General Counsel – Consumer Products Company

POSITION ID: GC 1531
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LOCATION: New York
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Princeton Legal Search Group has been retained on an exclusive basis by a consumer products company in Orangeburg, NY to lead the search for a General Counsel. This position requires significant hands-on legal work, and a focus on minimizing outside counsel expenditures.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  • Provides legal counsel and guidance to the officers, employees, and Board of Directors on a variety of legal and policy matters relevant to the Company.
  • Anticipates and identifies legal issues and counsels officers of the Company and other upper management to develop legal strategies and solutions.
  • Reviews, drafts, and negotiates contracts, including without limitation commercial agreements, employment and consulting agreements, customer and vendor agreements.
  • Provides advice regarding employment law matters; investigates and responds to complaints filed with the EEOC and/or related state agencies.
  • Represents or oversees the representation of the institution and upper management in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Selects and oversees outside counsel + develops and manages annual departmental budget.
  • Provides support for financing, mergers and acquisitions, and other key corporate transactions.
  • Advises internal stakeholders and manages outside counsel on the Company’s Intellectual Property portfolio and takes appropriate steps to protect and/or defend the Company’s patent or trademark rights.
  • Maintains the corporate books and records of the Company and its subsidiaries.

 

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, and ability to register as in house counsel with the State of New York if not admitted to the NY Bar.
  • Experience operating in a collaborative, responsive and proactive manner, gaining the confidence and trust of the business partners throughout the organization.
  • Broad generalist experience in areas including without limitation corporate governance, commercial transactions, and employment law.
  • Familiarity with patent and trademark matters is desirable.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ relevant legal experience. In-house experience is highly desirable.

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $275,000 – $350,000.

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