Reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, the Corporate Counsel will provide legal support and counsel to Company departments, business support functions, and management on a broad range of company matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, commercial and real estate transactions, and litigation strategy and management. This position will monitor development of data privacy and cybersecurity requirements and lead company compliance with applicable law. The Corporate Counsel will serve as a key contributor to the overall function of the small legal department, ensuring that legal advice and services are business-focused and provided timely to support the Company's business strategies while remaining compliant with law and external certification standards.

The salary range for this position is $125,874.14 - $209,790.23.

This position is bonus eligible with a target value of 25% of salary.

  • Manage all facets of contract administration, including review, drafting, and negotiating various contracts and other agreements relating to company operations and business support functions. Ensure that contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly.
  • Work closely with the Real Estate division and outside counsel on real estate transactions.
  • Serve as primary legal resource for Company compliance with evolving data privacy and cybersecurity mandates, policy development, and disclosures.
  • Manage litigation and prepare reports to assist with internal and external auditors.
  • Provide legal support and contribute to the continuous development of the Company's Corporate Responsibility (CR) program, published CR reports and articles, and any necessary greenhouse gas (GHG) disclosures and reports on progress toward GHG emissions reduction goals.
  • Assist with finance and M&A transactions, including due diligence review, document drafting, and closings.
  • Depending on experience, work with operational environmental team in managing environmental operating permit compliance.

  • Review, update, and maintain company policies for which the Legal Department is responsible.
  • Assist with compliance with SEC, Nasdaq, and Delaware rules, including filing and printing requirements.
  • Assist internal audit with company recordkeeping and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements with respect to documentation of company ethics, records management, and other auditing functions.
  • Ensure that all Designations of Authority are obtained in a timely manner for real estate matters, banking, and corporate secretary needs; assist with interpreting the Delegation of Authority; and prepare Secretary's Certificates.

General Corporate:
  • Stay up to date on applicable state and federal laws, regulations and industry standards that affect the Company. Communicate legal developments and recommend practical compliance solutions.
  • Liaise with Corporate Responsibility team members on reporting, disclosure, and auditing matters, providing Legal Department input on questionnaire responses, published reports, and other disclosures.
  • Assist with management of all subsidiaries, including entity formation and dissolution, maintenance of corporate minute books and organizational documents.
  • Research, advise, and report on other matters assigned by the General Counsel.
  • Position is located at the Company's headquarters in Spokane, Washington. Regular, in-office work supporting the legal team and the business is expected. Position is not hybrid, but it affords flexibility for occasional personal circumstances.

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Must be admitted to practice law in at least one state in the U.S. and a member in good standing of such state's bar. Admission to the Washington State Bar is preferred and required timely after hire.
  • A minimum of four years of practice as a business lawyer is required, with a background in general corporate law, real estate, and contract drafting and negotiation. Competency in one or more of the following areas is highly desired: data privacy policy development and compliance; cybersecurity readiness and responsiveness; environmental law compliance; record retention policy administration and compliance. Public company experience as an assistant corporate secretary is a plus.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Word and basic proficiency in Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Must exhibit attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion is essential.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment and gain the confidence of management.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documentation.
  • Some mental/visual/physical fatigue from computer terminal use.
  • Domestic travel by air and vehicle to remote mill sites required but infrequent.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as the job demands from time to time.