The Associate Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing a broad range of legal services to the Company, with a significant focus on food law, marketing law, regulatory matters and contract drafting and negotiation. She/he will report directly to and work closely with the Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. and will be a business partner who will collaborate effectively across the Company.
The position will be based in Parsippany, NJ.
Preparation and review of packaging and labeling for food products in compliance with the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act and other regulatory requirements.
Reviewing advertising and promotional materials, including point of sale materials, coupons, press releases, websites, social media, print, television, etc.
Counseling on substantiation requirements for a wide variety of product claims, including handling any related challenges from regulators or competitors.
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various agreements, including agency, promotion, sampling, supply, sales, information technology, product guaranty/hold harmless agreements and other commercial agreements.
Providing guidance on intellectual property (primarily trademark and copyright) protection.
Providing litigation support as necessary.
Who we are looking for:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in New Jersey (or willing to obtain an in-house limited license).
4-6 years of experience as an attorney with food law and marketing law experience in a top law firm or corporation (in-house at a CPG company preferred)
Knowledge of FDA regulations is required.
Demonstrated ability to be a pro-active team player and partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative environment to achieve stated business objectives while minimizing risks
Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
Professional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complicated legal concepts to understandable business terms.
Must present a professional image.
Ability to maintain the highest degree of ethics.
Highly motivated and positive attitude.
Must be able to travel as required (domestic & international).
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