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).

Senior Corporation Counsel - Compliance; 8+ years; Seattle WA
Fortune 500 global leader is seeking a compliance counsel in Seattle, WA. You will manage, augment and administer the company's legal compliance and training program to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements as well as company policies and standards. This includes leading the annual risk assessment and compliance goal setting process; working with attorneys and business leaders throughout the organization to monitor, track, and help manage compliance and training goals; and coordinating with the company's Risk Management, Internal Audit, HR and Finance teams, both in the US and overseas. You will monitor, supervise and independently conduct internal investigations of fraud allegations and other potential legal and regulatory issues. And you will report on the activities, metrics, status and accomplishments of the program. Requires 8+ years of experience, at least 3 of which are regulatory or compliance experience with corporations, law firms or government entities. JD and membership in good standing in one State bar is required (WA bar not required but a plus). Some travel is necessary. Preferred is hands-on project management experience, including the ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environments. Experience with corporate investigations.

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