Northwest Legal Search

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

Expertise and Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is a service dedicated to the in-house lawyer hiring needs of companies, as well as attorney recruitment for a select number of premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and the Rocky Mountains.  Our candidates are recruited regionally, nationally and globally. NWLS was established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize exclusively in lawyer search.

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 for the long-term 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 a small number of 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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In-House Corporate Attorney, Construction, 5-8+ years. Mid-Willamette Valley area, Oregon
We're seeking a highly qualified legal counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our client's privately held business. The position will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing contractual documents with customers while minimizing risks, protecting contractual posture and adhering to company philosophy. The Corporate Attorney will also provide legal advice in other areas of our business. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • MUST HAVE 5 – 8 years of demonstrated contract negotiation and management experience in the construction industry.

• Draft, negotiate, and manage contractual documents based on internal processes to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures, as well as establish and maintain good business relationships with commercial customers. Types of contracts include sales agreements, rental agreements, service agreements, credit applications, and other contractual instruments relative to the construction industry.

• Excellent contract drafting and legal writing. Excellent issue resolution, negotiation analytical and organizational skills. Knowledge of negotiation tactics. Strong understanding of commercial contracts, general business, and legal terms and usage. Strong knowledge of the UCC and US construction contract laws.

• Ensure coordination with corporate or retained attorneys on complex contract matters that may have legal significance (such as, identifying special provisions, or non-standard or potentially high-risk terms and conditions).

VP, Senior Labor & Employment Counsel (bargain experience required), Seattle WA area. Exclusive search to NWLS
Our large, multi-state health care provider has exclusively retained Linda Green Pierce and Northwest Legal Search, Inc. for a key role to be housed in the Seattle, WA area. Under guidance of the Chief Labor Counsel and in coordination with other experienced L&E attorneys, this position serves as L&E counsel to employers throughout their system, including representation and day to day advice in all aspects of L&E matters and related litigation. Represents employers in the system before the EEOC, DOL, and corollary state agencies, NLRB, and other administrative forums. Represents employers in the system in traditional labor matters, such as organizing issues from the pre-petition stage through post-election procedures, litigation before the NLRB, grievances and arbitrations, and serves as the spokesperson during collective bargaining negotiations for many of the collective bargaining agreements throughout the system. Provides advice and guidance in the development of labor relations strategies, communication and education. Provides strategic advice regarding all aspects of labor law. Requires extensive experience (minimum of 10-12+ years) in practicing employment and labor law, with in-depth knowledge of the NLRB and contract negotiations. Currently licensed in CA highly desirable, but not required. Admission to the State Bar of CA, OR or WA required in future for continued employment. Contact Linda Green Pierce 503-296-9500 Additional Application Instructions Actively seeking "at the table" collective bargaining experiences as lead negotiator -- from either in-house or large law backgrounds (including partner-level). (We also seek applicants in other specialty practice areas for relocation to the Seattle WA area. Apply for Seattle today to: )

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