Aaron Consulting, Inc.™
Aaron Consulting was the exclusive representative for the following completed assignments:
General Counsel – Midwest or Napa Valley, CA: Midwestern-based vertically integrated private company seeks a general counsel to lead the legal function and join their executive team. Candidates should have 15+ years broad-based legal experience with multiple employers. Position will involve real estate, general business/operations matters, financing, transactions, human resources and employment law, intellectual property and licensing, litigation, and outside counsel management. Parent company owns well-regarded operating entities in the real estate, specialty store, restaurant, alcoholic beverage production, liquor distribution, and other sectors. Any relevant industry experience is highly preferred. Prior attorney supervisory and management experience is required. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse portfolio of companies and play a bigger role in a smaller environment.
Senior Counsel –
Senior Counsel –
General Counsel & Secretary:
Publicly held Midwestern medical device manufacturer and developer with
stellar executive management team seeks an attorney with 10+ years
experience to lead the corporate legal and secretarial function.
Candidates should possess a strong general corporate legal background in
mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate finance,
securities, and corporate governance. Prior hands-on legal department
management experience is preferred. Exposure to licensing and
management of intellectual property legal matters is helpful. This
position is part of the company’s Executive Team.
Property Counsel – Massachusetts:
$2+ billion publicly traded chemical/specialty materials company
seeks an IP attorney with 7–10+ years legal experience to provide
counsel, support and assistance in patent and technology
protection/exploitation to certain company business units.
Position will direct the technology portfolio protection process
from innovation identification through trade secret
establishment/maintenance and patent preparation/prosecution/maintenance.
Position is located at a business unit technology center, and will
be the sole attorney at this location.
Additional responsibilities will include negotiating and drafting
agreements for joint development and technology exchange, and managing
budget and resource allocation. Position
reports to Chief IP Counsel of company, and may require assisting in IP
components of M&A activity. Candidates
must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and have a background in
chemistry, chemical engineering, or a similar discipline.
Light travel is required. Current
or previous in-house experience is very strongly preferred.
Assistant General Counsel, Labor & Employment – MO:
traded heavy industry company seeks an attorney with 8+ years experience
in labor and employment law. Position
is responsible for counseling management and human resources personnel
concerning labor, employment, health, safety, compensation and benefits,
and contractual issues. Position
also manages general litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Additional responsibilities include negotiating and drafting
commercial agreements and drafting company policies and plan documents.
Previous experience in the utility/energy industry is beneficial.
Position is open due to prior placement’s advancement within
Assistant General Counsel
& Assistant Secretary – MO:
$3 billion publicly traded industrial company seeks an M&A and
securities attorney with 6+ years experience to join its lean legal
department. This position
offers a leading role as legal counsel on matters pertaining to mergers
& acquisitions (55%), ’34 Act securities compliance and corporate
governance (45%), and corporate finance (5%). As
lead corporate counsel, this position has significant contact with
executives at the highest level of the company.
Prior experience directly
counseling public company board members, especially Audit Committee and
Compensation Committee members, is strongly preferred.
An undergraduate accounting degree or CPA designation is preferred.
Having an MBA or additional business experience is also helpful.
Three persons employed in this position have succeeded in becoming
General Counsels of this and other peer companies.
Commercial Contracts Counsel – Midwest : Fortune 50 manufacturer seeks an attorney with 4-7+ years commercial contracting experience, dealing with large-scale service and product suppliers, to join the legal team of a growing, $8 billion division of $30 billion product group. This position will support the senior supplier manager and an executive team in charge of maintaining, refurbishing, and repairing complex technological products. Candidates must be experienced in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial agreements. Additional experience with contract litigation and manufacturing industry regulatory matters is a plus, as is experience handling supplier bankruptcies. Candidates must be able to serve as the sole attorney to the division’s executive leadership, as well as function as a member of a dynamic legal team. Graduating in the top 10% of a law school class or from a top law school is required. This company offers exciting career growth for highly motivated individuals, and is an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to transition from a high-quality law firm career to one with an American industrial icon.
Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance
Corporate Counsel - MO: Major agribusiness company with $50 billion in sales seeks a commercial contracts and transactional attorney with 4+ years experience to join its legal team. Position is responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts and agreements, as well as handling some M&A, joint venture, and other transactional assignments. Knowledge of commodities regulation and futures trading is a plus.
Chief Counsel, Global Trade Controls: Fortune
100 manufacturer seeks an attorney to lead its trade controls practice in
Assistant Corporate Secretary – Chicago: One of the nation’s most well-respected Fortune 50 corporate headquarters, based in a major league city, seeks an attorney to join its extraordinary legal team. This position serves as the chief corporate governance and securities counsel for the company. As the company’s legal expert, candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years exceptional experience on matters pertaining to all facets of ’34 Act and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Candidates must have experience directly counseling Board and Executive Team members on these matters. Experience must include preparing and filing annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, earnings releases and other reporting obligations. Prior Fortune 250-level corporate boardroom exposure is strongly preferred, as is experience providing counsel on corporate officer compensation issues.
Counsel – Pacific Northwest: Fortune 50 industrial manufacturer seeks an attorney with 8–20+ years experience to support its major commercial products business. Position is responsible for large-scale, often global commercial transactions, resolving issues arising from international legal work, and assisting with follow-up product support within the group. Candidates should possess in-depth sophisticated commercial transactional experience, and have some exposure to or familiarity with export issues, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and offset agreements. This is an exciting opportunity to join a great legal team. Position is open due to internal promotion.
Chief Counsel, M&A – Chicago: Fortune 50 company seeks a highly experienced Mergers & Acquisitions attorney to join its legal team at its corporate headquarters and lead the M&A function for the legal department. Qualified candidates will possess 10+ years experience being in the center of multi-billion dollar transactions of significant complexity, and also be very experience in finance matters. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting employer in an exciting industry.
Counsel – Missouri: Publicly traded national provider of healthcare services seeks an attorney to manage Medicare appeals process. Candidates should possess 3+ years experience with Medicare appeals, either as the payee or payer, and be able to manage a high volume caseload. Additional medical education or training is helpful, and familiarity with skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals is beneficial.
Assistant General Counsel – Texas: Multi-billion dollar wholly owned subsidiary of Fortune 50 international manufacturer seeks an attorney with 10+ years experience to join and assist in managing its lean legal department. Primarily responsible for negotiating contracts as well as providing counsel on matters pertaining to business strategy for global wholesale parts operations. Candidates must possess extensive commercial contract negotiating experience, dealing with drafting small and large, short-term and long-term supply and procurement agreements. Additional exposure to employment law, sophisticated transactions similar to M&A, export controls, antitrust, and EU concerns is a plus. Some prior business experience or experience on a strategic lean business team highly preferred. Previous attorney supervisory experience is a plus. Exposure to sophisticated high technology or aerospace products is a plus. This opportunity provides upward mobility within the organization for the right candidate.
IT Counsel – Washington: Major high technology manufacturer seeks an attorney with 8+ years experience to grow its Information Technology legal practice. Candidates should have experience with electronic access agreements, privacy and security issues and regulations (personally identifiable information), technology licensing, VoIP, and basic intellectual property transactions. Knowledge of export laws and EU Safe Harbor Privacy Rules is helpful. Company possesses one of the largest non-governmental intranets in the world. This is a great opportunity for a motivated attorney to grow and develop this position and make it their own.
Corporate Counsel – Indiana: Privately held manufacturer headquartered in North Central Indiana has created an opportunity for a second attorney to join its company. The person selected will have 5+ years legal experience and will handle a wide variety of day-to-day legal matters including general commercial litigation management pertaining to product liability and warranties, commercial contracts, intellectual property, employment and corporate governance. Person will also be directly involved in business matters, including litigation prevention, contract negotiations and policy formation. Strong preference for candidates with some knowledge of manufacturing-related legal issues and strength in handling broad-based litigation. Position will report to the General Counsel. This family run, team-oriented company offers stability, professional growth, and highly competitive compensation for the right candidate.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary –
Chief Counsel, Environmental, Health & Safety – Northwest: Fortune 50 manufacturer seeks an executive attorney with a minimum of 15 years experience to be the lead lawyer supporting Environmental, Health & Safety activities and manage the supporting law practice. Position is responsible for oversight of the full range of federal and state environmental, health and safety legal issues—including managing related internal litigation and outside counsel—for a company with multiple U.S. manufacturing and office sites and some international sites. This position is also responsible for personnel and administrative management of the EHS legal team, including work assignment and distribution, oversight and guidance, and attorney development and hiring. A background in business and commercial contract issues related to environmental, health and safety law is required.
Assistant General Counsel – Chicago: Growing, well-regarded, privately held real estate developer and property manager with relationships with national and regional retailers seeks a real estate attorney with 4–12+ years experience to negotiate, draft and review a wide variety of real estate contracts and transactions, including leasing and related documents. Development projects are both retail and residential in nature, while leasing work is 100% retail. Company seeks a great team player who enjoys making significant contributions within a comfortable work environment.
Counsel – Employment and Commercial Litigation:
Multi-billion dollar heavy industrial manufacturer headquartered in the
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs (Midwestern Major League City):
Growing central regional office of multinational utility
corporation seeks their lead regulatory attorney with 5 – 10+ years
experience in utility, regulatory, or administrative law at the state or
multi-state level. All
candidates must have experience negotiating and litigating rate cases and
resolving other regulatory dockets. Natural
gas, electricity, water, or telephone service (not cellular or cable),
preferably in multiple states (including MO, IL, IN, OH and IA).
Previous employment at a public service commission is preferred.
Exposure to litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or
arbitration is helpful. Candidates
should be self-motivated and business savvy.
Position is open due to growth.
General Counsel – Midwest: ENR 100 general contractor seeks an attorney with 10+ years progressive legal experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts, combined with construction litigation experience, to be its corporate headquarters general counsel. Previous hands-on negotiating experience on both private and public (local, state and federal) contracts is strongly preferred. Highly visible position reports directly to the CEO and will include very active participation on the Executive Management Team. Position will manage commercial and claims litigation and risk management nationwide. Additional well-rounded experience participating in M&A activities, administrative functions, labor and employment law, licensing, and corporate governance is not required but helpful. An undergraduate engineering or construction related degree or M.B.A. is not required, though may be helpful. Prior private practice experience is strongly preferred. Company is located in the suburb of a major league Midwestern city.
Contracts – Southeast: Attorney opportunity with
high-profile Fortune 100 unit. Person will be the sole site counsel
and provide government contracting and operations counsel to help develop
several of the world's most interesting government contracts defense
programs. Minimum of 10 years
former major defense systems experience with the military, a defense
contractor, or with a government contracts practice group in a major law
firm is strongly preferred. Past
experience must have an emphasis on drafting, reviewing and
negotiating terms of sophisticated government contracts and not
litigation experience. Additional experience with
commercial transactions (subcontracts), export compliance, international
transactions, and employment law is beneficial. Position offers
extensive interaction at multiple locations with other senior business and
legal executives, along with high-ranking government contracts officials.
All candidates must possess strong "executive presence".
Extremely desirable family-oriented location. Open for a
second time due to promotion of our previously placed employees with this
Property Counsel – Virginia: Fortune
50 industrial corporation seeks an IP attorney with 10+ years
transactional and heavy data rights experience to provide legal advice and
support to its major defense group. Position
will advise business leaders, and prepare and negotiate intellectual
property provisions and agreements concerning a broad range of government,
commercial, and international transactions involving some of the world’s
most sophisticated uses of cutting-edge technology.
Such transactions will include government contracts, subcontracts,
license agreements, mergers & acquisitions, teaming and joint
development agreements, software agreements, firewall and proprietary
information protection procedures, non-disclosure agreements, infringement
investigations, and product clearances.
Candidates should possess a diverse IP background with a proven
track record involving
Government Contracts Counsel – Midwest: Major defense contractor seeks senior attorney with 10+ years legal experience to advise on the formation, execution, and administration of complex weapon system prime contracts, teaming agreements, and other contractual arrangements. Substantial experience in government contracting and procurement is required. Commercial and international contract experience is also desired. Exposure to export compliance and government data rights is helpful. Previous in-house experience or military/defense agency employment is a plus. Position offers significant participation on and counsel to multiple internal management teams, leading and supporting several multi-billion dollar defense programs. Ideal candidate will be available for numerous significant advancement opportunities developing within the company in 5-10 years. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
V.P., Risk Management – North Central (not Chicago): Prominent 100+ year old health insurer seeks attorney with 7 – 15+ years of experience to manage and direct litigation as it relates to operations, regulatory affairs, and administration. Position will interact with internal and outside litigation counsel to develop litigation strategy and watch for national trends in litigation (must be able to see the big picture). Person hired will provide litigation counsel to operations areas such as underwriting, claims management, customer support, medical management and the medical director’s office and be responsible for various administrative duties, including reporting, monitoring and planning. Person will also provide technical health/insurance regulatory counsel and train and coach others to do so. Candidates must possess first-chair or strong second-chair litigation defense experience in state and federal courts. Knowledge of federal health/insurance regulations, such as HIPAA, ERISA, COBRA, is preferred, but experience in a different heavily regulated industry, such as telecom or medical/pharma products, is acceptable. A background in healthcare is helpful. Candidates must be excellent team players and communicators, as this position requires frequent communication with different levels of management and multiple departments. Company is an excellent corporate citizen and has a highly desirable corporate culture. Retained search.
Senior Counsel – Upper Midwest: $1.8 billion defense contractor seeks lead division counsel for a $600 million government contracts unit with multiple facilities employing 1,800 people. Candidates must possess 8–15+ years experience with a heavy emphasis on government contracting and procurement, including deal structuring and negotiating and drafting innovative sole source contracts, teaming agreements, some international sales and import/export control. Working knowledge of employment and labor law is necessary for mostly day-to-day counseling of employment matters. Position will also be responsible for unit's litigation management and environmental legal issues. Position responsibilities will include supervision of two government contract attorneys and is a direct report to the Corporate General Counsel. This well-managed company has a history of profitability. Division is based in a very attractive major league city. Retained search.
Environmental Counsel – Midwest: Major Forbes 100 corporate headquarters seeks a well-rounded environmental and operations attorney with 5-15+ years experience to join their lean legal department. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5+ years in-house experience specifically with a bulk chemical manufacturer, steel producer, petrochemical/oil refinery company, or other heavy industrial manufacturing process employer. Superior client communications skills will be required in this leadership position involving lead contact on all operations contractual and environmental legal issues, including participation on operations business teams. Corporate executive management has an outstanding reputation in their industry.
Senior Counsel - Midwest: Lean-and-friendly, very profitable, multibillion dollar manufacturing company seeks the primary attorney to assist the Chief Counsel in multi-group contractual matters pertaining to operations, international, e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and trade practices legal activities. Candidates should possess 5+ years legal experience, preferably with some previous in-house legal employment.
Group IP Managing Counsel – Southern California: Major complex high technology product manufacturer seeks an intellectual property attorney with 15++ years experience involving attorney management and high level, broad-based IP client counseling. Previous in-house attorney supervisory experience and IP department management with a manufacturer/technology company is required. Highly visible position reports to the Corporate Headquarters Chief Patent Counsel and local Group V.P., General Counsel. Massive yet expanding Group has numerous internationally prominent projects and products. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated IP leadership, an ability to focus on the “big picture,” and possess strong interpersonal skills. Technical background in electronics desirable. Candidates will be required to become a member of the California Bar.
Procurement Counsel - Midwest: $10 billion division of a Fortune 50 company seeks lead counsel with 7-10+ years experience to advise on, negotiate and draft commercial and government subcontracts. Principal client is the V.P. - Procurement. Involves some offset work. International contracts experience is a plus. Some previous experience with government contracts is required. Position has an excellent track record for advancement.
V.P., Regional Legal & Public Affairs - Southwest: Newly acquired division created this outstanding legal, legislative and public affairs career opportunity with expanding nationwide managed care provider and health insurer. Candidates should have at least 15 years of healthcare industry-related legal experience, plus several years supervising professional management. In addition to very general health law responsibilities, this executive will supervise four directors responsible for risk management, government affairs, compliance and public affairs. Position reports to the President of the Region.
Career openings listed here were for nationwide searches. Client-requested local recruitment efforts (i.e. Los Angeles-based company seeking Los Angeles-based attorney) typically are not posted on our website.