Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (Company) to conduct a search for a Chief Legal Officer. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Jason Marker, the Chief Legal Officer serves as a member of the senior leadership team of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. The Chief Legal Officer is responsible for providing strategic legal and business advice in various areas, including corporate governance, franchising, commercial contracts, intellectual property & trademarks globally, mergers & acquisitions, support of finance and treasury, marketing, litigation management, risk management, international business matters and human resources.
Company: Privately held, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. through its subsidiaries owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl's Jr.®, Hardee's®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,800 restaurant locations in 44 states and in 43 countries and U.S. territories. CKE is headquartered in Franklin, TN. System wide revenue exceeds $4 billion.
Experience: 15-20+ years of legal experience including serving as a General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in a similarly sized or larger company that has a franchising or multi-unit retail business model. Candidates must possess considerable in-house experience as a corporate transactional lawyer with an international retail company, and be capable of handling all of the legal and business issues associated with advising a private or public company with an active growth agenda. Heavy experience in California employment matters is required.
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