Top Division Legal Executive plans and directs all aspects of the legal affairs of a division or business segment and ensures maximum protection of its legal rights. Leads the defense of the division in litigation and the prosecution of litigation on behalf of the division against others. Being a Top Division Legal Executive uses broad range of legal expertise and current knowledge to advise management on any regulatory changes or actions that may impact the business. Oversees the preparation and review of filings, applications, registrations and other legal documents. Additionally, Top Division Legal Executive assists or represents in business negotiations. Requires a JD. Requires admittance to a State Bar. Typically reports to a top legal executive or the general counsel. The Top Division Legal Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.