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Assistant Corporate Counsel, Contracts

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate B & C


Job Title:
Assistant Corporate Counsel, Contracts

Legal, Compliance & Audit

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for supporting high level, internal business leaders in the negotiation, drafting, and review of agreements or with consultation on strategic legal affairs.   

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft and review contracts for internal and external legal matters including, but not limited to, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, insurance, etc.
  • May specialize in legal contracts or strategic affairs
  • Collaborate with senior management 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
  • Assist in providing strategic legal guidance, advice and counsel to senior leaders in a variety of corporate, commercial and litigation matters
  • Ensure organizational business practices are in compliance with the industry's concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Assist in providing foresight and protection for the company against legal risks
  • Investigate and analyze claims and legal issues
  • Analyze proposed and established legislation, prepare legal documents, and review company policies
  • Identify and analyze legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations, and assures legal compliance


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School with 1-2 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:

Job Opening ID:
00505680 Assistant Corporate Counsel, Contracts (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 27 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.