General Counsel Resume

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A General Counsel monitors and oversees the daily activities of Associate General Counsel and lawyers. The role of a General Counsel is to ensure that the organization operates within the law at all times. A General Counsel is a highly experienced legal professional and can work in a government or corporate firm.

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Sample General Counsel Resume

Martin Holloway

1224 Archer Road
Gainesville, Fl 32607
Cell: 452- 555 – 1987

Summary of Objectives:

‘Seeking the position of a General Counsel wherein my progressive ten years of experience in handling legal matters can prove effective in an established legal firm’.

Summary of Objectives:

  • Extensive knowledge of legal process and procedures
  • Ability to handle and solve complex legal and business issues
  • Detail oriented with strong technical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all level of professionals, both in verbal and in written
  • Possess excellent analytical, logical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to generate innovative ideas in handling legal and business matters
  • Possess quick learning and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and management skills

Professional Experience:

Florida State Court, Florida

June 2005 till date

General Counsel

  • Performs the tasks of reviewing confidential financial disclosure reports for accuracy and completeness submitted by the staff
  • Responsible for drafting, preparing formal comments, and making  substantive recommendations with respect to proposed legislation
  • Handles the tasks of Providing legal support to senior management, subcontracts administrative staff, and human resources
  • Responsible for conducting company-wide annual ethics training and providing legal assistance to the staff
  • Assigns the tasks of conducting legal research and legal analysis in specialized areas of tax laws
  • Prepares litigation reports and declarations in line with the lawsuits filed against the company under Federal Tort Claims Acts

ABC International Legal Firm, Florida

April 2001 to May 2004

Associate General Counsel

  • Responsible for assisting the general counsel in providing legal advice and conducting legal research to the management team
  • Handles the tasks of providing advice on administrative policy, employment issues, regulatory compliance issues and litigation strategy
  • Drafts legal memoranda and conducts legal research to stakeholders and general counsel in the organization
  • Performs all required legal tasks under the instructions of General Counsel

Educational Summary:

Master’s degree in Juris Doctor

University of Florida, Florida in the year 2000

Bachelor’s degree in Law

Florida Law College, Florida in the year 1997


License legal practitioner, State of Florida in the year 2003

Personal Information:

Name: Martin Holloway

Date of Birth: 23.05.1974

Employment Status: Full time

Relationship status: Married


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