Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Wingstop Restaurants, Inc.(Wingstop or Company) to conduct a search for a General Counsel (Counsel or GC) to be located at its headquarters in Dallas. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel serves as the chief legal officer of the Company and is a member of the senior leadership team. The GC is responsible for providing strategic legal and business advice in various areas, including corporate governance, franchising, commercial contracts, intellectual property & trademarks globally, mergers & acquisitions, support of finance and treasury, marketing, litigation management, risk management, international business matters and human resources.
Company: Founded in 1994, Wingstop Inc. is one of the fastest growing restaurant concepts in the fast casual segment of the restaurant industry. It operates and franchises 1,250 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. The company operates in a "category of one," because it is the only national and international restaurant company to focus on chicken wings as the "center of the plate."
In recent years, the company has received numerous accolades including being ranked #4 on the "Top 100 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains" by Nation's Restaurant News (2017), #7 on the "Top 40 Fast Casual Chains" by Restaurant Business (2016), and has earned recognition as a certified Great Place to Work® on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list (small and medium companies) (2016, 2017, 2018).
Compensation: Competitive base salary and target bonus commensurate with experience.
Experience: 10-15+ years of legal experience including serving as a General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in a similarly sized or larger company that has a franchising or multi-unit business model. Public company experience is a must.
Relocation: Yes. This is a national search. However, there is a strong preference for local candidates.
Bar Admission: Admitted in good standing in one or more U.S. Jurisdictions.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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