Deputy General Counsel

New York
May 31, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Contract Type
Rare Opportunity to Join Top Cannabis Corporation Legal Dept – WFH Flex – High Comp – Bonus/Equity

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Salary: $275,000 – $350,000 per year

A bit about us:

A leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high–growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands.

This role is seeking a combination of top law firm transactional experience with 4+ years of in–house experience at a corporation. Please only apply if the below applies to you.

Why join us?
  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Retirement Plan – 401(K)
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short– and Long–Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement Through our Rooted in Good Initiative
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Referral Payment Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Product Discounts

Job Details

Managing the legal function of the company, from contract law to disputes, department management, and acting as secretary to the Board of Directors. The Deputy General Counsel manages a broad range of day–to–day legal functions while improving practice and assisting the Chief Legal Officer in building the department and legal function.
  • Secure and oversee legal coverage for the day–to–day legal matters of the Company from contract negotiation and review, intellectual property protection, real property, commercial disputes, and securities law compliance.
  • Assist the Chief Legal Officer in developing the legal department and function, including budgeting and staffing, developing and implementing legal department processes and software platforms, budgeting and cost control.
  • Assist the Chief Legal Officer in reviewing disclosures and developing processes to ensure compliance with the Company's disclosure obligations.
  • Hands–on legal support of key legal projects, including the negotiation and conclusion of major contractual matters and managing outside counsel in the conduct of disputes.
  • Serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors; preparing for, and attending, Board Meetings; preparing minutes and liaising directly with Directors.
  • Work cooperatively with other leaders in the Legal/Compliance/Government Relations department, including Employment/Labor, Strategic Transactions, Compliance and Government Relations on major initiatives in these areas.
  • Stay abreast of legal, regulatory, and institutional requirements as they apply to the medical and recreational marijuana industry.
  • Oversee the Company's intellectual property portfolio (including strategy, prosecution, and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets).
  • Oversee non–labor and employment litigation and disputes.
  • Assist with PR on regular communications (e.g., press releases) and crisis management.
  • Assist Compliance, IT, and other departments with regulatory compliance.

  • Doctorate Degree (JD)
  • Admission in at least one state bar.
  • 12+ years of experience in corporate law.

•4+ years' experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in–house position.
•4+ years of legal practical experience with an in–house legal department in a public company in a senior role.
  • Demonstrated experience advising public company board of directors and senior executives regarding governance and securities issues.
  • Sound judgment: ability to make clearly reasoned decisions and recommendations.
  • Self–starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness.
  • Experience forging relationships and advising leaders and key stakeholders across large–scale, global companies.
  • Experience drafting complex transactional documents, especially vendor, services, procurement and other business–to–business agreements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to internal customers.
  • Proven experience working in a high–volume environment with ability to manage simultaneous projects in an efficient and timely manner with minimum supervision.
  • Broad, generalist legal knowledge that allows for expeditious problem identification and resolution and a practical, business–oriented approach to legal issues.

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