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Summary/objective The general counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The general counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.
Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Structures and manages the company’s internal legal function and future staffing requirements.
Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
This position initially has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization and is expected to manage resources in the future as the Company evolves.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Education and Experience
Admitted to the bar.
Experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.
Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
Familiarity and understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley, GDPR and other privacy rules and regulations, and GAAP revenue recognition guidelines.
Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence.
Additional Salary Information: Stock options to be included in any offer of employment
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