Be a part of the Subway® Group – the world’s largest quick service restaurant franchisor and recognized leader in the Quick Service industry. With more than 44,000 restaurants in over 100 countries we continue to add talent to our team at our Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Miami, Florida.
The Corporate Counsel for LATAM Regional Office (Miami) will be responsible for liasing with local counsel to manage litigation cases involving Company entities and outline appropriate actions to be taken, including creating legal strategy and budget for each case. Provide coaching to the Business Development Agents (BDAs) on how to best resolve troubled franchisees, participate and lead Restaurant At Risk calls. Work with Monetary and Operational Compliance teams to determine how to resolve problems and prepare arbitration and TM cases.
Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Liaise with local counsel to manage major and minor litigation cases involving Company entities, including joint liability lawsuits, consumer protection cases, enforcement of arbitration awards, trademark and trade dress infringement actions. Oversee outside counsel work (including review of pleadings and other court fillings) to ensure they deliver accurate level of service in line with business needs.
- Outline appropriate actions to be taken, including creation of legal strategy and budget for each case and informing Subway Support Center Legal and Insurance Department, as well as relevant stakeholder, as the case may be. Ensure action plan for each case is implemented and completed.
- Provide coaching to the Business Development Agents (BDAs) on how to best resolve troubled franchisees, how to prevent problems and how to better prepare for a successful arbitration cases. Help the BDAs engage more effectively with various legal teams at Global Support Center. Coach BDAs how to properly document and learn to accelerate the process to resolving trouble franchisees. Lead Restaurants at Risk calls with the BDAs in LATAM (except Brazil) and be the project manager of the action plans discussed in the calls.
- Conduct legal research in each country, to ensure all cases are managed in accordance with applicable laws, including trademark actions procedures, administrative actions, exequaturs for homologation of arbitration awards, etc. Become familiar with timeframes and filling formalities for each country and define alternative mechanisms to support business needs.
- Assist in the investigation of underreporting cases. Collect supporting documents and facts to build case. Send default and termination letters to franchisees owner in breach and coordinate filling of legal actions.
- Become proficient at working within the company’s case management system to create, manage, and update cases, including case budgets.
The successful candidate will have:
- JD required- Litigation or Corporate Law
- Admitted to FL bar, authorized in-house counsel or a licensed attorney in a LATAM jurisdiction
- Must be BILINGUAL (English & Spanish)
- 2-5 years experience in in-house or private law firm setting
Experience necessary for effective job performance:
- Excellent organizations, communication, time-management and listening skills.
- Professional and ethical conduct with a positive attitude and superior work ethic.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities, take initiative and adapt to change.
- Possess superior English and Spanish oral and written communication skills. Portuguese is a plus
- Highly dependable and trustworthy
Note: We sincerely appreciate your interest! Due to the heavy volume of applications we receive only those candidates selected for further employment screening will be contacted by our office. No phone calls, please. Sorry, no relocation can be provided.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Vacation/paid time off
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Events
- Free Food and Coffee
- On Site Cafeteria
- Paid Holidays