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Location:
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Posted:
October 31, 2018

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Ritu Chauhan

: 919-***-****

**** ********* **** ****, ****-27513, NC

E-mail: ac7ke8@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

-A diversely experienced legal professional with overall work experience of 8+ years

-Progressive career growth which entails:

oLitigation Experience - Practiced as an attorney in High Court of New Delhi, District courts and Tribunals (India)

oLegal Firms - IPR, Arbitration, Corporate Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, Family Law, Property Law etc.

oCorporates (IT and Hospitality organizations) - Contracts, Compliances and Risk Management, Policies, Secretarial activities etc.

Qualification

-LLM (Master of Laws), Kurukshetra University, India [2007 – 2009]

-LLB (Bachelor of Laws), H.P University, India [2004 – 2007]

-B.Sc. (Bachelor of Sciences), Delhi University, India [2001 – 2004]

-NIIT (Computer Science Diploma), New Delhi, India [2001 - 2003]

Career Highlights

Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited (a leading hospitality company in India)

Manager - Legal (July 2017- May 2018), Bangalore, India

Responsibilities:

- Introduced C&CM tool (Contract & Compliance Management) and implemented it Org wide (licenses/statutory compliances for 100+ outlets across PAN India)

-Assisted and updated the external securities counsel in all the legal and compliances matter in pre IPO formalities of the organization. Vetting all the agreements

-In-charge of procurement and renewal of all the mandatory statutory licenses of new and existing outlets, categorizing their risk factors and furnishing all the government requirements in obtaining the same.

-Advising RM (Regional Managers) and resolving consumer complaints on regional basis on national consumer portal.

-Vetting and Drafting all essential contracts of corporate /hospitality/ MNC‘s which includes Loan agreement, Issuing and Payer Agency Agreements with Indian and International bankers (Dubai), sales and purchase Agreements, Lease agreement, Consulting agreements, slump sale agreement, Service agreement, housekeeping and Security agreements, Royalty agreement, Business conducting agreement, Software licensing agreement, Trademark Franchise agreement (Malaysia) etc.

-In charge of active and prospective Intellectual Property Rights (trademarks and copyrights) of domestic and International level which includes registration of trademark and copyrights and furnish all the mandatory requirements of Indian, foreign agents/lawyers and partnership firms.

-Selecting and authorizing personnel to apply and update old and new licenses respectively, across PAN India.

-Listing all the Current/Pending Litigations, licenses and lease deeds and other agreements in Management Information System (MIS) tool with the suitable appropriate action taken by the Company.

emids Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (a US Healthcare IT organization)

In-House Legal Counsel (April 2016- June 2017), Bangalore, India

Responsibilities:

-Drafting and vetting of all types of corporate contracts which includes Master Service Agreement, Non-Disclosure Agreement and Statement Of work, Vendor Service Contract, Contractor Service Agreement, Employment Agreement, Travel Agreement, Custodial agreements, Lease agreement and their associated extensions, Amendments, Addendums.

-Drafting and vetting of companies Polices (Amex card, Travel, leave encashment, Cellphone, Auto loan, Relocation, Likeness, code of Conduct, POSH policy, Sanction polices and other HR related policies etc.)

-Introduced awareness emails, Authority Matrix and Compliance management tool.

-Researched, reviewed, evaluated and implemented new regulations, informing cross-functional departments regarding updated requirements, and developing new business procedures to enforce compliance (HIPPA) (HITRUST), Data Privacy, and other client based and statutory Requirements.

-Interactions with clients (end customer) and Attorneys based in UK and US to negotiate the Contract and other legal matters.

-Catered to all the legal needs of different departmental heads of the Company.

-Assisted company with their Intellectual property matters (Trademark, Copyright and patents) for their registration and renewal and other legal advice.

-Reviewed various RFP (Request for proposal) of new and existing project, Confirming SOW’s to ensure company’s legal obligations and other liabilities.

-Assisting a Sr. Counsel of the Company based in US, by drafting and vetting the Agreements and any other Legal Activities like legal notices and letter to the client, on behalf of company.

-Drafting paper Board Minutes, CSR Minutes and their resolutions.

-Conducted seminars and providing legal insights on contracts and importance of their clauses to the different departments of the company.

-Maintained statutory compliance covered under labor laws, Shop & Establishment Act and other applicable laws of the state and nation. Kept track of all the contracts due for renewal and expired. Initiating the renewal process of contract as and when directed by the business heads.

NDA Partners (a legal firm specializing in Property/Corporate/Family Law)

Corporate Legal Associate [Jan 2016 – Apr 2016], Bangalore, India

Responsibilities:

-Formation of Contracts, Compliances, Corporate Agreements (MSAs, BSAs, SOW, EICC, NDAs etc.), Limited liabilities partnership agreements, Complaints, Joint development agreements, Notices, Negotiable Instruments, Registration of Companies, Sale Deeds, Memorandum of Understanding, Lease Agreements, Drafting of legal Petitions, Registration of companies etc.

-Advising clients on legal matters and perform legal research for the benefit of an employee or their parent corporation.

-Handling all the civil litigations.

High Court of Delhi (June 2007-May 2013)

KMA Law offices (Civil/Consumer/Corporate Law Firm)

Legal Practitioner [June 2011- Mar 2013], New Delhi, India

Responsibilities:

-Drafted various contracts, Agreements, Property matters, Civil Suits, Recovery Suits.

-Worked on various compliances, Notices, Applications, Writ, Property Matters, and Company Matters & Real estate.

-Filled various trademark applications for the registration in different classes

-Handled matrimonial cases as per Hindu Marriage Act

-Filled recovery suits in district court and cases related to negotiable instruments

-Advised clients on various legal matters related to IPR

-Appeared before an Arbitrator, Tribunals, District courts and High Court

Lalji Advocates (IPR Firm)

Sr. Legal Associate [Oct 2008 - May 2011], New Delhi, India

Responsibilities:

-Drafted trademark & copyright petitions & filed oppositions and rectifications

-Assisted senior advocates and advised clients regarding infringement of copyright and trademarks.

-Assisted local commissioners appointed for raids.

-Appeared before Delhi High Court, District Courts and Tribunals.

-Mentored junior legal associates.

-Conducted research work.

Sandeep Sharma & Associates (Arbitration and Civil law)

Legal Associate [Jun 2007 – Oct 2008], New Delhi

Responsibilities:

-Drafted Suits for recovery, partition, declaration, injunction, claim petitions, arbitration petitions, writ petitions, appeals, statements of claims and other pleadings.

-Arbitration, recovery suits, rent and matrimonial cases, debt recovery, negotiable instruments, breach of contract, sale of goods and specific relief matters. Drafted statements of case and other pleadings.

-Tribunals namely district/state/national consumer, dispute Redressal forums, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), appellate tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court of India.

-I have successfully advocated small claims matters in the Tribunals.

Internship

Sandeep Sharma & Associates / Sandeep Aggarwal & Company

Intern [Nov 2005 – Feb 2006] / Intern [Nov 2006 – March 2007], New Delhi

Responsibilities:

-Drafted legal notices, miscellaneous applications e.g. Under section 151 C.P.C and section 482 of Cr.P.C bail applications, lower court applications, applications for waiver of costs, condonation of delay, exemption of appearance of the parties.

Volunteer Experience

-Participated in seminar on Protection of Women Rights and Role of Legal Machinery in securing Women Rights held at Shimla, H.P, India

-Represented the College in Moot Competition organized by H.P University, Shimla, India.

-Participation in numerous Legal Aid Awareness programs by State Government and High Court.



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