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In House Corporate Legal Counsel

Location : Upstate NY
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : Yes

Job Description :

In House Corporate Legal Counsel


Our client, a fast-growing sporting goods manufacturing company located in Upstate NY is looking for an In House Corporate Legal Counsel to join their team as a full-time employee. The In House Corporate Legal Counsel role offers a great opportunity with a rapidly growing company that has the potential to lead to greater responsibility and promotions quickly. This is a critical addition to the team with high visibility within the organization. The In House Corporate Legal Counsel reports to the CEO. You will provide legal counsel and support to executive management and coordinate with outside legal counsel. This role is accountable for providing legal action and mitigating risk.


Essential Responsibilities:


1. Conduct patent searches


2. Ensure inventions have not been previously represented in the public domain


3. File and track patent applications


4. Represent company in infringement cases


5. Structure, draft, review, and negotiate agreements and contracts


6. Maintain contracts and agreements


7. Review sales and marketing materials and give advice on claims, registration and infringement


8. Provide M&A support


9. Guide executive management to ensure compliance with rules and regulations


10. Develop the organization's policies on industry-specific issues


11. Research and analyze the law on complex issues and write a brief for submission to executive team


12. Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and make suggestions for alterations of those documents


13. Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the organization and develop strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk

Required Qualifications :


* 5+ years of experience in providing legal research, advice, and other legal assistance in a corporate legal department

* JD Degree

* M&A experience

* Patent experience

* Trademark experience in a manufacturing environment


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