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Associate Counsel, Corporate

Location
Los Angeles, California
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
7 Sep 2022
Company Description

You may know us as Wonderful Pistachios, FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Halos Mandarins, Teleflora and JUSTIN Wine, but we're all Wonderful and we have a great opportunity for a corporate transactional attorney to join our team. You will join a team of lawyers that were trained at top tier law schools and firms who continue to apply and grow their exceptional legal skills as business-minded practitioners in collaboration with our Wonderful family of businesses.

The Wonderful legal team is a full-service law group with approximately 100 individuals (including 50 attorneys) working directly for The Wonderful Company or with our captive law firm, Roll Law Group. Our corporate team has over 15 lawyers and is a part of our broader transactional group that also includes real estate, employment, intellectual property, regulatory, education and government affairs teams. Our lawyers actually do the legal work for our businesses instead of just managing outside counsel. Here you will find a unique opportunity to learn from a team of experienced attorneys with big law firm backgrounds who can help you to expand and hone your legal skills as a member of a collaborative and supportive team. At the same time, you will have the chance to develop your business acumen and learn to partner with each of our businesses in a way that meets their individual needs. Our lawyers are highly regarded across our businesses as go-to problem solvers.

No billable hours, no pressure to get or retain clients, we strive for balance as well as excellence. We offer a hybrid work schedule: Monday to Wednesday in office; Thursday and Friday work from home.

Job Description
  • Work on a wide variety of complex business transactions (in a supporting or lead role) involving both domestic and international issues including M&A, financings, joint ventures, capital projects and general commercial transactions
  • Support M&A and financing deal teams, including conducting due diligence, drafting ancillary agreements, coordinating closing deliverables and post-closing tasks with minimal supervision
  • Negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, equipment purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, financing documents, distribution agreements, license agreements, service agreements, supply agreements, sponsorship agreements, partnership agreements, transportation agreements and many more
  • Structure and document new agreements and relationships with strategic partners
  • "Own" projects - ask questions, take responsibility, think outside the box and make risk-appropriate judgment calls
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to learn about our businesses to understand their operations and goals

Qualifications
  • 3-5 years of broad-based complex corporate transactional experience (M&A experience preferred) practicing corporate law in a top-tier law firm
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex deal documents
  • Experience working as an associate on a larger team, as well as taking the lead role on smaller projects
  • Ability to make judgment calls based on varying risk tolerances and provide succinct, business-minded legal advice to business unit executives
  • Team player - willing to stretch to take on new responsibilities and to roll up your sleeves to pitch in where needed
  • Kind, respectful and collaborative with everyone across all levels of the organization; looking for a collegial environment where colleagues leave their doors open and stop by to chat about weekend plans
  • Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written skills required
  • JD from top tier law school
  • Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California or registered as in-house counsel
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information
  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving (- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health
Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company's 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company's market share: Wonderful Pistachios is America's No. 1 tree nut and America's fastest-growing snack; Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI Water is America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora is the world's leading floral delivery service.

The Wonderful Company's connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California's Central Valley.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit , or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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  • Job Reference: 706384529-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: The Wonderful Company
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent