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General Counsel - Parsippany, NJ Headquarters
Title:General Counsel - Parsippany, NJ Headquarters
Job Status:Exploratory

Peloton Advantage, a US-based OPEN Health company, is a thriving medical publications and communications company. We are actively seeking a General Counsel.  This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Finance, Operations and Human Resources and is responsible for for providing professional level support across all legal aspects of the business.  This position will efficiently ensure business processes and transactions follow relevant legal and internal guidelines as well as ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.  Legal related functions include, but are not limited to, the day-to-day management of legal risks and audit response of the North American division of the company in collaboration with the executive management team.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Partner with direct manager and senior management to implement and manage an effective legal program
• Increase internal efficiencies by developing and reviewing company policies and handbook with the knowledge of industry standards 
• Ensure legal compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws for employees and freelancers
• Responsible for investigating legal concerns and providing proper audit response of non-compliance and suggesting measures to take if non-compliance becomes an issue 
• Assess and quantify legal risk and litigation avoidance to provide strategic options for company operations and business decisions 
• Advise management on the company’s risk factors through detailed reports and respond promptly to policy violations
• Consistently and proactively provide a cognitive assessment of the effectiveness of policies and procedures, and make recommendations accordingly 
• Provide accurate and timely counsel to the senior management team on a variety of legal topics towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the company’s goals, objectives, and policies
• Be available to brief the senior management team on legal matters for review in advance of meetings of the board
• Implement improvements to contract templates and the contract management processes
• Ensure the development of safety practices and data privacy practices for the business and oversee compliance with those practices
• Promptly and accurately respond to client requests for information (RFIs)Consult with internal teams (IT, HR and Operations) as well as international affiliates to identify, develop, implement, and manage policy guidelines that will build or modify business capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
• Assist and Liaise with internal teams (IT, HR and Operations)in ad-hoc projects as needed or assigned.
• Stay apprised of and advise management of new laws and regulations or when changes have been made in the US 
• Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization (work related)

• Minimum of 4-7 years of experience in general corporate law, data privacy and risk management
• BA/BSc required.  JD Post-graduate law degree
• ACC Membership required 
• Senior credible leadership experience in fast-paced environment
• Demonstrate ability to establish a sensible and practical balance between legal risks and the need to do business
• Highly developed project and process management experience, with a deadline-driven mindset and approach
• Demonstrated ability to effectively thrive in a fluid, fast-changing environment
• Outstanding verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills through various departments and levels
• Capacity and ability to operate at both a strategic and tactical level
• Excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
• Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically) 

Working conditions
• Will consider remote-based
• Office is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of office building in Parsippany, NJ. Elevator is in good working condition but can be inoperable during times of repair or power outages.
• Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; or as required by business needs.
• Travel: International and domestic; less than 10%

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