About the Role
The Associate General Counsel will serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to the company, with a particular focus on analyzing potential claims, advising the business on effectively resolving disputes, negotiating on behalf of the business (conflict resolution, contracts, and real estate matters as needed), and managing litigation and outside counsel. The Associate GC will work with a variety of business units impacting important business decisions while carrying out the legal department’s mission to contribute to Planet Fitness’ success by I) providing clear, timely, thoughtful, professional and practical legal advice; II) recommending and implementing appropriate policies, practices and procedures to mitigate risk and control costs; III) being effective leaders with a focus on strategy, efficiency and collaboration; and IV) contributing to Planet Fitness’ fun, inclusive and Judgement-Free culture.
Assist with litigation management, including:
Contribute to overall litigation strategy
Day-to-day management of pending litigation and investigations, including discovery, case preparation, tracking and communication of case-related dates and information, and the review and preparation of documents, reports, and correspondence
Manage relationships with outside counsel
Direct court proceedings on some matters, including preparation for and attendance at arbitrations, mediations, and depositions
Advise executives and senior management on litigating claims and defenses as well as avoiding and effectively resolving disputes.
Assist with real estate matters.
Assist with negotiation and drafting of vendor, service, and other commercial agreements.
Collaborate with business units to identify, investigate, and mitigate risk and respond to business challenges and opportunities.
Conduct legal research, provide advice, and present recommendations on various legal and business issues.
Draft, review, and update company policies and procedures necessary to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
Stay up-to-date and advise stakeholders on relevant industry standards.
Stay abreast of current and pending changes in law potentially impacting the business.
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (outside counsel, vendors, franchisee counsel, etc.), creating professional relations of trust.
Attend and provide legal advice at cross departmental meetings.
About the Company
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. We have over 2,400+ stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico, and Australia. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.
At Planet Fitness, our unique mission has always been to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment. And we’re proud of the amazing Planet Fitness team that supports our clubs and team members. They are comprised of dynamic, dedicated, and talented individuals who represent our values of integrity, transparency, passion, respect, and excellence (while having fun!) in everything they do.
Joining the PF family means being part of a company that cares about bettering the health and wellbeing of our communities. It means being a part of a supportive, engaging workforce with an inclusive culture that values diversity and creates an environment where everyone can feel they belong. It means encouraging professional growth and development. It means making true, lasting connections with your co-workers with celebrations, team building activities and engaging corporate events! It means creating a positive impact in our local communities through our Judgement Free Generation® philanthropic initiative. It means being part of a brand that you can be proud of!
For the past 30 years, we’ve helped millions of people in their fitness journey and revolutionized the industry along the way. And we’re just getting started!