Lawyer in Residence Opportunity at Molson Coors

Application deadline:  Tuesday, February 14, 2017

At Molson Coors, our Lawyer in Residence (“LR”) will be part of a high performing, responsive legal team dedicated to supporting business initiatives. With oversight and mentoring from other lawyers in the global legal department and with input from colleagues across the globe, the LR will support finance, treasury and tax initiatives; review, analyze, negotiate and draft a wide range of commercial contracts;  support corporate governance projects; and address issues arising from global distribution and licensing agreements.  In addition, the LR will work extensively with a number of internal stakeholders, including finance, marketing, IT, human resources, real estate, environmental and procurement on day-to-day legal issues that arise, as well as on longer term strategic projects which require cross-functional participation, such as data privacy. In general, the LR will gain exposure to many facets of the business through assisting more senior lawyers in providing legal advice and support to the company. The LR will also gain experience in working with, and managing, external counsel on commercial, international and other matters. The nature of the work is anticipated to increase in significance and complexity as the LR gains experience and knowledge of the business.

Desired Qualifications:
-Ability to work independently
-Excellent written and verbal skills
-Strong interest in contract law
-Sound judgment
-Professional maturity
-Intellectual curiosity and interest in business
-High regard for confidentiality

Eligibility is limited to persons who received or will receive their J.D. from either the University of Colorado Law School or the University of Denver Sturm College of Law between 12/1/16 and 7/1/17. While employment is expected to commence no later than September 2017, continued employment is contingent upon passing a bar exam in 2017. The Lawyer in Residence position will last a minimum of twelve (12) months and a maximum period of eighteen (18) months from start date.

Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon across the Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the US through MillerCoors; across Europe through Molson Coors Europe; and outside these core markets through Molson Coors International. Since 2011, the company has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and was named global Beverage Sector Leader in 2012 and 2013.

In 2016, the Molson Coors legal team was selected by the American Lawyer for the Grand Prize in the “Global M&A Deal of the Year” category and by the Financial Times in its listing of North American Innovative in-house legal departments.  Previously, the National Law Journal selected Molson Coors as its 2014 Colorado Legal Department of the Year.

For more information regarding the Legal Residency Program, please visit the respective law school websites at: (Symplicity job ID #14353).

By Felicia Ho
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