Assistant General Counsel Job at Corgan, Dallas, TX

  • Corgan
  • Dallas, TX

Job Description


At Corgan we are passionate about great design. We are also passionate about great people, whether theyre clients, consultants, or coworkers. Corgan creates opportunities for personal and professional growth that bring out the best in ourselves and those around us by sharpening skills, leveraging technology, and encouraging communication. Our strength lies in our people, and those people consistently exceed expectations.

Corgan is actively seeking an experienced Architectural / Engineering /Construction Attorney to join our Dallas office to support the Chief Legal Officer (CLO). This person will exercise good judgement, be able to work independently without significant oversight, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Attorney will represent Corgans culture, philosophy and brand by assisting others in a client-centric, courteous and professional manner always.

  • Oversight of negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.
  • Receive review requests, analyze requirements and determine required action.
  • Coordinate with CLO and outside counsel as necessary.
  • Oversight of entire legal department staff.
  • Oversight of all legal department functions as it relates to the practice side of the business.
  • Assist CLO with claim management.
  • Strategic oversight of legal department efficiencies.
  • Oversight of Risk Management training for the firm, in collaboration with Learning and Development.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by CLO.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in a corporate legal team or in private practice with expertise in Architectural, Engineering and Construction matters.
  • Experience with American Institute of Architects Contract Documents.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to complete tasks without detailed instructions.
  • Experience providing quality service; building relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Experience leading a team of legal professionals.
  • Experience supporting senior leadership.

Desired Qualifications

  • In house experience at an Architectural / Engineering / Construction firm as well as private practice experience.
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior attorneys.
  • Experience in supporting corporate retirement plans.
  • Experience in international practice requirements.
  • Experience in dealing with corporate compliance matters.

At Corgan, we believe social responsibility should be a holistic approach to supporting the community and environment. We commit our time and talent through service, provide financial support through giving, balance elevated design with responsible, sustainable solutions, and cultivate equity and inclusivity inside and outside our firm.

We share a deep curiosity about how we can improve lives through design. We are curious about the world we have and the world that is emerging. This passion, drive for excellence, and abiding curiosity guide us each day in our interaction with our clients, partners, associates, and with each other. Our commitment to the highest standards of professional ethics is unwavering. Maybe that is why so many of our client relationships span decades.

From our earliest days, the Corgan philosophy of work and life balance was an important and valued part of our culture. As weve grown, our commitment to the well-being of our employees has only become stronger and more defined. Corgan promotes a healthy balance by removing obstacles and allowing you to focus on what you love doing, both inside and outside the office. We also offer a competitive compensation and benefit package which may be viewed here.

*Only applications received through our website will be considered. For design positions, please also be sure to upload your portfolio or review of your application will be delayed. * EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet

Job Tags

Contract work, Private practice,

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