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Associate Legal Director - Corporate Capital Markets

Date Posted: 11/8/2021

Job #1590282
Chicago, Illinois
In-House Counsel

Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry Company, has partnered with our client, a rapidly growing consumer products company in the cannabis/pharmaceutical industry, on their search for an Associate Director of Legal Operations at their headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. This role will report to the General Counsel/Vice President of Legal and will work with others in the Legal Department on a range of corporate transactional matters related to securities filings, capital markets, finance transactions and corporate governance issues.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the company’s securities documentation and filings; as well as various capital markets, corporate finance, and equity/debt related transactions
  • Assist other members of the in-house legal team with projects related to due diligence, contract negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures of newly acquired assets; real estate transactions, and employment matters; and provide support to HR team as necessary.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various contracts, including vendor and supply agreements, software agreements, NDAs, and real estate documents; 
  • Assist with all components of entry into new markets, including drafting and editing license applications and renewals.
  • Manage relations with outside counsel and vendors as needed.

Required Skills & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed to practice law in Illinois and/or other state in which the company operates (Ohio, New York,  Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania)
  • 3 – 6 years of legal experience at a nationally recognized law firm or in-house legal department 
  • Must have strong corporate transactions, including with securities matters, SEC filings, and capital market
  • Experience advising clients in the consumer retail, pharmaceutical, and/or life sciences industries a plus but not required
  • Must be willing to be available to travel occasionally.

Educational & Work Requirements:

  • Degree: Juris Doctor
  • Work Experience: 3-7 years in corporate law

Title:  Associate Director of Legal (In-House Corporate Attorney)

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Client Industry: Pharmaceuticals / Consumer Products

Lucas Group ID: 1590282

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