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Reference Number: PR 0003825

Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracts

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do


Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracts will provide legal advice and guidance to the Company’s teams on commercial contracts and general corporate agreements and support the teams on day-to-day legal and regulatory matters. Counsel will work collaboratively with in-house Legal team to provide counsel on a wide variety of commercial agreements for The Wendy’s Company, such as, brand licenses, marketing and advertising services, technology services, data privacy and protection, and supply chain-related agreements. Counsel will have significant intra-Legal department and cross-functional client interaction, working with the domestic and international teams in Operations, Marketing, Technology, QA/Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Communications, and Development, among others.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, provide legal advice, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts and general corporate contracts throughout the Company, such as confidentiality agreements, purchase agreements, brand licenses, technology agreements, data privacy and protection agreements, and various service agreements.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with and provide legal advice and support to the various functional and business teams, including, in particular, the privacy, supply chain and technology teams. Keep informed of relevant legal developments with respect to certain key legal areas as identified, analyze applicability of regulations to the team as requested, and work cross-functionally with other teams to address potential matters.
  • Support the Company’s teams and the Legal Department on other activities/projects as-needed and as assigned.

Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • J.D degree
  • Top 20% of Law School class at top tiered law school preferred
  • Admitted, in good standing, to the Ohio Bar (or other state bar)
  • 2-3+ years working as contracts or licensing attorney with law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience in technology, intellectual property, or data protection agreements preferred
  • Customer-oriented, collaborative, and able to make independent decisions and use own judgment within company guidelines
  • Demonstrated skill in disciplined execution and able to achieve goals among competing priorities and deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including persuasive and constructive feedback skills

Please note that the Wendy’s Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy’s company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations. 

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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