Also referred to as: Associate Legal Counsel, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel
Requirements and Responsibilities

Associate General Counsel assists in protecting an organization's legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff and manages the operations of legal department. Being an Associate General Counsel identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to top management, and assures legal compliance. May manage attorneys in several legal specializations including tax, litigation, acquisitions, IP, etc. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, Associate General Counsel requires admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to the Top Legal Executive or General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be an Associate General Counsel typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.

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