Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Curaleaf Boston, MA

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 108 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

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Curaleaf’s Assistant General Counsel plays a key role in managing the legal function of the company, from contract law to disputes, department management, and acting as secretary to the Board of Directors. The Assistant General Counsel will manage a broad range of day-to-day legal functions while improving practice and assisting the Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”) in building the department and legal function. This position will report to the CLO and currently manages a team of four, this role can be based in Boston, MA or New York City.

MAJOR LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizing legal coverage for the day-to-day legal matters of the Company from contract negotiation and review, intellectual property protection, real property, commercial disputes, and securities law compliance
  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer in developing the legal department and function, including budgeting and staffing, developing and implementing legal department processes and software platforms, budgeting and cost control
  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer in reviewing disclosures and developing processes to ensure compliance with the Company’s disclosure obligations
  • Hands-on legal support of key legal projects, including the negotiation and conclusion of major contractual matters and managing outside counsel in the conduct of disputes
  • Serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors; preparing for, and attending, Board Meetings; preparing minutes and liaising directly with Directors
  • Work cooperatively with other leaders in the Legal/Compliance/Government Relations, including Employment/Labor, Mergers and Acquisitions, Compliance and Government Relations on major initiatives in these areas
  • Stay abreast of legal, regulatory, and institutional requirements as they apply to the medical and recreational marijuana industry

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Strong ability to manage a range of legal projects and multi-task
  • Proven legal acumen and the ability to devise and implement bespoke solutions
  • Experience working in a startup, early-stage, and/or high growth industries strongly preferred
  • Securities law/public company experience is a plus; experience working in a regulated environment is also a plus
  • Legal department management experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills to work with staff, trustees, and other professionals
  • Superior writing, analytical, negotiating, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information and material with the highest degree of discretion and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple competing priorities and provide practical legal advice

QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school with superior academic credentials
  • 8-12 Years’ experience:
    • 4+ years experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position
    • 4+ years of legal practical experience with an in-house legal department
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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