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General Counsel

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. This position will operate out of our corporate office located in the West Loop.

Role:

Vital Proteins is looking for an experienced internal General Counsel to join our team! The role will be responsible for consulting and guiding Vital Proteins on a range of legal matters and projects, including contractual review, intellectual property, trademark review, lease review, and employment law. This position serve will as a trusted advisor to the CEO and leadership team, and an integral part of Vital Proteins’ growth.  The role will operate out of our West Loop office and report directly to the CEO.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Acting as internal counsel for Vital Proteins on a range of legal matters including but not limited to: intellectual property, leasing contracts, supplier and vendor contracts, employment law/issues
  • Advising on executive compensation matters, including equity and cash incentive plans
  • Working with department heads on intellectual property and trademark compliance 
  • Overseeing ongoing, or threatened litigation and liability exposure
  • Ongoing maintenance of M&A data room
  • The knowledge of corporate sales and local tax issues, including nexus considerations - understanding impact and able to advise on best practices
  • Selection and management of outside counsel as needed
  • Contract tracking and document storage 
  • Communicating complicated legal issues to senior management

Who you are:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, and licensed to practice in Illinois
  • 5+ years of experience in a related field 
  • Prior in-house experience a plus
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Working knowledge of financial statements and processes
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and cross-departmentally
  • A strong communicator with the ability to build trust and rapport at every organizational level
  • You are passionate about the health, fitness, and/or beauty markets
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