The General Counsel (GC) will serve as a key advisor to the leadership team and participate in decision-making and strategy development for the business, while maintaining the goal of reducing risks and protecting the assets and the reputation of the company. The GC will be responsible for all legal affairs, including corporate governance, compliance, licensing, commercial contract review, intellectual property, acquisitions and dispositions, litigation and claims, and real estate leases.
The successful candidate will be a generalist capable of providing legal support to all areas of the organization. It is important that the individual in this role is collaborative and solution-oriented. The GC will evaluate complex legal and business issues in depth, and demonstrate the willingness and ability to tackle a variety of projects simultaneously while also meeting demanding deadlines.
To achieve these goals, the GC will have the support of a staff of 4-6 full-time attorneys and paralegals. On large or special projects or transactions, outside counsel will be available to augment the team with expert advice. The GC will bring appropriate management skills and business judgment to marshal these resources, striking an appropriate insourcing/outsourcing balance and meeting deadlines as needed.