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Corporate Counsel – Yum! Brands, Inc.


Location:  Louisville, KY


Yum! Brands, is seeking an in-house attorney to provide key legal counsel to a broad array of corporate, finance and business functions. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of assignments that will shape our business on a global level. This role will be highly visible in our organization and will work with senior-level leaders on a regular basis.



·         Provide legal advice with respect to general corporate, securities and commercial matters

·         Negotiate transactions and contracts with key vendors

·         Assist with strategic corporate transactions, including due diligence and drafting and negotiating relevant transaction documents

·         Assist with corporate governance matters and legal entity management, including restructurings, formations and dissolutions

·         Assist with other legal issues, including litigation, investigations, compliance and employment, as needed

·         Manage outside counsel


EXPERIENCE (and other qualifications):

·         JD degree from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials

·         3-5 years of prior experience in a top tier law firm or in-house legal department

·         Member of state bar for any U.S. state

·         Substantial knowledge of corporate/commercial transactions, corporate governance and securities laws

·         Commercial contracts experience, including reviewing, drafting, negotiating and advising on complex contracts, such as services

agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, nondisclosure agreements, etc.        


Excellent communication ability, strong written and verbal skills and the ability to listen and effectively explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers

·         Ability to self-start, work proactively and follow through, but also the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial 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

·         Ability to solve problems, deliver results and serve as a proactive 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

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