Chief Legal Officer-New York City

The PeterSan Group has been retained by a dynamic, growing non-profit organization headquartered in New York City, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as their Chief Legal Officer. This role will be responsible for leading and representing the organization’s corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives worldwide. The CLO is expected to be a highly engaged leader who adds a strong law background to the team and remains active in the practice of law. The CLO is expected to provide a strategic, proactive, and collaborative approach to the legal framework of global business issues.

The CLO works closely with members of the Board to provide legal counsel for short- and long-term strategic plans. This role is directly involved in negotiating complex transactions and critical contracts and provides strategic legal counsel to the leadership team; strategic, institution-wide, decision-making guidance; and, day-to-day counsel to leadership on mission- and business-related matters.

Responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Provide strategic legal advice and analysis to senior leadership regarding legal matters, including legal review and advice on upside, risk, and implications of new projects, programs, and business arrangements to support strategic, and operational decision-making.
  • Be a thought partner to senior staff and volunteer leadership to help design, plan, and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Supervise the flow of contracts. Assist with contract negotiations. Contracts include, but are not limited, to non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, indemnification agreements, investment agreements, licensing agreements, service provider contracts, capital purchase agreements and employment agreements.
  • Provide legal counsel to leadership on disputes which may lead to litigation; monitor and resolve disputes as appropriate.
  • Oversee copyright issues related to webcasting, music, social media, publications, and general intellectual property and communications.
  • Oversee the legal representation of the organization in real estate transactions and issues of real property and land use.
  • Manage and optimize all real estate deals, proposals, and contracts.
  • Manage and perform specific legal research, fact-finding activities, and investigations as deemed appropriate.

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • A minimum of fifteen years’ experience as a practicing attorney, preferably with experience working in both non- and for-profit organizations.
  • Prior practice in a prominent law firm.
  • Demonstrated success managing in-house and external counsel of a large, complex, integrated organization.
  • Experience working with board of directors, audit, and other board committees.
  • A track record of building high performance teams.
  • A record of good judgment, risk awareness, effective interpersonal skills, and successful management of staff and client relationships.
  • Expert priority-setting and project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage a large and varied workload.
  • Skilled at working collaboratively with colleagues and partners from varied backgrounds.

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Vice President, Division General Counsel

Our client, a Fortune 75 technology driven company, is seeking an experienced lawyer with a strong government contracts background to serve as Vice President, Division General Counsel for a multi-billion dollar business unit headquartered in Phoenix.

This position provides legal counsel and assistance to management and the various operating teams to ensure maximum protection of the legal rights of the business unit, and to ensure operations remain within the limits prescribed by law and the business’ contracts with commercial customers. The individual will serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team on matters of strategic importance to the business, establishing key strategic alliances, and risk-opportunity analysis for business transactions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of legal matters across diverse areas of responsibility.
  • Dispute resolution and litigation efforts and strategy, including management of outside counsel as appropriate.
  • Supervision and if necessary, participation in, key customer negotiations of all types
  • Remaining current with federal, state, and local judicial decisions, laws, and other regulations affecting operations and provide appropriate guidance, particularly regarding Federal Acquisition Regulations and related acquisition regulations and policies.
  • Working with the IP team, providing legal guidance and counsel relative to patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

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Director of Intellectual Property-Silicon Valley

Our client, a fast-growing biotechnology oriented company in Silicon Valley, is seeking an experienced patent attorney to join their team as Director, Intellectual Property. This is a critical position that will oversee the IP strategy for the company globally.

Responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Manage a build a world-class intellectual property portfolio, including through the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Oversee global strategy for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.
  • Ensure best practices with respect to inbound and outbound licensing.
  • Conduct validity and non-infringement analyses, patent searching, third-party patent portfolio assessments, freedom to operate analyses, and due diligence.
  • Advise on intellectual-property aspects of corporate partnerships and acquisitions.

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • A strong academic record from top schools, including an undergraduate degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or other life science.
  • Seven to fifteen years of relevant experience at a major law firm and/or an in-house IP department with a demonstrated history of success; prior in-house experience is strongly preferred.
  • Significant professional experience in life sciences and/or biotechnology.

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Vice President, Business General Counsel

Our client, a Fortune 100 aerospace driven company, is seeking an experienced litigator to join their team in a lead capacity. This newly established role, which will be based in Phoenix, will have three main responsibilities: First, overseeing claims, which involves resolving pre-litigation disputes with customers: Second, overseeing licensing business development and lastly, overseeing digitization so that there’s better document management, mapping and the like. Candidates must have strong, broad based litigation experience; an excellent academic record and major law firm experience.

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Division General Counsel, Software/Internet of Things

Our client, a connected enterprise division of a Fortune 100 technology driven company, is seeking an experience commercial attorney to serve as their General Counsel, Software and IoT.

Key responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Provide strategic, business and legal advice in a fast paced growth environment evaluating opportunities and managing risk
  • Drive global commercial sales contract review, negotiation and drafting
  • Drive technology partnerships with customers, partners and developer networks
  • Effectively manage regulatory risk driving global compliance and promoting an integrity and compliance culture
  • Enable Software as a Service (SaaS) transformation driving organizational change to grow our businesses exponentially

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Eight to fifteen years of extensive global commercial experience in software, SaaS, cloud, data and analytics, IoT, intellectual property licensing and/or technology transactions
  • Deep experience executing commercial sales agreements and customer partnerships
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant global laws and regulations

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Chief IP Counsel-Atlanta based

Our client, a multi-billion dollar software division of a Fortune 100 company, is seeking an experienced patent attorney who can lead and execute the intellectual property strategy for the business.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Protect the technology and business model differentiation including managing the IP portfolio and patent prosecution
  • Respond to, manage and resolve IP defensive matters
  • Manage review, negotiation and drafting of IP terms
  • Drive technology licensing and patent enforcement
  • Manage Open Source Software use and contribution

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Registered to practice as a lawyer in a major legal jurisdiction with deep legal experience in patent prosecution, freedom to practice, IP transactions and IP litigation
  • Extensive global experience in software, SaaS, cloud, data and analytics, IIoT, intellectual property licensing and/or technology transactions
  • Strong academics from top schools, including an undergraduate degree in either Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics

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Vice President, Business General Counsel

Our client, a Fortune 75 technology driven company, is seeking an experienced lawyer with a strong government contracts background to serve as Vice President, General Counsel for a multi-billion dollar business unit headquartered in the Southwest.
This position provides legal counsel and assistance to management and the various operating teams to ensure maximum protection of the legal rights of the business unit, and to ensure operations remain within the limits prescribed by law and the business’ contracts with commercial customers. The individual will serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team on matters of strategic importance to the business, establishing key strategic alliances, and risk-opportunity analysis for business transactions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of legal matters across diverse areas of responsibility.
  • Dispute resolution and litigation efforts and strategy, including management of outside counsel as appropriate.
  • Supervision and if necessary, participation in, key customer negotiations of all types
  • Remaining current with federal, state, and local judicial decisions, laws, and other regulations affecting operations and provide appropriate guidance, particularly regarding Federal Acquisition Regulations and related acquisition regulations and policies.
  • Working with the IP team, providing legal guidance and counsel relative to patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

Candidates MUST have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Ten to twenty years legal experience, ideally with major law firm training and large corporate experience
  • Strong government contracts experience
  • Excellent academic credentials from top schools
  • The ability to counsel and advise senior levels of management on a regular basis

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Software Licensing Counsel-California

Our client, a dynamic technology based company based in Silicon Valley, is seeking a software licensing attorney who will provide legal support and direction to a multi-billion dollar global software systems business unit.

Key responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Engage and provide legal support and direction to executive management regarding automation and technology focused aftermarket business.
  • Directly negotiate or oversee the negotiation, structuring, and management of contractual documents that establish business relationships with customer and third parties.
  • Support and navigate a wide range of legal issues including, but not limited to, antitrust, intellectual property (creation, management, enforcement and infringement), licensing, application of international law, EH&S, and regulatory compliance
  • Engagement with internal IP and litigation counsel to enable IP procurement and enforcement strategies that drive meaningful impact to the business.
  • Actively advise, develop and manage copyright strategies for software and data analytic business.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate and drive change management programs in a matrix managed organization

Candidates must have the following qualifications to be considered:

  • Five plus years of legal experience in a major law firm and/or multinational company with a focus on software licensing and other aspects of a software focused business
  • Patent, copyright (software), trade secrets and trademarks
  • Ability to analyze and summarize large amounts of data in relatively short periods
  • Agreements involving IP provisions, including JDAs and research agreements
  • Excellent negotiation skills including first-hand experience of leading negotiations with parties across multiple jurisdictions

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Assistant General Counsel, Litigation

Our client, a dynamic Fortune consumer driven company located in Minnesota, is seeking an experienced and high-level attorney to lead their global litigation efforts

This role will be responsible for the oversight of dockets covering a wide range of disputes, including product liability, personal injury, class actions, commercial and IP litigation. Responsibilities will include the following: Provide strategic litigation oversight to support business objectives; Identify and manage risk to the company, and serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to the Executive Management team and manage global litigation against the company.

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Twelve to twenty years of strong litigation experience, specifically in the areas of product liability and class actions
  • A strong academic record from top schools
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be a strategic and innovative thinker, who is able to manage projects and make quick decisions to resolve problems

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Litigation Counsel-Minnesota

Our client, a dynamic consumer driven company in the Minneapolis area, is seeking an experienced litigator to join their expanding legal function. This role is intended for someone with strong litigation and dispute resolution skills and with experience or willingness to provide legal support in the areas of product safety, advertising, product compliance, and discovery hub programs. This position will get immediate practical experience managing an active caseload and supervising outside Counsel and will have early opportunities for growth providing legal support to internal business clients.

Responsibilities for this role will include the following:

  • Efficiently manage product liability and warranty claims and other litigated matters in a manner that reflects internal priorities and protects company interests.
  • Negotiate litigation settlements and represent company at mediations and trials.
  • Utilize data and metrics to assist legal department in evaluating its litigation management programs and outside counsel and reducing litigation related costs.
  • Provide legal review on a variety of marketing and related materials for internal business clients.
  • Supervise and provide legal support in the discovery process for a variety of different types of litigation.
  • Conduct corporate training on a variety of legal issues.
  • Monitor, review and resolve day-to day legal and regulatory issues as they are assigned.

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • Minnesota licensed attorney with 10+ years of litigation experience, preferably in the areas of product liability and warranty litigation.
  • Strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • A strong academic record from top schools
  • Must be an assertive, self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and superior time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide practical and strategic legal advice to management team

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Patent Counsel-Bay Area

Our client, a dynamic fast-paced technology driven company headquartered in the Bay Area, is seeking an experienced patent attorney to support a significant Business Unit and advise its leadership team. This role will provide counsel on a wide variety of IP issues for a $1B+ business unit.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Provide business and IP/legal advice to a $1B+ global business
  • Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies
  • Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of company’s technologies
  • Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of IP related agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements and government funding agreements
  • Provide advice on various IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks
  • Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with Litigation team regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies and best-known methods
  • Provide training and develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals
  • Manage outside counsel and related budgets

Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science
  • Five to ten years of legal experience with a focus in the following areas: IP landscapes, IP risk assessments and IP sustainability strategies, especially for growth opportunities; Patent portfolio development and management and Agreements involving IP provisions, including JDAs and research agreements
  • A strong academic record from top schools
  • Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence
  • Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly

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Trademark Counsel-Northern Virginia

Fortune technology driven company in Northern Virginia is seeking an attorney to work with a wide range of internal clients regarding availability and protection of trademarks. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: reviewing and analyzing preliminary and comprehensive trademark clearance searches in the US and throughout the world and rendering availability opinions; preparing and filing trademark applications, prosecuting trademark applications and portfolio management; drafting Office Action responses for US trademark filings and managing outside counsel on the preparation of responses throughout the world and evaluating and filing trademark oppositions, cancellations and other similar proceedings. Candidates must have at least six years of substantive trademark clearance, prosecution and maintenance experience.

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Corporate Counsel-Life Sciences

Our client is a dynamic life sciences company headquartered in the New York metro area. We are seeking an attorney will serve as counsel for the company in connection with license agreements, research collaborations, and various business development and sourcing transactions. This role will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements and providing advice to management regarding proposed transactions and compliance with existing contractual obligations, regulations, company policy and general corporate and commercial law. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in drafting agreements and transactional documents, advising on intellectual property matters and technology licensing arrangements, as well as general corporate and regulatory matters specific to the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Works closely with internal clients (including scientific and business leaders) in connection with research collaborations, licensing arrangements and sourcing transactions.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates intellectual property and technology license agreements, research collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • Works closely with the intellectual property group to ensure proper protection of intellectual property assets.
  • Works closely with the regulatory and compliance groups to advise clients on relevant regulatory and legal matters impacting existing or proposed arrangements, including regulations specific to genetic sequencing, privacy, antitrust, as well as general corporate and commercial law.

Candidates must have the following requirements to be considered:

  • Three to ten years of relevant experience with either a major law firm or life science company
  • Demonstrated expertise with negotiating and drafting complex agreements (biotech, pharmaceutical and/or life sciences experience preferred).
  • Technology and intellectual property licensing experience (biotech, pharmaceutical and/or life sciences experience preferred)

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Director, Regulatory Law-New York Metro area

As an integral member of the law department of this high growth biopharmaceutical company, this role will provide legal support to a wide range of internal clients, including commercial, manufacturing, regulatory, procurement, clinical development and R&D. This person will be responsible for advising the Regulatory Affairs department on emerging legal issues and providing advice and counsel on a wide range of regulatory issues in the U.S. and overseas. The attorney will serve as a proactive, solutions-oriented ethical counselor to internal clients.

The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and implementing regulations as well as other laws and regulations impacting the healthcare industry. Experience with the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, privacy laws etc. a plus, as well as a strong academic record from top schools.

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