Northwest Legal Search, Inc.
The Northwest's
Leading Attorney Placement
Consulting Firm.

More than Twenty Five Years of Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is pleased to be in our 27th year of lawyer recruitment, a service dedicated exclusively to the in-house legal needs of companies and to select, premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland), Northern California (San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento) and the Rocky Mountains (Denver and surrounding.) Our candidates are recruited from all across the country. We were established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize in lawyer recruiting.

Thank you very much for your assistance in our recent recruitment of two senior attorneys. The expertise you contributed to our recruiting process was very valuable. I particularly appreciated your ability to quickly understand our business and legal needs, help define the optimal candidate characteristics, and then present to us numerous candidates with excellent experience/expertise profiles. The process was handled professionally and effectively and we are very pleased with the results.

-- VP General Counsel Client

Since that beginning we have continued to focus upon the critical issues of selection and retention of the best lawyers for the leadership, prosperity and growth of our clients. Our commitment is making a match which works on both sides of the employment need -- both for the legal employer and the candidate seeking a career opportunity.

We recruit lawyers for corporate legal departments and select, premier law firms in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Rocky Mountains. Our superior lawyer candidates come to us from all across the country.

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4+ years-Assistant General Counsel, Greater Seattle, WA Area
The Assistant GC reports to the SVP of Government and Public Affairs. This position provides Federal and State regulatory legal advice and guidance to our health care provider's business units, including Sales, Underwriting and Actuarial Departments.

4+ years experience in a major law firm or corporate setting providing legal services related to Affordable Care Act regulations. Requires strong knowledge of compliance obligations affecting business and ability to navigate complex regulatory schemes. This position will deal directly with clients and senior level management in-house. WA bar current member or be eligible to take exam. Proven excellent negotiation skills; excellent research and legal analysis skills. Affordable Health Care experience from a Plan perspective ideal qualification.

10+ years; General Counsel -- Seattle, WA area
General Counsel for world leader in manufacturing. The General Counsel will work closely with and directly report to the Test & Measurement’s (“T&M”) VP & General Counsel. S/he will be responsible for managing all legal and contractual issues in North and South America (other than patent and trademark maintenance) for the client.

Major Responsibilities: Working closely with both the Test & Measurement and the company's general management on setting the strategic direction of the business.

Collaborating with other Senior Counsel for administering compliance with Standards of Conduct, Anti-Corruption and Risk Assessment Programs, including tracking regional and local compliance, and keeping program documents up-to-date and communicated. Includes establishing and maintaining a sustainable compliance program covering EHS, business practices, product certification and general legal compliance.

Taking ownership under T&M’s Risk Assessment Plans for legal compliance-related actions and corrective measures.

Supporting development teams in reviewing and closing acquisitions and disposals of businesses.

Preparing and reviewing standard forms for service delivery, warranty terms and long term support policies, and supporting customer contracts generally.

Assisting with all issues relating to the procurement of materials, services, software and other support necessary for product manufacturing, engineering and development.

Managing litigation, including preparing discovery and management of outside counsel.

Support all areas of the organization to include but not limited to HR, finance, logistics, and facilities.

Acting in a Company Secretarial role to ensure compliance with filing and other obligations for company's subsidiaries, maintaining board authorities, officer appointments, dividend payments, capital reductions/increases and other changes.

Managing outside counsel with regular reporting and billing, managing legal spend and driving efficiencies and cost reductions.

Liaising with Chief International Counsel, responsible for the operations of T&M’s Companies, including in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, to ensure consistency, cooperation and superior service.

Liaising with the other senior attorneys in the wider company community to ensure that particular policies are followed, information is shared and best practices developed and disseminated.

Serving on Senior Staff, supporting or leading special projects and legal managers with or for the T&M General Counsel.

Monitoring significant changes in laws and regulations and compliance trends that apply to Fluke’s operations and activities and develop, update, and communicate policies to ensure continuing compliance.

Providing training on legal issues to Flukes’ associates. Competencies: Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment, pragmatic, responsive and strong strategic skills.

Process-oriented; ability to build sustainable compliance standard work and systems.

Strong ability to spot compliance issues and correspondingly strong ability to provide solutions or paths to resolution; problem-solver.

Capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.

Strong investigation skills, including ability to manage highly sensitive matters and information with discretion and excellent judgment.

Ability to work cross-functionally, have cultural sensitivity and influence associates both internally and externally to the organization (including Finance, HR, Operations, and Commercial).

Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking.

Minimum Qualifications: JD from an Accredited Law School. Combination of experience with a national law firm and experience within corporate legal department for a minimum of 10 years’ total legal experience.

Experience in defense and governmental contracting a plus.

Previous litigation experience strongly preferred.

Working knowledge of various company standard PC applications and operating systems.

Experience managing other attorneys or professionals preferred.

Some domestic and international travel is required (10%+).

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