JOB POSTINGS

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LOS Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 
Assistant Counsel or Associate Counsel

Los Angeles, California

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    •  Advises on all aspects of day-to-day legal, policy, and ethical issues for the museum

    • ·Under the supervision and direction of the General Counsel, drafts, reviews, provides legal advice, and, if needed, negotiates agreements in collaboration with the business managers in a wide variety of areas, including public programming, special events, intellectual property, and licensing, tax, compliance with internal policies and procedures, acquisitions, gifts, pledges, exhibitions, new initiatives, technology and software, publishing, real estate, employment /human resources, consulting, communications and marketing, social media, risk management, and insurance, development, security, and facility maintenance

    • When directed by General Counsel, advises, participates in, and provides legal support for claims and other litigation-related issues, including mediation and arbitrations, investigations, discovery, and document production

    • Consults coordinates with and helps supervise outside counsel, as needed

    • Works with General Counsel and senior management in establishing, implementing, and updating museum policies and procedures to ensure they remain compliant with legal requirements and good governance practices

    • Assists with the review of financial statements and informational tax returns for compliance with applicable state and federal legal requirements

    • Participates as needed in advocacy on policy matters, community, and government relations, which may include cooperation with other museums and museum associations

    • Maintains regular and reliable attendance (when working remotely during the pandemic closure and then in-person when the Museum’s offices re-open)

  • QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Juris Doctor degree from a US accredited law school, with excellent academic credentials, and at least 3 years of experience

    • California license to practice law, or ability to become licensed in California

    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal law governing the Office of General Counsel’s primary areas of practice, including: contracts, torts, tax, finance, employment, property, civil procedure, nonprofit governance, intellectual property, and cultural property

    • Excellent analytical, drafting, negotiation, research, and oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively, as part of a small legal team, and with colleagues outside of the legal department and external stakeholders, including outside counsel

    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines with high-quality deliverables

    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly explain complex matters

    • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams

    • Ability to demonstrate good judgment consistently in day-to-day work, carefully assessing multiple variables and balancing competing needs and legal and business perspectives when providing counsel

    • Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards consistently in all aspects of the work, is a role model of behavior, protects confidentiality, and is reliable and trustworthy

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

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Counsel, Allergan Aesthetics

Irvine, California

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work cross-functionally with various departments to meet business objectives.

    • Provide legal advice and assistance related to commercial and marketing programs, new technologies and ventures, and collaborations with third parties. 

    • Develop knowledge of the aesthetics industry, Allergan Aesthetics portfolio, consumer marketing, and loyalty programs, and technology and data analytics relevant to the aesthetics field.

    • Help select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives and manage the project.

    • Sit on senior staff for the Allergan Aesthetics Legal team.

    • Serve as the recognized source, for the business as well as other attorneys, regarding innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, or technology.

    • Be committed to meeting patient and health care provider unmet needs and be energized by rising to new challenges and coming up with creative solutions to serve them.  Be energized by challenging and interesting legal work and novel business problems.

    • Stay abreast of changes in-laws.

    • Identify unmet needs and future legal issues and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes and results for the company and manage risk.

    • Have excellent communication skills both written and oral.

    • Prioritize and manage multiple projects.

  • QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Must possess a J.D. degree, and meet the professional licensing requirement of the state in which they practice.

    • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably as outside counsel.

    • Excellent legal analysis skills, honed judgment, and ability to identify and quickly address critical issues. Ability to support the achievement of pharmaceutical business objectives by providing clear and practical counsel, including evaluating and managing risk.

    • Strong sense of urgency and drive for successful business outcomes in all activities.

    • Pharmaceutical or healthcare experience preferred, not required.

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

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IP Litigation Paralegal

Lake County, Illinois

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Independently manage all facets of discovery in compliance with Federal and State Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, performing all tasks within strict deadlines, having a substantial impact on the Company if deadlines are not met

    • Initial fact investigation for pending and potential litigation

    • Preparation and distribution of Legal Holds

    • Coordinate the collection of and analyze Company documents and data for discovery and other requests

    • Identify documents for privilege logs

    • Assist in deposition preparation of Company witnesses

    • Assist counsel with trial preparation

    • Assist patent attorneys with US and Ex-US patent office extraordinary proceedings

    • Request non-patent literature searches and request publications

    • Collect relevant documents

    • Assist with witness/declarant identification and hearing preparation

    • Respond to Company subpoenas, wage loss verification and requests for information with minimal supervision

    • Negotiation of the scope of the subpoena

    • Identification and collection of documents for review and production in compliance with Federal and State Rules

    • Manage outside law firm paralegals and vendors, including determination and implementation of cost containment

    • Assist with management of departmental records, track responses to Legal Holds and questionnaires for the department and provide discovery related assistance to other paralegals in the department.

    • Assist in handling, preparation and processing of general administrative matters, including bates labeling, copying, redacting and filing; responsible for updating various contact lists and verifying/updating data in various databases

    • Create and provide monthly, periodic and special request reports

  • QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Position requires discretion, independent judgment and critical thinking skills for identifying, reviewing, collecting and producing relevant documents and data in response to discovery requests and subpoenas, identifying witnesses, and managing casework of increasing complexity

    • Strong communication skills required to effectively gather relevant information from business group, interact and negotiate with others, both inside and outside the Company 

    • Strong writing and analytical skills required to independently review, draft and prepare documents

    • Strong organizational, project management and multitasking skills to manage multiple matters, set own work priorities and meet required work deadlines

    • Occasionally perform independent analysis of unique problems of increasing complexity and diversity, and propose solutions to attorney or supervisor

    • Significant contact with outside law firms, clients, employees and company executives

    • Develop and sustain understanding of internal and external patent databases, including IPManager, USPTO, EPO, FDA Orange Book and general working knowledge of patent prosecution process

    • Familiar with research tools: Lexis and Pacer

    • Flexibility to take on special projects and/or additional responsibilities as needed​​

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION