Corporate Counsel

Opus Agency
Sep 24, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Contract Type
Job Title: Corporate Counsel
Group/Team: Legal
Reports to: VP Legal
Location: Beaverton, OR; Seattle, WA; Bay Area, CA; New York, NY; or Remote
Employment Type:FT, Salaried, Exempt
Travel Requirements:Less than 10%



The Opus Group represents a shared services model that provides administrative support to our "house of brands." Our house of brands includes Opus Agency, MAS, Verve, and Tencue. Our structure provides scalable and efficient administrative services and support that adds fuel to the growth of our brands. Operating independently, each brand serves its own clients with purposeful services and solutions. Each brand designs, creates and manages their client's most important events and experiential campaigns.


We are looking for a commercial generalist attorney to join our in–house Legal team. This role will work closely with all departments within our agencies and will focus on:
  • Assessing and mitigating risk;
  • Reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts with clients and suppliers;
  • Providing practical legal advice to the agencies on a large variety of topics;
  • Issue spotting for concerns regarding data privacy, insurance issues, intellectual property, etc.; and
  • Determining the applicability of insurance policies.
The Corporate Counsel may have the opportunity to specialize or focus on specific topics of interest to The Opus Group, depending on experience, interest and availability. These topics may include data privacy, content licensing, technology, talent contracts, corporate governance, insurance, and claims and settlements.

This role will involve processing a high volume of "legal tickets" (inbound requests for legal support) typically involving contract review and/or complex legal questions, and typically under time pressure. The ideal candidate will be able to switch between topics/assignments multiple times per day, think quickly on their feet, provide legal advice that is right–sized to the level of risk, tempered with common sense, and communicated in plain, concise language.

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing of at least one U.S. State Bar
  • 5+ years' generalist legal experience, preferably including litigation and/or commercial transactions
  • Growth mindset – curiosity to learn and desire to expand into new areas of the law
  • Prior negotiation experience – whether in litigation or contracts
  • Ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks, apply common sense, and propose creative solutions while minimizing risk
  • Adaptability to work with a wide array of communication styles and sophistication levels across all levels within the agencies
  • Ability to apply knowledge learned in one context to a wholly different situation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to:
    • build trust with internal business teams to successfully work through contract challenges;
    • effectively and concisely communicate complex legal issues to a non–legal audience, both orally and in writing; and
    • connect with other legal counsel and clients to structure a deal amenable to all
  • The ability to work effectively as a Legal Department teammate, with the flexibility to take lead or provide support on projects as needed
  • Ability to assess, calibrate, communicate, and address evolving priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Initiative, attention to detail and collaborative working style
  • Desire to learn from and teach your Legal Department teammates and employees throughout the company
  • Analyze, present, and advise on corporate and business law issues;
  • Transactional – draft, negotiate and advise on Service Agreements, Statements of Work and other contracts with clients and suppliers for event management, production, creative, digital, advertising, talent and strategy services;
  • Technology and Information Security – the position will build up to reviewing and negotiating software licenses and SaaS contracts for business infrastructure and event technology; Data Protection Agreements with clients and suppliers; program risk assessments; advise on technology and data security topics related to virtual and in–person events;
  • Corporate – governance, commercial leases, litigation, employment, insurance;
  • Effectively manage time and priorities, in a high–volume, fast–paced environment;
  • Clearly explain contracts, risks, requirements and regulations to non–legal colleagues;
  • Collaborate in drafting, updating and enforcing policies and guidelines with your teammates and coworkers alike;
  • Research and anticipate unique legal issues;
  • Facilitate compliance and legal training; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced skills in MS Word
  • Proven ability to:
    • use sound legal judgment and common sense to create practical business solutions
    • use emotional intelligence to build trust across all departments and with colleagues at all levels
    • manage a varied and complex workload, while shifting priorities and anticipating issues
  • Strong knowledge of contract law
  • General knowledge or ability to learn corporate governance, data security law, commercial litigation, employment law and/or intellectual property law
  • Persuasive, concise writing skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Detail oriented
  • Calm under pressure
  • Healthy sense of humor, positive attitude, and a growth mindset
  • Consistent delivery on commitments
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Full time position
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Health & Dental Insurance (choice of plans)
  • 100% Employer paid short–term disability and life insurance
  • Opportunity to elect additional life insurance and LTD insurance at employee expense
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to contribute pre–tax dollars to flexible spending accounts
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Generous time off

The starting salary for this role is between $120,000 – $128,000. Our salary ranges are based on third–party national average market compensation analysis. The actual salary is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. The salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.


Studies show that those identifying as under–represented individuals might have talked themselves out of applying at this point. Don't worry about checking every single box. At The Opus Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic team – so if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this role or we may have other roles that better align with your skillset.

Physical Requirements :

Individuals will be required to sit for the majority of the day and will be required to stand as needed. Individual will be required to utilize video conferencing platforms on a regular basis. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Individuals may be required to travel via airplane, train, taxi, car and/or other means of transportation as needed.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee/ candidate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. This employer participates in E–Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I–9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Opus Agency does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.