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Corporate Generalist, Franchising, General Commercial/Contracts
Our client is a multi-national lifestyle and health company with distribution across e-commerce, and independent distributors globally. The company was founded in 1998, has more than 700 employees, 1000s of affiliates globally, 5mm web visitors monthly, and more than $1B in revenues. Located just outside of Los Angeles, our client has a strong presence in the US, Canada, U.K., and a view to further expand business globally.
With over 23 million customers, the company’s mission is to help people achieve their health goals, and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. They take genuine pride in a results-oriented mission statement and culture.
The Legal team is heavily integrated into the business, providing strategic advice beyond solely legal issues and by being an all-around team player, business partner and supportive advisor!
The Vice President, Associate General Counsel position is a senior attorney position that will report to the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and be intimately involved with supporting the entire company and working with its clients and attorneys, taking the lead on a variety of legal projects as both the legal and business advisor.
The role will function within a flat department, which means the attorney will work independently and directly with the Deputy General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and other senior executives within the company on a wide variety of projects. The department does not focus on titles and instead works hard to provide sound legal guidance in a business-friendly, helpful manner, while leaving attitude and ego at the door.
The Vice President, Associate General Counsel must possess a strong analytical and detail oriented skill set in order to evaluate the complex issues affecting the company and offer practical solutions. S/he must also have exceptionally strong business acumen and the ability to work effectively and efficiently on multiple projects in a busy work environment, while being a critical (and often autonomous) go-to partner for fellow peers in the company and legal department.
The desire to want to learn, grow, be receptive to different perspectives, provide strategic advice beyond solely legal issues and be an all-around team player is a must!
Provide broad-based legal support to fellow attorneys and peers within the company and legal department and communicate legal issues within a business-first approach in a concise and timely manner to clients.
Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and transactions relating to a variety of complex areas, including IT, talent, vendor, marketing, operations, sponsorship, and consultant agreements.
Review and approve various marketing and sales copy/materials, including website, print, and social media content.
Review and approve various mobile app and other digital materials.
Draft rules for numerous contests and sweepstakes promoted by the company, including in multiple countries.
Assist supervising attorneys with litigation support, including gathering relevant documents and materials, preparing and reviewing responses to discovery, and engaging in litigation research.
Assist with the company’s international expansion initiatives, including corporate and entity structuring.
Desired Background and Experience:
Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from a top law school.
8-15 years of experience; a mix of corporate law firm and in-house experience is preferred, but in-house experience is MANDATORY.
Must be familiar with reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, while understanding the nuances and interplay between various provisions and the impact on the company’s legal exposure (e.g., reps/warranties, indemnification, limitation of liabilities and insurance coverage).
Dedicated, determined and hard working. Superb attention to detail and professionalism to deliver solid work product.
Ability to balance a complex and demanding workload to move quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality.
Desire to be a key part of the business and provide as much business advice as legal advice.
Internal Number: 1805-159NA
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Russell Reynolds Associates opened its Washington, DC office in 1979 to better serve the Public Policy, Corporate Government Affairs and International NGO communities. Since then, the office’s client base has expanded to include the Technology, Aerospace/Defense, and Healthcare industries, while remaining a center for excellence within the Nonprofit and External Affairs arenas. Located in the heart of the city near the White House, our consultants understand the unique needs of Washington-based clients and are dedicated to serving nonprofits and corporations both within the beltway and beyond.