Vice President, Corporate Legal

Canon Solutions America
Nov 04, 2023
Dec 02, 2023
Trademark Agent
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Overview Snapshot of the Role Do you have a collaborative leadership style and extensive legal experience? Bring your comprehensive knowledge and effective communications approach to this pivotal role in our world–class organization headquartered in Melville, Long Island. We are seeking a leader with solid business acumen to guide Canon's legal strategy as it navigates the emergence of new technologies and an evolving legal and regulatory landscape. The Vice President, Corporate Legal role provides a unique opportunity to become a trusted advisor to multiple lines of business and cross–functional stakeholders. Snapshot of the Team The Legal Division oversees all legal matters pertaining to the organization, including performing shared services for several subsidiaries and coordinating with our parent company and other overseas affiliates. This talented and dynamic team is dedicated to the structuring, negotiation, execution, and related legal support for product sales and distribution (direct and indirect through dealers/distributors/resellers), new product/services development activities, software licensing, advertising/marketing, social media, litigation/commercial disputes, employment law, privacy and information security/governance, intellectual property, IT, procurement, joint ventures and collaborations, customer support, real estate, and corporate governance. Responsibilities Your Impact – Provide strategic leadership and direction on legal matters, setting clear objectives and fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration. – Identify and assess legal risks associated with business activities and develop effective risk mitigation strategies. – Draft, review, negotiate, and drive to resolution a broad range of agreements related to product sales and distribution, software licensing, marketing and advertising, privacy, procurement and other areas, as dictated by business needs. – Lead strategic planning, budget and expense management, operations, policies, and staffing for the Legal Division. – Oversee legal matters handled by outside counsel. – Maintain a customer–centric focus and drive continuous improvements to Canon's legal processes. – Develop a strong rapport to collaborate with Canon's leadership team and key stakeholders across the organization. Qualifications About You: The Skills & Expertise You Bring – Juris Doctor (JD) degree or equivalent or an LLM/LLB professional designation – Must be a member of the New York State Bar Association – 20+ years of progressive legal experience in a corporate and/or law firm setting – Proven track record in complex commercial transactions, contracts and other areas of law described above – Solutions–oriented strategic thinker with sound judgment and the ability to provide practical advice by balancing business needs with legal risks – Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively across teams to meet shared objectives – Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively communicate complex legal matters to executives and non–legal stakeholders – Ability to multi–task, working on own legal matters while advising/consulting colleagues on multiple projects and issues on matters they are handling and performing general managerial tasks – Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to resolve complex legal matters What Will Set You Apart – Proven leadership experience in a corporate legal department or in–house counsel at the VP/senior management level is preferred Who We Are Talent Fosters Innovation. Do you want your next professional experience to be filled with purpose and opportunity, world–class team members, and impactful work? Driven by our mission of exceeding customer expectations with our technologies and enriching the lives of our local communities and staff, we are a phenomenal team working collaboratively toward common goals. Our employees have a strong work ethic, creativity, and a cooperative spirit. We believe in integrity, respect, empowerment, and making a difference in the communities we serve. There is a strong sense of pride in what we do individually and together as a team. Join us and discover what it means to work for a global digital imaging leader with an unparalleled reputation for quality and innovation. What We Offer You'll be joining a leader in digital imaging and innovation with an immense opportunity to make an impact and create your own rewarding career. We demonstrate commitment to our employees by offering a full range of rewards, including competitive compensation and benefits. And Even More Perks! – Employee referral bonus – Employee discounts – Free morning coffee – "Dress for Your Day" attire program – Casual dress (including jeans!) is welcome – Volunteer opportunities to give back to our local community – Swag! A Canon welcome kit and official merch you can't get anywhere else The company will not pursue or support visa sponsorship for this position. We are providing the anticipated base salary range for this role; $291,000 – $436,000. This role is eligible for a MBO bonus under the terms of an applicable plan. Company Overview About our Company – Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business–to–business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.3 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2022 and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners. Canon U.S.A., Inc. offers a competitive compensation package including, for eligible positions, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) Savings Plan, discretionary profit sharing, discretionary success sharing, educational assistance, recognition programs, vacation, and much more. A more comprehensive list of what we have to offer is available at We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, orders and mandates, including those we may be required to follow as a federal government contractor/subcontractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are not reviewing this job posting on our Careers' site , we cannot guarantee the validity of this posting. For a list of our current postings, please visit us at Workstyle Description Hybrid – This position is full time and offers a hybrid work schedule requiring you to be in the office two company designated days a week and an option to work from home the remainder of the week (unless a specific business need arises requiring in office attendance on other days). Note that work schedules and office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.