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General Counsel - US qualified

Job Seekers Ireland Legal Professional Services, Retail, Technology

Job Summary

  • Cork City
  • Permanent
  • BBBH784479
  • Jun 09, 2021
  • €120k+
Job Description

This is a great opportunity for a US qualified senior lawyer to join a small in-house legal team of a rapidly-growing company with global reach in the technology sector based in Cork or remotely

This is a great opportunity for a US qualified senior lawyer to join a small in-house legal team of a rapidly-growing company with global reach in the technology sector based in Cork or remotely. Within a collaborative and supportive team, this role offers a chance to work in a fast-paced commercial environment, with responsibility for a wide range of legal matters.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Advising executive, senior management and board on various matters such as legal rights, and new and existing laws.
  • Managing organization's legal matters.
  • Examining and creating draft agreements, such as employment, partners, customer and vendor agreements.
  • Maintaining knowledge of organization's operations and legal documents.
  • Manage the legal team and lead them to excellent performance. Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team
  • Liaising with outside counsel
  • Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
  • Conducting legal research and reviewing company's litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions.
  • Promulgating and creating directives of corporate acts and decisions.
  • Preserving all corporate records.
  • Handling statutory filings, such as licensing forms.
  • regarding their assignments.
  • Creating new entities and managing organization's intellectual property.
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity
  • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Meet legal objectives
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes

General Counsel Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree from accredited, top-tier US law school.
  • 8+ years of practice with an established law firm or company.
  • Proficient legal experience in company legal matters.
  • Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to businesses.
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Consultant Details

Consultant Details

john-cronin
John Cronin
  • Senior Consultant | Legal Recruitment
  • 353 (0) 1 4485631
  • jcronin@morganmckinley.com