General Counsel

Job Description
Type: Regular Full-Time

Assists in protecting Halo Pharmaceutical Inc legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff. Responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance.


Work with department heads to review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including technology, licensing, consulting, marketing, service, confidentiality and other business agreements

Efficiently manage a large volume and variety of agreements (from simple addendums to complex agreements)

Assess potential risks, benefits and consequences of decisions, present alternatives and propose solutions to achieve business objectives while effectively managing legal and practical business considerations

Interface directly with various internal business units, including Sales and Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Purchasing, as well as legal counsel and contracting personnel for counter-parties

Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits

Represent corporation in litigation and other legal proceedings

Provide practical legal counsel and develop solutions to internal business issues

Evaluate contractual commitments and liabilities in support of merger and acquisition efforts


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments

Education / Experience:
J.D. from an accredited university and license to practice law in New
Jersey, along with 7 plus years of increasingly responsible experience.

B.A., B.S. or M.B.A. from an accredited college or university.

Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred. Experience in the areas
of general commercial and contract law, and marketing law are all relevant.


Halo Pharmaceutical

Job Code

State or Province

New Jersey

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