Director Legal: Directs and coordinates the organization's legal staff and activities. Oversees the development, revision, and compliance of the organization's policies and procedures with all applicable laws and regulations. Provides management with advice and counsel concerning laws impacting the organization's functional areas. Writes/reviews contracts, files for patents and copyrights, files and responds to lawsuits, and recommends outside counsel when necessary. Develops budget recommendations to support systematically planned programs of legal actions or defenses, and establishes controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within approved budgets. Keeps fully informed of all new developments in corporate legal matters and keeps all levels of management informed of applicable new laws and of the progress and results of court cases. May try large, complex cases. [-] Less
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