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Corporate Counsel Externship Placements List

(as of March 2018)

 

Refer to the chart of placements under the “Placements” tab to determine if the placement is available in the spring, summer, and/or fall semester and whether the placement accepts part-time and/or full-time externs

 

Aaron’s, Inc., Atlanta, GA (www.aarons.com) (specialty retailer serving consumers through the sale and lease of furniture, consumer electronics, computers, home appliances, and accessories in the US and Canada)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in reviewing and summarizing vendor and marketing contracts, reviewing real estate leases, and general corporate practice. Student will also be involved in researching and reviewing relevant legislation and legislative activity in relevant legal areas, as well as creating regulatory compliance policies and programs for the corporate and franchise system. Student will have the opportunity to be involved in litigation management (class action, general liability, and employment practices) from an in-house perspective, including interaction with outside counsel

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible

 

Acuity Brands, Inc., Conyers, GA (www.acuitybrands.com) (North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of indoor and outdoor lighting and energy management solutions)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to general corporate and transactional practice, including contracts, intellectual property, environmental, and international work

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, with Wednesday as preferred day

 

American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA (www.cancer.org) (nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to general corporate work, intellectual property, contract drafting and negotiation, privacy, fundraising regulation, tax exempt organizations, employment issues, crisis management, charitable planned giving, advocacy, probate, and risk management

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

 

Augusta University, Augusta, GA (www.gru.org) (one of the four public comprehensive research institutions in Georgia and home of The Medical College of Georgia)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to health law, including regulatory, transactional, and liability issues; higher education law; employment; real estate; contracts; and intellectual property; and matters related to consolidation with Augusta State University, including NCAA matters

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible, with Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday as preferred day

 

Building Materials and Construction Services (BMC), Atlanta, GA (http://www.buildwithbmc.com/bmc/) (one of the nation’s leading providers of diversified building products and services to professional builders and contractors in the residential housing market)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in transactional legal work, contract drafting and negotiation (construction contracts), research and writing projects, contract management system implementation, meetings between legal department and locations, and corporate filings

Prior coursework or other skills:  Interest in construction law, prior in-house or law firm experience, and/or business education is desirable

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – SUMMER ONLY

CARE, Atlanta, GA (http://www.care.org) (leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on women and children)
Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to dispute/conflict resolution, corporate formation and restructuring, social enterprise business plan development and deal negotiation, country office registrations and closures, intellectual property, fraud reporting and internal investigations, compliance with anti-bribery and anti-terrorism laws and False Claims Act, staff safety/security issues and other duty-of-care issues, non-profit tax matters, lobbying rules and advocacy efforts, contract review and form development, and employment/HR
Prior coursework or other skills:  Background or interest in nonprofit, corporate, or international development work is required
Number of externs:  1
Preferred days:  FULL-TIME ONLY

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA (www.coca-cola.com) (world’s largest beverage company)

Type of work:  Student will be matched with attorneys or practice group by area of interest as close as reasonably possible and will be involved in research, drafting contracts, and reviewing documents in anticipation of litigation

Prior coursework or other skills:  Prior coursework, work experience, and/or career plans in chosen subject area preferred

Number of externs:  2-3

Preferred days:  Flexible, though student must be available to attend a meeting on Thursday afternoons with other externs

 

Cotiviti, Atlanta, GA (www.cotiviti.com) (provider of analytics-driven payment accuracy solutions, focused primarily on healthcare sector)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in general legal work, including governance, contracts, compliance, privacy, litigation management, and special corporate projects

Number of externs:  2

Preferred days:  Flexible

 

Cox Communications, Atlanta, GA (www.cox.com) (provider of TV, Internet, digital telephone, home security, and tech solutions services for residential customers in US)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in employment, regulatory, contract, and governmental affairs matters

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible – NOT AVAILABLE FALL 2018

 

Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA (www.delta.com) (one of the world’s largest global airlines)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to corporate and securities law, compliance, finance, commercial contracts, real estate, employee benefits, litigation, and transactional work (M&A, alliances, and joint ventures). Corporate and securities work will include preparation of the Form 10-K and proxy statement, February board meeting, section 16 filings, year-end earnings announcement, and more.

Prior coursework or other skills: Coursework or background in securities regulation is desirable

Number of externs: 1

Preferred days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 1 full day per week only – SPRING ONLY

 

Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA (http://www.gradyhealth.org) (one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States, with the premier Level 1 trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region)

Type of work:  Students will work on matters related to litigation, employment/personnel issues, regulatory issues, policy development, legal research/writing, billing and reimbursement issues, and corporate and regulatory compliance

Prior coursework or other skills:  Health law or evidence courses are preferred but not required

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  FULL-TIME ONLY

 

The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA (http://www.homedepot.com) (world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer)

Type of work:  Student will participate in 2-3 week rotations in 5 to 6 practice areas based on the student’s preferences.  The practice areas are primarily transactional in nature (corporate, commercial transactions, operations/services, real estate, employment/HR, merchandising/intellectual property, privacy, tax and international/supply chain) but also include general liability litigation and commercial litigation.

Prior coursework or other skills:  Contract drafting experience is desirable; must be a 3L at time of externship. 

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible; 1-2 days per week

 

Imerys, Roswell, GA (www.imerys.com) (French multinational company that specializes in production and processing of industrial minerals)
Type of work: Student will be involved in projects addressing the broad legal needs of North American business, including litigation support, commercial contracts, real estate, environmental, health & safety and possibly M&A. Student will have a mix of longer-term projects and daily partnering with rotating legal team member
Prior coursework or other skills: Real Property and Administrative Law are desirable
Number of externs: 1
Preferred days: Flexible; 1 day per week

 

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Atlanta, GA (www.ihgplc.com) (one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with 5300 hotels in nearly 100 countries and a broad portfolio of hotel brands)

Type of work:  General corporate work, including contracts, marketing, franchising, and real estate

Prior coursework or other skills:  legal ethics course is required; experience or coursework in franchising, business ethics, international business, and/or hospitality industry is desirable but not required

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday; 2 full days per week required – FALL ONLY

 

Landmark Properties, Athens, GA (http://www.landmark-properties.com/) (fully integrated real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, development, and management of high quality student housing communities)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to: 1) real estate contract negotiation and land acquisition, 2) real estate dispositions (both as asset sales and share sales), 3) joint venture negotiation, real-estate based financing (construction, term and permanent facilities), 4) construction contract/subcontract negotiation and dispute resolution, 5) lease drafting and resident dispute resolution, and 6) more generalized matters such as employment, corporate administration and documentation, and reporting

Prior coursework or other skills:  Advanced transactional-based classes (such as secured transactions, construction law, etc.) are preferred

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday; 1.5-2 days required

Other:  $50 background check fee

 

NCR Corporation, Atlanta, GA (www.ncr.com) (global leader in financial technology software, services and products)

Type of work:  Based in NCR’s brand-new corporate campus in Midtown, the student will have wide-ranging exposure to global issues handled by NCR’s Law Department, including contract negotiation, labor/employment matters, corporate governance, litigation, and/or intellectual property; student can select areas of interest but should expect a diverse range of projects

Prior coursework or other skills:  If student selects IP area, strong technical background (including a B.S. degree) and understanding of patents is required

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

 

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., Peachtree City, GA (www.osmose.com) (largest provider in North America of services and products for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of utility and telecommunication structures)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in contract review (including customer contracts, non-disclosure agreements, distribution and manufacturing agreements, and leases), human resources issues (including compliance and claims), and possibly due diligence for acquisitions.

Prior coursework or other skills:  Strong research, writing, and critical reading skills

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Wednesday or Thursday

 

Panasonic Corporation of North America, Peachtree City, GA (www.panasonic.com) (Japanese multinational technology company that is one of world’s largest product manufacturers)

Type of work:  Student will work in area of corporate compliance and support management of company’s compliance and ethics program, covering topics such as antitrust, anticorruption, export compliance, data protection, and privacy; student will also work in the areas of contract management and patents.

Prior coursework or other skills:  Coursework in antitrust, business ethics, internal investigations, IP, and business basics would be helpful but not required; interest in technology and/or background in web design and information database management would also be useful.

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  FULL-TIME ONLY

 

RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., Atlanta, GA (www.racetrac.com) (owner and operator of a chain of convenience stores and gas stations)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in real estate matters, including due diligence, title and survey review, drafting and reviewing contracts, research, and possibly site visits; and will assist with contracts, litigation, corporate, and labor and employment issues

Prior coursework or other skills:  Interest, background, and/or coursework in real estate are desirable

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible, with Monday or Friday as preferred day

 

Rollins, Inc., Atlanta, GA (www.rollins.com) (parent company of Orkin and other large pest control brands)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to contract review, acquisitions, labor and employment, franchising, real estate, and litigation

Prior coursework or other skills:  Background and/or interest in corporate law is required

Number of students:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible; 2 days per week preferred (if part-time) – SUMMER ONLY

 

University of Georgia Office of Legal Affairs, Athens, GA

Type of work: Students will conduct research and analysis of legal issues faced by UGA, primarily in areas of employment law, contracts, real estate, litigation management, and constitutional law

Prior coursework or other skills:  Coursework and interest in higher education law and constitutional law preferred but not required

Number of students:  1

Preferred days:  Two half-days per week, any day – FALL ONLY

 

UPtv/ASPiRE, Atlanta, GA (www.uptv.com) (UP and Aspire are television networks providing content across multiple platforms to family-in-mind and urban lifestyle audience)

Type of work:  Student will be involved in matters relating to contracts, industry research and analysis, intellectual property, entertainment law, and media law

Prior coursework and other skills:  Coursework in copyright, trademark, and/or entertainment law is desirable; interest in entertainment law is required

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible; 2 days per week preferred

 

Verizon Telematics, Atlanta, GA (https://www.verizontelematics.com/) (provider of connected car solutions)

Type of work:  Student will focus on a variety of commercial issues, including drafting and reviewing contracts, assisting with responses to Requests for Proposals, addressing privacy issues associated with customer-facing data, reviewing marketing and other customer materials, complying with regulations, and assisting the business with developing and launching products

Prior coursework and other skills:  Experience with privacy law, marketing law, and drafting commercial contracts is desirable

Number of externs:  1

Preferred days:  Flexible