Major Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been engaged by RAI Services Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc., to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel - Commercial for its Winston-Salem, NC office. RAI Services Company ("the Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position. Please do not contact the Company or its affiliates directly; all resumes sent to RAI Services Company or its affiliates will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: The Senior Counsel – Commercial is primarily responsible for all necessary legal support to trade marketing team and its initiatives including but not limited to counsel about and support for: federal and state antitrust laws (with special emphasis on the Robinson-Patman Act); general product distribution laws and issues; pricing issues including state and local pricing laws for tobacco; and other commercial related matters. Antitrust (Robinson-Patman) experience is required. There will be opportunities over time for professional growth for competent and collaborative performers.
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 Company, 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. As of July 2017, RAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Experience: 6+ years of experience in relevant business areas required, and significant experience with antitrust (Robinson-Patman) and distribution areas is mandatory. Larger in-house law department or large law firm experience preferred.
Relocation: Yes, this is a national search.
Bar: Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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