1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Counsel, KFC Legal

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Counsel, KFC Legal
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


Direct, manage, and provide legal support regarding employment law matters, KFC litigation and brand protection efforts, and real estate-related matters. Function as a critical business partner and legal advisor to key business units such as Human Resources, Development, Finance, PR, and IT.

Employment Law

* Provide business-minded legal guidance and direction to HR-partners in the field at the RSC relating to matters such as hiring, transitions, discipline, investigations, wage-and hour matters, legal compliance, and HR-related initiatives;
* Address and respond to EEOC, Department of Labor, and state and local enforcement agency actions;
* Provide strategic counsel supporting the development and drafting of employment-related policies and procedures;
* Coordinate and lead company-wide education on employment-related matters; and
* Review and advise on crucial business initiatives that impact employment-related matters.

Litigation and Brand Protection

* Develop and direct overall and individual litigation strategy and coordinate with outside counsel;
* Provide strategic leadership during discovery and investigation process;
* Lead mitigation efforts to address Brand-risks and litigation-risks as they arise;
* Provide legal counsel and leadership in crisis-management situations;
* Effectively manage litigation budgets and coordinate appropriately with Yum! Risk/Insurance Team.

Real Estate Law

* Work with Development and Finance on critical business initiatives involving real estate;
* Draft critical real estate documents such as purchase agreements, leases, assignments, subleases;
* Negotiate with opposing counsel on real estate matters; and
* Provide legal counsel to Property Manager.


EDUCATION: This position requires a JD degree from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials.

EXPERIENCE (and other qualifications): Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of prior experience in an in-house law department or top tier law firm. Candidates must be a member of State Bar for any U.S. State.

Additional skills needed include:

* Substantive knowledge of employment law and commercial litigation
* Excellent communication ability, strong written and verbal skills and the ability to listen and effectively explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers
* Ability both to self-start, work proactively and follow through, but also the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
* Sound judgment and strong critical thinking and analytical skills
* Ability to regularly deal with ambiguity and assess risk; ability to synthesize complex information effectively; ability to concisely translate complicated issues into actionable recommendations and solutions
* Detail oriented but with ability to understand and communicate the big picture
* Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency on cross-functional teams with a demonstrated ability to influence and coach others effectively
* Ability to solve problems, deliver results and serve as a pro-active business partner to internal clients
* Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks and handle changing priorities successfully in a fast-paced environment
* High personal and professional integrity and the ability to establish personal credibility within the department and organization
* Sense of humor a must.

Additional Info:

Keep in mind, this is just basic information. You’ll find out more after you apply. And independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting the location nearest you.