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Associate Counsel-Lawyer-Attorney
Lancaster, SC

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Associate Counsel (In-House) will report to the General Counsel and will frequently interact with the senior management. Associate Counsel will provide general legal services to the company, including guidance on various issues related to the company's operations and practices.
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
  • Provide effective identification and mitigation of key business legal risks.
  • Participate and provide guidance in complex business transactions.
  • Draft and review contracts for all aspects of the business.
  • Interact with and manage outside counsel.
  • Work closely with internal departments (e.g., supply chain, production, quality, marketing/sales, and regulatory/government affairs) to help ensure legal compliance in a variety of areas, such as intellectual property, social media, consumer protection/advertising, and various business transactions.
  • Perform other assigned duties as may be required in meeting company objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment.
 
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
 
  • The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5+ years of experience in a law firm and possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Prior in-house experience a plus.
  • Outstanding negotiating, communication, drafting, and writing skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with internal constituents and external organizations, customers, suppliers, and outside counsel.
  • Must have extensive experience negotiating and drafting a wide variety of complex business contracts.
  • Experience in intellectual property and other complex litigation preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to spot key legal issues and identify potential risk mitigation across a range of subject matters.
  • Experience or familiarity with advertising law and promotion of consumer products a plus.
  • Experience in intellectual property law, including licensing of intellectual property rights and intellectual property due diligence, a plus.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively, and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Some travel may be required.
Education and Experience
 
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
  • An active license to practice law in South Carolina (or have the ability to acquire at least a license under Rule 405)
  • 3+ years' experience as a practicing lawyer

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