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Cargill, Incorporated (“Cargill”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Intellectual Property Attorney. Founded more than 150 years ago, Cargill is the largest private company in the United States with revenues of $113B in 2019.
Cargill seeks an attorney to join its Intellectual Property Law Team and report to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer and will be part of the Cargill Law Department’s Intellectual Property Team. This lawyer will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its technology function. The right candidate will also work collaboratively with other Cargill lawyers and paralegals who provide legal counsel to Cargill worldwide as part of a multidisciplinary team.
The ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney with undergraduate or graduate degrees in biochemistry, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, food science, chemistry or closely related field and have four (4) to fifteen (15) years of experience as a practicing patent lawyer, including significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Agreement and/or opinion experience is strongly preferred.
License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota) and also registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required.
Internal Number: 104495
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.
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