Business Law Senior Attorney – Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN

Work Where You Matter

At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others! We value each and every one of our employees. Whether you are looking to launch a new career in one of our many convenient Store locations, Distribution Centers, Store Support Center or with our Private Fleet Team, we are proud to provide a wide range of career opportunities. We are not just a retail company; we are a company that values the unique strengths and perspectives that each individual brings. Your difference truly makes a difference at Dollar General. How would you like to Serve? Join the Dollar General Journey and see how your career can thrive.

Company Overview

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com/about-us.html.

General Summary:

The Senior Attorney reviews and negotiates the Company’s contracts and advises on regulatory issues, business disputes and litigation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contracts – Drafts, reviews, and negotiates the Company’s contracts.  Contracts include, but are not limited to, IT vendor agreements, service agreements, software license agreements, merchandising agreements, and transportation agreements.  Responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts in a timely manner to accommodate the Company’s business needs.
  • Litigation Management – Resolve disputes prior to commencement of litigation. Respond to subpoenas. Actively manage the Company’s business litigation (i.e. product labeling, breach of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, etc.).  Work closely with outside counsel to investigate claims, respond to discovery and review pleadings.  Assist in determining appropriate litigation strategy.  Attend mediations, hearings, and trials.
  • Regulatory Matters – Provide legal advice to the Company regarding compliance with laws, statutes, and regulations.  Strong emphasis on federal regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Agriculture and US Customs.  Assist business departments in mitigating state and local compliance issues, such as health inspection issues, fire marshal inspection issues, weights and measures inspections, and a variety of advertising, licensing, and regulatory issues.  Work closely with store operations to develop measures to avoid compliance issues.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to multi-task and independently prioritize work
  • Presence and effective communication at all levels of the orginization
  • Develop pragmatic and creative solutions to business and legal matters
  • Ability to effectively negotiate a wide variety of contracts
  • Confidence to state an independent point of view
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ease of interacting with co-workers, clients and others of diverse ages, positions, and backgrounds

Work Experience &/or Education:

  • Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school required
  • Minimum of five years of legal experience including significant in-house and/or major law firm experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the retail industry is helpful, but not required.

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