Established consumer products company seeking an associate attorney with at least 5 years of in-house law practice experience, to work as an assistant to General Counsel. Company is a US-based, growing, privately-held, family-owned business with international subsidiaries and a well-known iconic global brand. Company is located in charming rural Pennsylvania, close to numerous outdoor recreational activities and destinations. Work environment is intellectually rewarding and family-friendly.
A successful candidate will work in a small law department and thus will have opportunities to excel in a wide variety of areas of law. Duties will include performing domestic and international general corporate work including: contracts; third party agreements; vendor supplier relationships; management of external counsel; general litigation support; regulatory matters; hazardous goods shipping; consumer product packaging; employment law; company policies; new products; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property, including, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and licensing; e-commerce; data protection and privacy; social media, sweepstakes, and advertising; international business.
Expected to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a variety of tasks, lead and direct the work of others and exercise a wide degree of creativity.
Law Degree with admission to a state Bar in the USA; must obtain Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License in Pennsylvania if not admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
At least 5 years of applicable in-house law practice experience.
Strong business and financial acumen as well as superior analytical and writing skills.
Experience working for a global company with international operations and /or international sales and distribution preferred.
Ability to effectively present information to middle and senior management.
Ability to respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers, consumers and business community.
Ability to work under sustained pressure.
Willingness to move to and work in rural setting (immediately surrounding area includes Pennsylvania and New York).
Willingness to travel internationally and work with international subsidiary employees and local counsel.
Position offers a competitive salary, with comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, generous 401k and a bonus program.
Please be prepared to provide references and samples of your work.
The Zippo windproof lighter has been a staple necessity for outdoor adventures since . . . well, for more than 80 years. There are many stories of how the light, heat, or case of a Zippo lighter saved the day or saved a life in the company archives. In 2010, the company introduced an all-metal hand warmer that operates on Zippo premium lighter fluid and keeps hands warm longer than any other produ...ct on the market. In 2011, an emergency fire starter kit and flex neck utility lighter were added to the roster of Zippo Outdoor products. As the Outdoor products continue to show very strong sales worldwide, Zippo is developing a Zippo- branded line of robust camping gear and fire accessories scheduled to be introduced later in 2013. Zippo’s diverse product line continues to grow, and now includes lighter accessories; butane candle lighters; watches, men's and women's fragrance, and lifestyle accessories for men; and the developing line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts. Zippo also owns the Ronson brand of lighters and fuel. In 2012, during its 80th anniversary year, Zippo production surpassed the milestone of 500 million lighters since Mr. Blaisdell crafted the first lighter in early 1933. The lighter is ingrained in the fabric of both American and global culture. Today, though most products are simply disposable or available with limited warranties, the Zippo lighter is still backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, “It works or we fix it free.™” In more than 80 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo lighter regardless of the lighter’s age or condition.