Major Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been engaged by Reynolds American, Inc. to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel – Patents/R&D/Regulatory for its Winston-Salem, NC office. Reynolds American, Inc., ("the Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Reynolds American or its affiliates directly; all resumes sent to Reynolds American or its affiliates will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: This position provides legal advice and consultation on matters related to: (1) patent drafting, clearance and review; (2) regulatory issues at both the state and federal level relating to the design, manufacture and/or testing of company products; (3) Research and Development Department product initiatives; and (4) other matters as assigned.
Firm: "Hot" does not begin to describe Reynolds American Inc. (RAI). The holding company holds the #2 spot among US makers of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco through its subsidiaries, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and American Snuff Company. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company produces many of the top-selling cigarette brands: Newport, Camel, and Pall Mall. It also makes and markets smoke-free Camel tobacco products. American Snuff Company offers moist snuff under the Grizzly and Kodiak brands. RAI businesses also include cigarette maker Santa Fe Natural Tobacco, e-cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and nicotine gum maker Niconovum USA. RAI was established in 2004 as the result of the merger of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown & Williamson, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco that owns 42% of RAI.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Experience: 5 – 8+ years of experience at a law firm and/or corporate law department counseling on patent clearance matters. Member of patent bar. Experience practicing before the Food and Drug Administration highly desirable. Experience managing outside counsel, including establishing and managing project budgets, desirable.
Relocation: Yes, this is a national search.
Bar: Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and USPTO.
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