Assistant General Counsel Job Description

[Insert company name here] is an established and successful law firm specializing in [insert key areas of focus here]

We’re looking for an Assistant General Counsel to work closely with the business team and develop policies, practices, and guidelines concerning state, federal, and international compliance with laws and regulations.


Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiate contracts and advise on all types of commercial matters
  • Counseling senior management and providing business advice at the advanced level
  • Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to top management, and assures legal compliance.
  • May manage attorneys in several legal specializations including tax, litigation, acquisitions, IP, etc.
  • Proactively identify legal matters that require attention
  • Develop practical solutions and communicate the same to the legal department’s business clients, including senior directors and Vice Presidents
  • Prepares and/or reviews contracts involving various substantive areas of law: including commercial, real estate; employment-related documents.
  • Represent the organization in various state and federal regulatory actions.
  • Assist in the company’s acquisition activity (primarily due diligence)
  • Legal research and prepare memos addressed to senior management
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the legal department through the participation in staff meetings’, training, and the positive interaction with internal and external clients


About you

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from an accredited law school and member of a state Bar, preferably [insert name of city], in good standing
    [insert number] years of relevant experience in a medium to a large law firm and/or corporate legal department
  • Providing legal guidance to quality control functions
  • Significant litigation experience on product liability and commercial matters
  • Experience counseling Human Resource department on [insert name of country] labor law matters


What you’ll get in return

The firm offers a generous benefits package along with compensation based on experience level and client orientation.

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Medical insurance plan
  • Dental insurance plan
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Contribution to life insurance plan
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Social, charity, and wellness events


To apply for the role or have a confidential discussion, contact us on [insert recruiter email address] or [insert recruiter phone number]