J.B. Hunt Transport Director of Legal in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00211016 Director of Legal (Open)

Job Title:

Director of Legal




United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


5 Day - Mon - Fri (United States of America)

Job Description Summary:

This position is the legal advisor to all company business units regarding corporate, commercial, transactional, contract, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, document and data management and other legal and compliance matters. It is responsible for advising the Company on matters relating to all facets of legal matters.

Job Description:

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Draft, revise and negotiate contracts of all types

  • Supervise commercial and employment litigation, contract negotiation and real estate matters

  • Assist with protection of company intellectual property and non-infringement of other's intellectual property

  • Assist Human Resources department with compliance matters and drafting company policies

  • Supervise and participate in legal hold management and development of data and document retention policies

  • Assess and mitigate risk associated with development of new business relationships, models, service offerings and/or business methods

  • Travel - Up to 10%

What does it take to be considered?

  • Doctoral Degree, Juris Doctor required

  • 8+ years with major law firm, corporate law department required

  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction

  • Posess supervisory skills and be able to manage and assign tasks to in-house legal and outside counsel. This position will have two direct reports.

  • Previous industry experience, experience drafting/reviewing contracts, managing commercial and employment litigation, handling lease and real estate matters, and/or handling intellectual property matters is preferred


Doctorate - Law

Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.