Assistant General Counsel
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Assistant General Counsel is expected to perform independently and report to the COO. The individual must function as a leader and be relied upon to counsel business leaders in practical solutions that are aligned with the business strategy. This includes a demonstrated ability to spot issues, apply comprehensive analysis and exercise sound judgment on a daily basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proactively identify legal issues that require attention
Prepare, review and analyze contracts involving various substantive areas of law: including commercial, real estate; intellectual property; and employment related documents
Draft and negotiate agreements in all areas of operations, business development and corporate compliance, including vendor agreements; co-venture agreements; license agreements and other corporate-related agreements.
Develop practical solutions and communicate same to the legal department's business clients, including senior managers and the executive leadership team
Provide corporate governance advice to the organization, including preparation of resolutions, policies and procedures
Represent the organization in occasional regulatory actions
Assist in the company's acquisition activity (primarily due diligence)
Enhance the effectiveness of the legal department through the participation in staff meetings, training, and the positive interaction with internal and external clients
Understand of the company's business strategy
Responsible for foreseeing and protecting the company against legal risks
1) Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Successful candidate must excel at drafting; have excellent communication (written and verbal), negotiation, interpersonal and analytical skills; and have the ability to effectively manage competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment.
The position requires good judgment; a team-oriented attitude; a willingness to handle novel matters and projects outside of usual area of practice; and the ability to work and communicate well with operations personnel and with other departments, including Business Affairs negotiators.
2) Required Experience:
Juris Doctorate, admission to California Bar and strong academic credentials are required.
Candidate must have at least 5-7 years of experience working as a transactional lawyer in a law firm and/or as an in-house counsel.
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