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Republic Services Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Services in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Corporate Counsel (Corporate Services) is responsible for providing legal counsel and advice on matters handled by the Legal Department’s Corporate Services team, with an emphasis on corporate transactional and securities matters.


  • Provides legal and professional support to Company personnel across a broad range of corporate, strategic and legal matters, including M&A transactions, periodic securities filings, corporate finance and general corporate matters that impact the Company’s delivery of waste, recycling and energy services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers

  • Supports legal aspects of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and divestitures

  • Reviews, analyzes, and contributes to the negotiation, drafting and modification of various types of contracts and other transactional legal documents, including purchase and sale, joint venture agreements, transition services, subcontract, consulting and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, term sheets and letters of intent

  • Manages legal due diligence for transactions

  • Provides advice and counseling with respect to disclosure matters, including in connection with current, quarterly and annual reports as well as proxy statements filed with the SEC, earnings releases, securities offerings and financing transactions

  • Provides advice and counseling to internal clients, including operations and corporate personnel, regarding other matters within the Corporate Services legal team, including support on business development, tax, licensing, real estate and rail operations matters, among others

  • Drafts and otherwise contributes to reports to the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, senior management and auditors

  • Prepares legal budgets and recommends legal reserves

  • Selects and manages outside counsel and legal spend

  • Collaborates with other members of the legal department with respect to issues that require subject matter expertise

  • Provides training to management, corporate and field personnel

  • Assists with creating, updating and maintaining agreement templates and policies and procedures associated with the Corporate Services legal team support responsibilities

  • Performs special projects in support of the legal team’s goals and initiatives

  • Works extended hours, as required

  • Overnight travel may be required

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent


  • Experience working in a large, multi-state corporate or legal environment

  • In-house counsel experience

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local statutes and regulations applicable to publicly traded organizations

  • A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues

  • Outstanding written and oral communications

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Excellent judgment

  • High integrity


  • JD; licensed to practice law and in good standing

  • Minimum of six years of experience as a practicing attorney

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Why Work With Us

Republic Services is a place where your effort is always appreciated and your teammates always have your back. When you give us your best, we give you ours. We’re constantly investing in new tools and technology that allow you to do your job safely and effectively. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within your role. And when we say “Sustainability in Action,” we mean it. Together, we’re leaving the world better than we found it through the work we do every day. Are you in? Keep reading to learn more about the position we’re hiring for.