Category Archives: Open Positions

Assistant GC (Compliance) / Ubiquiti Networks

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 mike@everslegal.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.

Ace Hardware / Corporate Counsel

Ace Hardware (The Helpful Place!) has retained Evers Legal to recruit a Corporate Counsel for a direct hire generalist role with promising career path potential. Supporting daily operations, you will learn the business, interface with internal clients routinely, and work in a collaborate team environment.

Specific “to dos” of the job entail the full range of commercial contracts negotiating and drafting, such as supplier/vendor agreements, real estate, NDAs, marketing, media… and much more.

The winning candidate will have 5 – 8 years of legal experience. Although we tend to favor candidates with some in-house experience, this opportunity is also open to straight-from-law-firm candidates. The critical criteria frankly is culture fit… we want the ego-free attorney who plays well with others, including their colleagues in the law department. Commercial/transactional experience highly preferred. Candidates with primarily litigation oriented backgrounds are unlikely to move forward.

Position location is Ace Hardware headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. Relocation not anticipated. Local candidates preferred. Non-local candidates willing to move at his/her own cost may be considered.

To submit a resume and for more details, please contact Meredith Haydon at mhaydon@everslegal.com and 847-475-4222.

General Counsel / Nutritional High

Evers Legal has been exclusively Retained to recruit the first General Counsel for Nutritional High, a publicly traded (Canadian stock exchange) start-up in the emerging cannabis industry. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial attorney who can solve problems, take initiative, and add real value.

The position is based in Emeryville, CA, just north of Oakland and about 10 miles from San Francisco. You will essentially take charge of all legal aspects of U.S. operations. We seek a corporate background — commercial transactions, M&A, etc. We do not need securities expertise, as that is handled via outside counsel in Toronto. Cannabis industry experience a plus but truly not required. Experience working in a regulated environment obviously helpful. A current Senior Counsel or Assistant General Counsel seeking his or her first GC role = likely ideal. But we will consider straight-from-law-firm candidates who can demonstrate the right culture fit. Litigators are respectfully discouraged from applying. We want a candidate who can bring commercial transactions best practices to the table.

Target experience level is 7 to 12 years. Local candidates preferred, but we will accept resumes from all and then assess as the candidate base develops. Please send resume to mike@everslegal.com. Thank you.

Contract attorney / Grassroots Cannabis

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 mhaydon@everslegal.com. For questions, call Meredith at 847-475-4222.

General Counsel / Grassroots Cannabis

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 mike@everslegal.com. For questions, 312-225-1144. Please note that any inquiries made directly to the client will be routed to Evers Legal Search.

Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property

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 mike@everslegal.com 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.

Adjunct Counsel

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 info@everslegal.com with your resume or call 312-225-1144 with any questions. Thank you.

Another “conversion” hire

Congratulations Ricky Kalra!  Ricky has been working long-term via Evers Legal as an Adjunct Counsel with US Foods.  We just learned that Ricky will be hired directly by US Foods and we could not be happier for him.  He worked hard in a contract role, he was patient, and he is now being rewarded for both.

This marks the 6th time in 2018 that an attorney who started as an Adjunct Counsel via Evers Legal has been hired directly by our law department client.  The lingo in our world for this is a temp to perm conversion.  We are careful to never promise such an outcome when someone pursues an Adjunct Counsel assignment via Evers Legal.  But here is, indeed, more evidence that sometimes it’s a very effective way to get one’s foot in the door.

As a reminder to our clients, we have a singular focus:  placing attorneys (and attorneys only) with corporations.  We do not handle law firm work.  Within this singular focus, however, we do offer two service lines:  traditional direct hire search, at the highest General Counsel level to specialized non-managerial level hires, AND on-site assignment placement.  For the latter, our attorneys are fairly paid W2 benefits eligible employees, giving you the flexibility to add talent to your law department without adding to your payroll.

Congrats Ritu Vig

Congratulations Ritu Vig for joining SP+ as its new Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel.  SP+ is a $1B+ publicly traded leader in parking and transportation services, based in Chicago.

Ritu’s background includes senior level in-house positions with R.R. Donnelley & Sons and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, prior to which she did her BigLaw teeth cutting at Katten Muchin and Dykema Gossett.  She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and a JD from Illinois.

Evers Legal is grateful to SP+ for the opportunity to handle this search.

Assistant General Counsel / Commercial Litigation

Evers Legal has been exclusively Retained by Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq: UBNT) to recruit an experienced in-house litigation attorney to create and lead a litigation management role, with the stated goal of implementing best practices for outside counsel engagement, litigation cost control, and strategic oversight.

This position will be based in Chicago, reporting to the Chicago based Chief Legal Officer of the company.  You will enjoy executive level interaction and have a chance to make a meaningful difference in the company’s bottom-line.

Ubiquiti Networks is a lean business with a laser focus on designing best in class IT products.  80% of the company’s employees are engineers, and the right candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial culture.

The winning candidate will have a track record of implementing litigation best practices and cost controls for a corporate law department.  Respectfully, we are not interested for this position in candidates for whom this would be the first in-house move from a law firm. The winner does not need an IT background.  We are open to candidates coming from unrelated industries or larger companies.  Significant litigation oversight and management is the key criteria.

Interested candidates, please start with an inquiry email or resume send to:  mike@everslegal.com.  Thank you.