More than 6 months –
Less than 10 hrs/week –
Virtalinx is actively seeking GENERAL COUNSEL
General Counsel of Virtalinx Company will report to the company President & CEO.
The responsibility of the new General Counsel will be leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives.
The General Counsel will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation,
manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel.
The General Counsel will be directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.
The General Counsel will be directly dealing with all aspects of the corporation involving shareholders, investors, and related agencies and institutions.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on
legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define
a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted.
Selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Advise on legal aspects of the company financing. Including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
Required: Law Degree. Admitted to practice.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates.
The successful candidate should hold a law degree and be a member of the bar.
The successful candidate should have the following experience:
Experience with start-up companies, legal environment in start-up companies, shareholders relationship, Board of directors legal functioning and any other aspects of equity related legal questions.
Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law including patent law, licensing of IP rights, and IP due diligence;
Exposure to and/or familiarity with the following areas of law: securities, antitrust, computer law and privacy;
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors is required.
Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation is required as well as experience with cost effective management of outside legal resources.