Houston, Texas

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Provides legal advice on a wide range of employment, labor and business matters; providing subject matter expertise on key employment policies and documentation, and collaborating with Human Resources and key leaders on business issues and employee relations, training, policies and related activities. Oversees outside counsel to ensure that litigation is handled in a cost effective and efficient manner.

**JOB** **RESPONSIBILITIES**

+ Counsels funeral home and cemetery affiliates regarding legal issues that arise in their locations on a daily basis in order to minimize liability.

+ Reviews and drafts contracts for both corporate and regional management in a manner that achieves the company’s objectives and reduces risks.

+ Provides legal advice to assigned area(s) of responsibility to include:

+ Consumer Issues

+ Regulatory compliance

+ Employment

+ Trademark and copyright law

+ Advertising programs

+ Real estate matters

+ Conducts training sessions at regional meetings in order to educate local management regarding the appropriate manner of handling consumer issues and help prevent future litigation.

**MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS**

**Education:**

+ Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school

**Certification:**

+ Admission to the Bar of at least one state

**Experience:**

+ Three (3) years of years of experience as an attorney (preferably with a background in litigation, labor/employment or contract drafting

**Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:**

+ Inter-personal skills, awareness and confidence to work effectively with all levels of staff including executive teams, government and regulatory agencies, outside counsel and professional organizations

+ Advanced contract and legal document drafting skills

+ Advanced problem-solving and reasoning skills

+ Proven negotiation and advocacy skills

+ Proficiency in organizing and handling complex regulatory filings

+ Skills in MS Office applications, mathematics and statistics

+ Organizational skills, time management and project management skills to handle detailed work with multiple concurrent priorities and constituents

+ Detail-oriented, flexible and creative

+ Adaptable to work with various business entities within a local and enterprise-wide culture

+ Ability to direct work of paralegal and administrative support staff with value placed on teamwork

Postal Code: 77019

Category (Portal Searching): Legal

Job Location: US-TX - Houston

**Req ID:** Req.98068

**Position Type:** Full time

**Who we are. What we do.**

We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

_"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates._

**Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V**

Houston, Texas

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 25,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

Our Purpose

Service Corporation International is dedicated to compassionately supporting families at difficult times, celebrating the significance of lives that have been lived, and preserving memories that transcend generations, with dignity and honor.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

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