Contract Attorney
Clean Harbors - Norwell, MA

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Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market.

Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico


The Contract Attorney is responsible to provide legal service and counsel on business activities conducted by the company to members of senior and legal department management, with primary concentration on contract negotiations, while working closely with management, sales, and operations personnel to advise and counsel them.


•Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times.
•Manage a contract review process including participation in the setting of policies and procedures.
•Negotiate, draft and review various agreements (including customer and vendor contracts) and proposals for Company operations in US and Canada.
•Review and assist Company personnel in addressing bid and contract disputes, draft correspondence to customers related to bid and contract disputes and advise sales and operations personnel on risks associated with projects and how to structure contracts to minimize risk.
•Conduct phone and live training to Company personnel on contract policies and review procedures. Provide training, guidance and feedback to coworkers in contract review procedure and best practices.
•Monitor, manage and modify contracts on a regular basis taking into account changes to the law, industry and/or business practice. Periodically review and revise Company standard contracts and draft contracts for specific situations where a Company standard agreement cannot be use or is not applicable.
•Draft, review and negotiate access agreements for access to third party sites.
•Assist with management of environmental matters.
•Review auditor information requests for environmental.
•Review and advise Company personnel on environmental disputes with third parties, correspond with outside counsel on such disputes.
•Review notices of violation issued by regulatory authorities, work with Company personnel and/or outside counsel to respond to and defend against the same. Review document requests made by regulatory authorities or other third parties and compile responses to the same.
•Anticipate and guard against legal risks involving the Company.
•Respond to calls made to Company's ethics hotline and investigate allegations where appropriate.
•Prepare and submit annual disclosure statements in order to maintain various company permits and/or licenses. Provide guidance and assistance to compliance personnel with license applications, permit applications and/or security clearance documents.
•Coordinate annual submission of ethics adherence statements as required by Clean Harbors' policy and review potential conflicts disclosed in annual submission.
•Review and revise Clean Harbors' Record Retention Schedule and Policy and advise employees as to application of Schedule and Policy
•Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Clean Harbors business.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by personnel assigned to this classification, and do not represent an exhaustive list of all tasks, duties, and responsibilities required of personnel assigned to this position. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned.


JD and admitted to a state bar

New graduates considered, but must be pending November announcement to state bar



Corporate, commercial and contractual legal practice experience


•Admitted to the Bar (Preferably Massachusetts) or pending November announcement


•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and communication skills
•Strong PC skills, knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook a plus
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and/or ongoing direction
•Willingness to perform infrequent travel as and when required
•Able to perform multiple tasks
•Able to work with short lead times
•Able to meet tight deadlines
•Knowledge of Westlaw a plus


•Sitting, acuity, speaking and listening
•Standing, grasping and reaching
•Walking, stooping and crouching
•Lifting, pulling and/or pushing or carrying up to 10 lbs.

Clean Harbors is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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