Corporate Counsel, Land Use- Various Locations

Parsippany, NJ Full TimeInternal Only
The Corporate Counsel – Land Use will work with counterpart clients in T-Mobile’s Network & Engineering department, and with the Government Affairs team, to implement nationwide siting advocacy strategies that promote wireless infrastructure deployment. The attorney in this role will provide legal support on nationwide land use, zoning and permitting matters, as well as local and state ordinances, rules and regulations relating to the wireless siting. With a nationwide strategic scope, many of the tactics will play out at the local municipal level. This experienced attorney must be able to interpret federal, state and local laws and regulations while understanding the goals and challenges of deploying a wireless network throughout the expansiveness and complexities of the entire country, then take this knowledge to successfully guide and navigate the business into successful strategies and tactics to deploy the wireless network timely and at minimal cost.
The guidance and navigation will include understanding complex local politics and developing relationships with key players nationwide to achieve the goal of building out the best wireless network in a manner that benefits T-Mobile and our customers while taking into account the unique challenges at the local level.

T-Mobile has consistently been recognized as a Best Place to Work thanks to our crew of diverse, multi-talented self starters who are ready to go go go… And T-Mobile is recognized as a best place to work for LGBTQ employee by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index five years in a row. A designated Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly for eleven years running. And with a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index, our diversity across gender, race and ideas drives us forward.

What you’ll do in your role.

  • Implement siting advocacy strategy and tactics for deploying wireless infrastructure in states, cities and counties nationwide.
  • Review, analyze and work to change existing and proposed local ordinances and codes to better facilitate wireless infrastructure deployment, while additionally supporting and acting as one of the subject matter experts to support state and federal existing and proposed laws and regulations.
  • Partner with and assist in building a national network of lobbyists and outside advocacy specialists to further T-Mobile development interests, while coordinating their activities with the Government Affairs team.
  • Co-create and present land use training materials and conduct training sessions for T-Mobile attorneys, development teams and vendors to establish best practices to drive consistency and efficiency across functions and regions.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to T-Mobile’s Government Affairs and external affairs experts to generate support for T-Mobile’s network development in communities within mutually agreed time frames.
  • Overcome land use application challenges and establish actionable administrative records in preparation for use in land use appeals / litigation.
  • Educate and facilitate adoption of applicable federal law at the local and state level.
  • Analyze the applicability of relevant laws and shot clocks to address local zoning and permitting application delays, provide recommendations to resolve.
  • Draft and assist in the negotiation of real estate transaction documents that may impact T-Mobile’s land use requirements.
  • Facilitate (via negotiation and/or changes in law) the siting of wireless infrastructure within public rights of ways.
  • Serve as the legal subject matter experts in certain land use litigation, with a clear understanding of the law, regulations and case law.

The experience you’ll bring.

  • A minimum of 8+ years of directly relevant land use experience in a corporate in-house and/or law firm environment.
  • Expertise in federal law governing telecommunications, in addition to state and local laws governing the siting of macro and small cell facilities in public rights of ways and pole attachments.
  • Professional maturity and the ability to interact with senior leaders. Excellent legal research and analytical skills and experience with managing and advising on complex legal matters. Excellent drafting and verbal communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate with other legal and business professionals in a complex organization with a focus on delivering efficient results within required time frames. Strong prioritization and execution skills, with a results-oriented customer focus.
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • JD from an accredited university and licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.

  • Legally Authorized to work in the US
  • 18 years of age
  • T-Mobile requires all employees in this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. The CDC defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. T-Mobile will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause T-Mobile undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

T-Mobile’s benefits include comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, paid parental leave, Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance, childcare subsidy/back up childcare, tuition assistance, flexible scheduling, mobile service discount and charitable giving match.

Position details

Req ID: 181770BR

Department: Legal

Travel Required: No

Position Posted for

November 13, 2021 days

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