Tilray Seeking To Hire Alcohol Specialist Lawyer

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Tilray – Associate General Counsel, Beverage Alcohol and Litigation Management

Associate General Counsel, Beverage Alcohol and Litigation Management
Office Location: Atlanta, GA or New York City, NY
About Tilray Brands Inc. 

Tilray Brands is a global leader in the cannabis industry, along with an impressive portfolio of businesses across beverage alcohol, food and wellness products. We aspire to lead and define the future of our industry by building the world’s most trusted cannabis and beverage alcohol company. We are committed to setting the gold standard of care and excellence in our industries. Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry? Come join us!
Job Summary:
The Associate General Counsel will lead our beverage alcohol legal function to support our expanding portfolio of businesses, including Sweetwater, Breckenridge. Montauk Brewing and Manitoba Harvest.
In such capacity you will support our U.S. alcohol license compliance efforts and related commercial agreements, and ensure the organization meets and maintains compliance and legal objectives. You will also assist with drafting and negotiating supply and distribution agreements, as well as coordinating related commercial and general corporate legal matters for our beverage alcohol business units. You will also be responsible for the efficient management and resolution of a range of litigation matters.
We are looking for a leader who is comfortable building relationships throughout the organization, has the presence to exercise influence to achieve results, and the ability to interact confidently to translate difficult legal principles into practical business solutions. You will be working alongside and in support of our highly experienced business team and legal professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer who enjoys the challenge of an ever-changing business, who has strong interpersonal skills, and a thirst for learning and growing.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Lead beverage alcohol business team with respect to commercial, distribution and license matters.
  • Support legal and regulatory compliance program functions for our beverage alcohol and wellness business units.
  • Support on day-to-day operational requests for our beverage alcohol business units.
  • Assist with efficient management and resolution of complex litigation matters.
  • Manage and coordinate trademark registrations.
  • Support our expanding and ongoing beverage alcohol production and distribution efforts to ensure compliance with state-by-state regulations.
  • Lead and coordinate our nationwide portfolio of beverage alcohol and CBD licenses and registrations.
  • Proactively identify and discuss emerging beverage alcohol regulatory, licensing and commercial issues with company leadership.
  • Manage and monitor processes around assessing third-party risk, including due diligence on suppliers and business partners.
  • Support the continuous improvement of legal processes to promote efficiency.
  • Contribute positively to the culture of the legal team and Tilray Brands as a whole.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the industry, the scope of your job may evolve and change by business demands.
Key Qualifications:
  • Law degree from a top tier U.S. law school
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in a top tier law firm and/or in-house legal department focused on beverage alcohol, litigation management, compliance program management and/or associated or similar processes in a global and dynamic operating environment
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Experience with beverage alcohol licensing, distribution and related commercial legal functions
  • Experience with efficiently managing complex litigation matters
  • Demonstrated success developing and executing new processes and continual maintenance of compliance and legal objectives
  • Experience in developing, drafting, promulgating, and maintaining policies, standards, and procedures in key risk areas
  • Experience with information and records governance
Who You Are:
  • Exceptional communicator with proven ability to facilitate discussions and issue resolution
  • Ability to communicate across diverse geographies and cultures, and with various levels of the organization
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, drafting, and communication skills
  • Excited to work in a fast paced and intellectually challenging environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to synthesize information from multiple sources, and to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Have exceptional judgement with the ability to cope with competing priorities
  • You are resourceful and creative in your approach to problem solving
  • Focused on pragmatic business advice and solutions
  • Positive “can-do” attitude
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application. 

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