Corporate Attorney - Contracts

Echo’s legal department is seeking an attorney who is motivated and deadline-driven to join its three person team. The legal group advises on all risks facing the company and interfaces with all levels of management. Ideal candidates should have a background in multiple areas of the law, with particular experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, including transportation and logistics contracts, NDAs, Saas agreements, service contracts, and licensing agreements. Candidates may also be asked to assist in resolving and litigating transportation-related issues and employment matters. Candidate should have excellent analytical, writing and communications skills and the energy, drive and desire to work in a role that requires prioritizing and managing multiple tasks. This is a full-time permanent position.

Experience

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and in good standing with the Illinois bar
  • 4-6 years of experience in contract negotiations
  • Background in transportation contract negotiations (co-broker agreements, carrier agreements, shipper agreements, etc) or litigating cargo claim disputes strongly preferred
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented and possess superior written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and able to manage multiple tasks in a short time frame
  • Must be self-motivated to meet deadlines
  • Law firm and in house experience preferred

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, draft and review transportation contracts and commercial contracts
  • Advise management on existing transportation regulations and train management on upcoming changes in transportation laws
  • Advise on cargo claims and assist in resolving cargo disputes
  • Communicate with management on risks and challenges facing the company and provide practical solutions

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.
600 West Chicago Avenue #725 , Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architech

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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