General Counsel

$160,000 - $180,000 yearly

Job Category:Executive Search

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Skokie, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:127832

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Job Description

LaSalle Network is partnering with an award-winning professional services firm in Chicagoland that is seeking a General Counsel to provide regular and ongoing legal advice to the firm regarding corporate governance, general business matters and compliance.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts with clients, vendors and third parties; manage system to track active contracts
  • Research international, federal, state and local laws and regulations and determine how they could impact the firm’s business; present implications of those laws and regulations to firm leadership
  • Participate in the selection, management and evaluation of any outside counsel
  • Provide training to ensure firm employees are knowledgeable regarding compliance and relevant legal topics
  • Conduct due diligence on potential business transactions
  • Advise on routine employment matters, including employment agreements and separations
  • Provide legal advice on the company’s intellectual property portfolio, including copyrights, trademarks and patents
  • Manage the firm’s insurance, licensures and professional registrations

General Counsel Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing to at least one US state bar
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably with 2+ years in-house experience
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts and legal documents
  • Ability to direct and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Capacity to translate complex legal issues into easy to comprehend concepts for firm employees and leadership
  • Occasional travel (roughly 10%)

Thank you,

Amy Watson
Associate Principal
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.