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Corporate Counsel - Global Operations Services & U.S./Canada Lodging

Posted February 10, 2021

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD
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Position Summary

The Global Operations Services & U.S./Canada Lodging Group is responsible for providing legal support to the departments and disciplines that oversee the company’s global lodging operations platforms and systems and the U.S./Canada continental lodging services and for providing asset management, owner relations and day-to-day operations legal support for the Marriott-operated hotels and residences in the United States and Canada.

The work of the attorneys on the team principally takes the form of providing commercial transactional support (such as negotiating, drafting and interpreting numerous types of contracts) and providing legal guidance on a variety of matters where knowledge of the hotel industry, Marriott’s strategic objectives, and various hotel-related disciplines and certain legal subjects is expected.

The attorney will report to the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel leading the Global Operations Services & U.S./Canada Lodging Group. 

Expected Contributions

Under guidance from the Group Leader and senior members of the team, the attorney in this position will focus on representing Marriott with respect to (a) issues arising from existing management agreements (such as interpretations, amendments, terminations or restructurings) and (b) hotel owner transactions (such as sales and financings of hotels).

As directed and advised by the Group Leader and senior members of the team, the attorney in this position will proactively work with clients, including senior leaders, providing legal guidance and advice with limited supervision.  The expectation for this role is to work closely with the specific assigned client groups, addressing the legal issues and partnering with the clients on various initiatives and projects.  The attorney in this position will work fairly independently, have a significant amount of autonomy, and collaborate with other attorneys in the Marriott Law Department and with business partners.

The attorney in this position will serve as the lead attorney for all owner relations and asset management work regarding managed with respect to certain ownership portfolios.  The work of the attorney will principally take the form of providing commercial transactional support (such as negotiating, drafting and interpreting various types of commercial agreements) and providing legal guidance on a variety of matters where knowledge of the hotel industry, Marriott’s strategic objectives, and various hotel-related subject matter disciplines is expected.

The attorney will work with the group’s paralegals and support their career and professional development.

As directed and advised by the Group Leader, the Corporate Counsel attorney will work with assigned clients on a variety of initiatives and projects.

Requirements for Position

Successful candidates should possess the experience, knowledge, and skills as follows:

  • Excellent academic record with a law degree preferably from a top law school;
  • Minimum of 5 years legal experience, preferably in commercial transactions;  
  • Active Bar membership;
  • Proven contract drafting and negotiating skills;
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions with owners, lenders, and partners of properties in financial distress;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels;
  • Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion;
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and to facilitate the implementation of creative solutions;
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems; and
  • Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.
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Marriott International

10400 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 380-3000

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