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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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Sep 12,14 USA - GA Duluth

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variety of contract and general legal matters, including contractual... and compensation matters related to independent contractor sales force. Responsibilities include (1) and maintenance of external counsel relationships) In depth knowledge of......

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Sep 09,14 USA - OK Edmond

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Confidential Min 4 yrs required
for providing analysis and counsel on corporate legal issues... such as general contracts, third party agreements,... legal issues Work with outside counsel legal matters as required Represent... the Company or its officials...

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Sep 16,14 USA - NY New York City

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About.Com, Inc. Min 10 yrs required
general counsel The candidate will report... advertising. Work with outside counsel as needed, trademark portfolio... management and defense of About marks, patent coordinate with IAC litigation counsel and outside counsel as......

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Sep 05, 14 USA - TX Fort Worth

In-House, Wellington Insurance 1-3 yrs required
join the Office of general counsel   The Assistant general counsel is responsible for... legal support to the general counsel on a variety... as a resource to general counsel on special projects Step... or others.   Attorney, Lawyer, Assistant general counsel Legal, Law, In-House,......
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Aug 26, 14 USA - MI Auburn Hills

In-House, Chrysler Min 5 yrs required
Auburn Hills, MI The Staff counsel International will act... the Office of the general counsel and be responsible... for... related litigation Actively provide legal counsel and transactional support to... others Effectively manage outside legal counsel Basic Requirements: JD degree with a... complex commercial agreements in general and distribution agreements in......
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Sep 20, 14 USA - CA San Jose

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 2 yrs required
all business transactions including general corporate formation, governance and... compliance matters, acquisitions, mergers, debt and equity financing transactions and will provide strategic counseling to clients. Must ideally have large firm experience Exchange Act of 1934 general corporate formation, governance and......
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Sep 19, 14 USA - NY

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 5 yrs required
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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Sep 08, 14 USA - CT Hartford

Law Firm, McGivney & Kluger, P.C. 1-2 yrs required
with 1-2 years of general liability defense experience.  Excellent... sent by clicking Apply Now with "Litigation Associate" in the subject line.   Litigation Associate general Liability Law, Associate, Attorney,... Lawyer, Law, Legal, Juris Doctor, JD, Litigation Attorney, Law Firm, Employment, Job, Connecticut, Hartford...
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Sep 19, 14 USA - NH

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 2 yrs required
The candidate will handle general representation of businesses and... non-profit organizations in a wide range of sophisticated matters with a particular emphasis in federal and state tax planning and controversies, tax exempt organizations, tax exempt bonds, employee benefits, ERISA and...
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Sep 19, 14 USA - NJ

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 2 yrs required
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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Sep 19, 14 USA - OR

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 1 yrs required
Portland office seeks litigation attorney with 1+ years of relevant experience. The candidate will serve in the areas of personal injury general liability, business and construction... litigation. Experience of clerkship or externship desirable. Oregon Bar membership is required....
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Sep 16, 14 USA - FL Orlando

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 3 yrs required
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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Sep 12, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Law Firm, BCG Attorney Search Min 3 yrs required
Sacramento office seeks corporate attorney with 3-6 years of general business law experience. The... candidate should preferably have experience with entity formation, contract drafting, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financing....
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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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