We are seeking a commercial contracts attorney for our client, Grassroots Cannabis (located in the emerging Fulton Market District of Chicago). This is an Adjunct Counsel role on Evers Legal payroll. We are concurrently running a General Counsel search for Grassroots, and the new GC will take charge of making a Corporate Counsel hire. The person in this stop-gap role may be considered for direct hire at that point, but no guarantees.
For the role at hand, our ideal candidate has experience with supply/vendor agreements, real estate contracts, NDA’s, and other commercial agreements. The culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial. As with all roles for this client, we will strongly favor candidates who are enthusiastic about legal cannabis as an emerging industry.
For consideration, please send your resume to Meredith Haydon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call Meredith at 847-475-4222.
Grassroots Cannabis has exclusively retained Evers Legal to recruit the company’s first General Counsel. The client is based in downtown Chicago and is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the United States.
We will favor candidates who are culturally aligned and passionate about the growth of legal cannabis. We do not expect industry related experience, however. We are seeking a public company in-house attorney who has been in, or is ready for, the GC chair. A corporate transactional orientation is preferred. Securities experience a plus but not required. Leadership, ownership of the role, and adaptability in a fast growth environment will win. Experience within a regulated industry a plus, of course.
The role is broad ranging and requires a self-starter who can help create the position, operate within a very collaborative structure and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will lead on important corporate transactions, implement best practices for supporting daily operations from a legal standpoint, and manage local counsel and experts throughout the country with respect to regulatory matters and helping access new markets.
If interested, please send your resume in confidence to email@example.com. For questions, 312-225-1144. Please note that any inquiries made directly to the client will be routed to Evers Legal Search.
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) has retained Evers Legal to recruit a strategically minded intellectual property attorney. Ubiquiti Networks develops new products continually, and therefore a proactive IP lawyer will find this position exceptionally rewarding. This is a company with worldwide operations and a $10B market cap. It’s an engineer friendly culture. Core products include best in class networking devices. A thorough list of products and enterprise solutions is available at www.ui.com.
The company’s legal department is based in Chicago, and this position will office in downtown Chicago reporting directly to the General Counsel. Ubiquiti Networks’ operations are decentralized, so some travel may be required.
Our ideal candidate is a senior associate or junior partner with experience serving the telecommunications or related industries. Candidates with in-house experience will also be considered. You will be the lead IP attorney for Ubiquiti Networks with potential management responsibilities as growth of the function dictates.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-225-1144. Note: Evers Legal is handling this placement exclusively, so any inquiries made directly to the client would be routed to us.
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) has retained Evers Legal to recruit an attorney with in-house Compliance expertise for a broad ranging role. Ubiquiti Networks is a growing provider of networking products and services with decentralized operations worldwide. It is a design and engineering focused culture with a small employee headcount (about 800), but an impressive market cap of $10B. For more on the product line, visit www.ui.com.
This is a newly created position within the company’s Chicago based law department. You will be tasked with proactively auditing the company’s operational compliance needs, drafting policies where needed, and advising the General Counsel. The role is not specific to any one regulatory area, but rather requires a holistic perspective on preventing problems before they occur. As examples, though, operational compliance needs have included export compliance and compliance with EU privacy regulations.
The winner is someone for whom no task is too small (roll up sleeves!), while thinking strategically, issue spotting, and communicating best practices to company leadership.
Our ideal candidate is an attorney who has compliance experience in-house. If interested, please send your resume to email@example.com or call 312-225-1144. Note: Evers Legal has been exclusively retained to handle this opening, so inquiries made directly to Ubiquiti Networks would be routed to us.
from the U.K. to the United States would be a tough transition for any middle
schooler. But Robert and Estelle Watt—West Indian immigrants living in London
with their daughter Verona—sought better opportunities than what London could
provide at the time for their pre-teen daughter. They saw that opportunity in
New York—so the family packed their bags and headed across the Atlantic.
down new roots in Brooklyn, Verona made an effort quickly to fit in. “My
neighborhood Crown Heights wasn’t as gentrified then as it is now, so I relied
on American TV to help me pick up the accent, so I didn’t stand out,” she says.
“Growing up in London and New York—the adversities I faced in those
environments—really shaped who I am today, and I loved having that
Mike pens a monthly career advice column in Corporate
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(law.com) discussing the importance of saying “yes” to clients, landing the
dream job as GC of Facebook, young law firm lawyers with sights on an in-house
career and more.
If you have any topic ideas you would like to see addressed in a future column, please send ideas and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Clark, a reporter from American Lawyer Media, works the in-house counsel beat for Corporate Counsel and he reaches out to me and other specialists in this space from time to time.
Dan recently posed an interesting question, essentially: “Do
certain industries present particularly difficult recruiting
challenges?” The conventional wisdom likely holds that recruiting for growing
information technology companies is easy, as compared perhaps to smoke stack
industries or socially unpopular sectors such as tobacco.
In my experience, however, in-house lawyers are fairly agnostic on industry and tend to focus on the nature of the opportunity. See Cate Flahardy’s general counsel profile of Verona Dorch for an excellent example. I rarely find industry to be a stumbling block when working on a search. In fact, here in the Midwest where I am based, a solid engine manufacturer such as Cummins, or a healthy medical products company like Baxter, have made for much more successful placements when compared to some sexy names like Groupon. I am defining success by the job satisfaction and longevity of lawyers we have placed.
Congratulations to Brandon Baseman, newly placed with SP+ (the leading provider of parking facilities and related services in the United States).
Brandon was most recently the National Negotiator for the National Treasury Employees Union in Washington, DC. This move to SP+ is a return home to the Chicago area for Brandon, who is licensed to practice law in Illinois and received his JD in 2012 from DePaul.
At SP+, Brandon’s role will expand to include a complete range of union and non-union related employment law responsibilities.
Evers Legal thanks SP+ for retaining our firm to handle this placement.
Congratulations to Julia Pilliod, appointed to the position of Assistant General Counsel with Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT). Ubiquiti Networks is a publicly traded fast growing international company, offering a broad range of internet access and networking products including video security, routers, innovative wi-fi solutions and more.
Julia will focus primarily on managing litigation. She brings best practices experience to bear on that task, after serving as head of litigation for The Warranty Group from 2005 through to that company’s acquisition by Assurant last year. Her experience also includes a heavy dose of compliance and risk management.
Evers Legal is grateful to Ubiquiti Networks for retaining our firm to handle the search for this newly created position.
Adjunct Counsel is our preferred term of art for contract attorney work. Why? Because we do not handle lower paying document review work, nor do we have a managed services offering. Instead, our assignments in this area are generally off-shoots from our primary service offering: Recruiting exclusively for law departments.
When our corporate clients seek alternative staffing solutions, we are ready. We continually screen experienced candidates who are open to working through our firm in the field (as W2 employees, not independent contractors). Most of our assignments are full-time and on-site with our corporate clients in the greater Chicago area.
The nature of the work ranges, but our most common request is for commercial generalists with in-house experience. At times, we need subject matter experts… employment law, intellectual property, and securities were particularly in demand last year.
We are putting out a general call to attorneys who might be interested in Adjunct Counsel work, but who have not contacted us yet. We seek to continually build our talent pool. Please email email@example.com with your resume or call 312-225-1144 with any questions. Thank you.