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National Express Commercial Contracts & Corporate Governance Attorney in Lisle, Illinois


National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 34 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safety, quality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 31 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis. National Express Transit (NEXT) operations transport more than 22 million passengers annually with more than 2,800 vehicles. National Express Shuttle (WeDriveU) serves more than nine million corporate and university passengers annually. NELLC’s corporate headquarters, located in Lisle, Illinois, houses the administrative and corporate support functions for the organization. Our 290 local customer service centers (CSCs) are supported by regional operations teams located throughout North America. Learn more at

National Express Corporation is currently seeking an experienced Commercial Contracts Attorney to work from our corporate headquarters in Lisle, Illinois. Currently our department is working remotely, but in the near future a hybrid schedule will be put in place. This position will report to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Contracts and Corporate Governance and is responsible for negotiating, reviewing and drafting various commercial contracts for the company, as well as assisting with special projects to support the business.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Act as knowledgeable business partner providing competent and effective legal expertise to internal stakeholders

  • Responsible for the preparation of documents and providing legal advice related to corporate structuring and corporate organizational maintenance

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial transportation contracts in accordance with requests for proposal and bid specifications and modifying terms in line with company objectives

  • Reviewing proposed commercial transportation contracts and advising management on impact to company; providing alternative language options in line with company objectives

  • Reviewing, drafting, negotiating vendor contracts and advising management on impact to company; providing alternative language options in line with company objectives

  • Facilitates the execution of credit facilities and other commercial matters, debt issuances, capital market transactions and financing-related activities

  • Assisting in contract interpretation and dispute resolution

  • Researching federal and state regulations and local ordinances applicable to commercial transportation contracts

  • Communicating frequently with all parties and coordinating change requests to gain consensus and executive approval

  • Monitoring compliance with commercial transportation contract requirements such as annual renewals, rate increases, and addenda

  • Working collaboratively with other in-house counsel and staff on commercial contracts

  • Effectively managing outside counsel as needed

  • Assisting other members in the department as assigned from time to time

  • Collaborate with internal business clients on responding to current/potential privacy matters.

  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant privacy legislation and regulation and distribute this knowledge to internal business partners.

Company name is: National Express LLC


  • JD Degree from ABA accredited law school and membership in a state bar or association

  • 7 years of experience working in corporate law department or business law firm in the areas of commercial transactions and corporate governance.

  • Extensive commercial contracts experience, including reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts

  • Experience in advising organizations on the various privacy risks, obligations, and other issues related to privacy.

  • Broad experience advising business personnel and senior management on risks associated with entering into commercial contracts

  • Experience with leases (both equipment and real estate) is helpful but not a requirement.

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Software (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the use of a contract management system

  • Committed to providing excellent customer service to both internal and external clients

  • Strong decision-making abilities, communication, dispute resolution and negotiation skills

  • Proven comfort level / experience working with senior-level management

  • Demonstrated ability to act as strategic advisor and identify holistic business solutions regarding legal and enterprise risk

  • Ability to manage outside counsel

  • Ability to anticipate client needs based on understanding of business and regulatory environment

  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information

  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Self-starter with ability to organize and prioritize a large volume of concurrent tasks

  • Ability to work within strict timeframes and resolute deadlines

  • Ability to establish and maintaining effective working relationships with others

  • Ability to work extended hours and days, as needed, to accomplish assigned responsibilities

At National Express our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Job: Legal

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Level Individual Contributor

Job Shift Day Job

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 213175