise, dust, and cigarette smoke.


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