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Many attorneys who spend some of their years in government jobs or in a law firm sometimes decide afterwards to move to in-house careers. As they grow in their careers, they can decide to take on more responsibilities and challenges, such as leading the entire legal organization. If such challenges cannot be found in their jobs, they may go outside to look for these challenges.

For someone who needs a General Counsel Job, he has to have proper judgment and leadership. To be a general counsel, it is important to have broad knowledge about the legal field. To be able to become a general counsel, it is important to have the knowledge in executive compensation, employment and labor, compliance, dispute and risk management, litigation, and corporate government with securities and corporate legal matters. In case you want to be a general counsel, you need to pursue the opportunities and get the experience that is needed in the legal area. If you are an in-house attorney, you are responsible for strengthening your team and developing opportunities for your successor.

The general counsel has to report to the CEO or to the president of the company. The responsibility of the counsel is to lead tactical legal and corporate strategic initiative. The general counsel can provide the senior management with effective advice for the company implementation and strategies that manage the legal functioning of the company. The general counsel will be involved in the complex business transaction and in negotiating the business contract.

Other areas of work include the development and the definition of the company's program, procedures and policies. They can get involved in company guidance and counsel about the company's legal matters as well as any implications. The counsel has to serve as a key legal and lawyer advisor when it comes to the business transactions, divestitures and acquisitions.

He also has to judge the merits for the major court cases that are filed on the behalf of the company or against the company. He has to work with the appropriate executives in order to define the strategies and to approve the settlements whenever it is necessary. He has to assume responsibility for making sure that his company is being compliant with the regulations and the laws of the area they operate. He is the one who needs to evaluate the legal needs of the company.
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Oct 24,14 USA - TX Houston

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insurance defense, workers’ compensation general liability, collections, and contract... not limited to, attending hearings, mediations and depositions, contact with courts, opposing counsel and clients.   Portable business... preferred, but not required....

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Oct 28,14 USA - CA Sacramento

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Assistant general counsel Duties: Work collaboratively... and colleagues in providing general legal services for the... providing legal services in assigned matters, in conjunction with other in-house or outside legal counsel

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Oct 27,14 USA - PA Philadelphia

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general counsel Duties: Will manage all... negotiate contracts. Manage outside counsel and lead in-house legal... team. Provide legal advice on various matters, including FTC/advertising law compliance, business risks/deal structuring, and human...

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Oct 02, 14 USA - PA Philadelphia

In-House, Zoomer Min 2 yrs required
one. As the Associate general counsel of Risk Management... on. The role: As Zoomer’s Associate general counsel of Risk Management,... incredibly seriously. The Associate general counsel of Risk Management... responsibility of the Associate general counsel of Risk Management... income. As the Associate general counsel of Risk Management counsel
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Oct 20, 14 USA - NY Uniondale

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Uniondale office seeks general liability attorney with 5+... years of defense of general liability/automotive liability matters experience.... The candidate should preferably have experience in preparing answers, handling appearances and motion practice. Must be licensed to practice law in the State...
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Oct 30, 14 USA - NJ Newark

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Newark office seeks mid-level tax attorney with 2-6 years of experience and background in general federal income tax. The... candidate should have New Jersey Bar admission....
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Oct 29, 14 USA - MO Kansas City

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City office seeks litigation attorney with 2-4 years of general and commercial experience. The... candidate should preferably have a background in IP litigation. Previous law firm or judicial clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Must be licensed to practice law in...
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Oct 29, 14 USA - CA Los Angeles

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 3 yrs required
with 3-5 years of general business and real estate... experience. The candidate should have experience in drafting pleadings, law and motion and other briefs, research, document review, case organization, and responding to discovery if on junior side. Must also have...
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Oct 29, 14 USA - NY New York City

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New York City office seeks tax attorney with 1 year of general tax experience. The candidate... must possess an LL.M. degree and be admitted to practice in New York....
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Oct 29, 14 USA - CA San Francisco

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San Francisco office seeks mid-level tax attorney with 3-6 years of experience in general transactional tax work. The... candidate should have comparable law firm experience. California Bar admission is strongly preferred....
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Oct 28, 14 USA - FL Orlando

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Orlando office seeks employment attorney with 3+ years of general labor and employment law... experience. The candidate must have substantial federal court litigation experience. Deposition and/or trial experience preferred....
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Oct 23, 14 USA - NY Melville

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Melville office seeks general liability attorney with 2-3... years of defense work experience....
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Oct 18, 14 USA - CA San Jose

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Park office seeks attorney with 1-3 years of general venture experience. The candidate... should have experience with private offerings, capital, emerging company corporate transactions and public company representation and public offerings. Membership to the State Bar of California is required....
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A promising new hotbed of general counsel work is in the booming clean technology field. Clean technology is a field that is growing rapidly, and its primary aim is to supply power through environmentally friendly means. Thus, businesses like solar energy companies and companies providing other high-tech clean solutions are looking for general counsels.

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