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Assistant Corporate Counsel

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate


Job Title:
Assistant Corporate Counsel

Legal, Compliance & Audit

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for working with high-level business leaders to negotiate, draft, and review complex agreements, with significant risk & executive exposure, and providing general legal advice and protection for the company against legal risks.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing & independent management of all contracting activities, including negotiating, drafting, and reviewing complex & risky contracts and contract-related documents with high-level executive exposure, such as transportation agreements, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc.
  • Track status of contract negotiation from initial draft to execution, providing updates to leadership & other internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including high-level business leaders, on a wide variety of legal matters, including risk and control issues; provide support on commercial concerns, negotiations, and regulatory issues across a broad range of legal subjects
  • Advise high-level business leaders on contractual legal matters, demonstrating independent problem-solving ability and decision-making skills
  • Research & continuously learn in order to stay abreast of current and evolving laws and regulations applicable to the Company and industry
  • Ensure contractual obligations comply with the Company’s polices & business practices and the industry's regulations, concepts, practices, standards, and procedures
  • Use legal knowledge, independent judgment, and creativity to recommend alternative solutions to contract and legal issues
  • Review and summarize complex legacy legal agreements & provide clear advice as to Company obligations and interpretation of source documents
  • Maintain ongoing awareness of practical and legal implications and consequences of provisions in legacy agreements to avoid similar risk in future agreements in an effort to continuously improve negotiation strategies & quality of agreements
  • Draft internal memorandum clearly & concisely summarizing & explaining complex contractual terms, legal issues, and business risks for review by high-level business leaders, including c-suite executives
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by leadership

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to make independent, time-sensitive decisions, showing strong business judgment
  • Ability to prioritize legal & business issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while dealing with difficult individuals
  • Strong attention to detail in high-stress & high-stakes negotiations
  • Proficient active listening skills
  • Self-motivation


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School with at least 2 years of relevant experience (post law school)
  • Licensed to practice law (and in good standing) in at least one jurisdiction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Admission to the Arkansas Bar
  • Experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing transportation and software/information technology agreements
  • Experience in the transportation industry
  • Experience with real estate transactions and contracts
  • Experience working in a corporate legal environment/department
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent project management skills, writing skills, listening and oral communications skills, diplomacy, finesse and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business judgment and skill in distinguishing between high and low priority legal issues
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and influence business leaders at all levels of the organization

Doctorate: Law (Required), GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:
Legal, Real Estate, Transportation/Logistics

Job Opening ID:
00492767 Assistant Corporate Counsel (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 6 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.