General Counsel

Westwood, MA 02090

Posted: 10/18/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Legal & Compliance Job Number: 81514

A reputable medical consulting practice  in Westwood, MA is seeking a General Counsel to join their team. In this contract role, you will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation. As the General Counsel, you will also lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives to limit risk exposure. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the General Counsel:
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
  • Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients)
  • Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team
  • 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
Requirements for the General Counsel:
  • BS degree in Law or J.D. degree
  • MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an asset
  • Proven general counseling experience in business environment
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
  • Well-versed in how business operate with financial acumen
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “ see around the corner”
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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