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Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Rayonier Advanced Materials (Company) to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel position
Overview: The Senior Counsel will provide advice and counsel to the Company as to legal matters affecting the Company’s business, primarily in the areas of resolving, prosecuting and defending litigation, disputes and claims; regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the areas of environmental, health, safety and transportation and stewardship of the Company’s products; and employment matters. This position will also be responsible for providing advice, counsel, assistance and support in creating and implementing various commercial matters and corporate legal initiatives and programs.
Company: Completion of the acquisition of Tembec in late 2017 broadened Rayonier Advanced Materials, creating a $2 billion global forest products company with products including high-purity cellulose, lumber, paperboard, newsprint and high- yield pulp, all of which are used in a variety of specialty and commodity end uses. The company has expanded its international footprint to include global manufacturing operations in Canada and France in addition to our U.S. operations. As the leading global supplier of high-purity cellulose specialties products, Rayonier Advanced Materials builds on more than 90 years of experience to provide our customers with exceptional quality, service and value.
Compensation: Competitive salary
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 5 to 15 years in a law firm or corporate legal department experience. Litigation management and compliance experience a plus. Prior in-house experience preferred. The ability to conduct legal matters in French and English, both written and orally, is required.
Location: The ideal candidate will be located either in Montreal, QC or (if US qualified) could move to Jacksonville, FL where Rayonier is based.
Bar: Admission and current active status to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction is required, In addition, while not required, membership of the Barreau du Québec and/or member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) is desirable
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com. To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit www.allegis-partners.com