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General Commercial/Contracts, Trademarks, Transactions
Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for a Corporate Counsel – Licensing who will help negotiate and structure transactions relating to brand extensions and exploration of partnering opportunities. This is a collaborative and business-focused role, with great opportunities to be the Company’s go-to licensing expert. The Company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility.
The ideal candidate will have:
At least 5 years of experience advising and counseling clients and drafting and negotiating trademark license agreements and other complex commercial agreements, including technology agreements;
Demonstrated success at providing strategic counseling to business partners that takes into account legal considerations along with business goals;
Experience at a top-tier law firm (in-house experience is a plus); and
A JD, admission to the California Bar (RIHC is acceptable), and an excellent academic record. Local candidates only (Northern California).
Key Responsibilities include:
Partnering with the New Business Development unit and Office of Strategic Alliances to help develop business strategies, goals and operations, including advising on strategic risks and structuring for significant partnerships and alliances; new business development ventures; and new channel- and technology-related development projects, which may include international partnerships;
Drafting and negotiating brand licensing agreements, alliances agreements, and other forms of joint development effort; Partnering with internal business teams to monitor compliance with alliances agreements;
Conducting diligence regarding potential partners and ensuring compliance with company policies and practices;
Advising on issues relating to technology-based joint ventures and drafting and negotiating corresponding documents;
Supporting various commercial initiatives and transactions, including M&A;
Providing counsel to senior management, as requested and assigned, including acting as primary counsel as part of a division or unit leadership team;
Drafting and negotiating other commercial agreements, including technology licensing and SaaS agreements.
The successful candidate will have a great personality, be curious, be someone who loves the business, is flexible and is comfortable voicing their opinion and standing up for their recommendations. The Company is willing to consider flexible hour/working from home (2 days a week) arrangements. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great legal team at one of the most highly recognized and reputable companies in the world.
Solutus legal has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to email@example.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.