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Associate General Counsel

HOK is a collective of future-forward thinkers and designers who are driven to face the critical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to improving people's lives, serving our clients and healing the planet. Together, we cultivate a culture of design excellence at the confluence of art and science, blending the power of creative expression with a clear sense of purpose.


Founded in St. Louis in 1955, HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm recognized as the #1 A/E firm by Architectural Record, one of TIME Magazine's Most Influential Firms, and one of the Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies.  Our St. Louis practice is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel to be part of our collaborative and first-class legal team who are passionate about serving their internal clients.  With over 1700 employees across 26 offices on three continents, our internal stake holders across the company look to the legal team to assist them in delivering HOK's services from complex contracts to legal advise to project deliver teams.  We are presented with some of the most challenging and complex problems that HOK faces as a company.  A successful candidate in the is role will have the intellectual curiosity required to thoroughly understand a problem or issue, the analytical ability to identify solutions and the follow-through and creativity required to bring the issue to resolution.  Collaboration and working together is key to our group's ability to solve these problems. 


As Associate General Counsel at HOK, you will oversee the defense of ongoing claims and manage claim evaluations, inclusive of litigation strategies and resolution process on professional liability claims.  You will act as a liaison for project management teams with defense counsel and oversee company responses to discovery and document requests.  You will also focus on contract reviews and negotiations, including client agreements and subconsultant agreements; advise on a wide range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters; and serve as a legal partner to business units by understanding business needs and working to develop practical and timely solutions that meet those needs.  You will work with others on the legal team to align resources to meet the changing needs of the business and to support new growth initiatives.  As a member of the legal team, you will promote a collaborative, respectful and sustainable environment. 


  • You have strong negotiation skills and a strong business acumen.
  • You are intellectually curious and enjoy creative solutions and making an impact.
  • You are collaborative and enjoy teamwork.
  • You have strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multitask.
  • You have developed excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to build rapport across teams while gaining trust and confidence as a partner with strong ethics, integrity, character and professionalism. 
  • You have advanced knowledge of legal principles and contract law, including knowledge of AIA Contract Documentation.


  • You have a minimum of 3-4 years experience as an attorney in a law firm or corporate setting, preferable in the corporate/transaction practice area.  
  • Contract experience is required.  Knowledge and experience with Professional Service Agreements and/or design/constructions a plus.
  • You bring a law degree from an ABA accredited law school and serve as a member in good standing with a state bar association. 
  • You have solid technology and computer skills including proficiency with MS Office Applications (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint). 


  • COLLABORATIVE & RESULTS-ORIENTED CULTURE - Guided by a culture of teamwork, you will join a company and legal team who values sharing knowledge, research and innovations and has a desire to make a difference and see an impact. 
  • BRING HIGH-PROFILE PROJECTS TO LIFE - From healthcare, aviation and higher education to science and technology ad sports and entertainment, the HOK legal team works on some of the most inspirational and sustainable projects improving the way people live, work, and gather.  Check out our projects here:
  • COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE - Competitive base salary with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet your current and future needs.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(K) savings plans; disability, life and accident insurance; paid time off (PTO); and parental leave.  In addition, HOK employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays. 

HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 


10 S Broadway #200, St Louis, Missouri

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