Latitude is seeking an experienced corporate generalist attorney for an exciting opportunity to serve as Interim General Counsel to a Tampa-based company. This is a full-time contract engagement that is expected to last several months until the company finds a permanent candidate to fill the General Counsel position. While there is a preference for candidates located in the Tampa area and who can work on-site 2-3 days per week, strong remote candidates (who are licensed in Florida) will also be considered. The ideal candidate will be comfortable overseeing matters in a wide range of practice areas, including corporate and commercial transactions, employment, intellectual property, compliance, marketing, and litigation management. Prior experience working as General Counsel to a mid- or large-size corporate client is strongly preferred.
Responsibilities of the Interim General Counsel (Hybrid or Remote Contract Engagement)
- Provide general corporate advice to business segments, including operations, HR, compliance, marketing, and sales
- Draft, review, and negotiate corporate and commercial agreements
- Advise on potential licensing and acquisition opportunities
- Handle employment matters related to both exempt and non-exempt employees
- Assist and oversee outside counsel on intellectual property and litigation matters
Requirements for the Interim General Counsel (Hybrid or Remote Contract Engagement):
- 10+ years of sophisticated legal experience
- Prior experience working as General Counsel to a mid- or large-size corporate client is preferred
- Excellent academic credentials from an accredited law school
- Outstanding references
- Licensed to practice law and in good standing in Florida
Position Details of the Interim General Counsel (Hybrid or Remote Contract Engagement):
- Type of role: Contract Engagement
- Schedule: Full-time
- Duration: 2+ months until company fills permanent position
- Location: Hybrid in Tampa (Strong remote candidates who are licensed in Florida will be considered)
Pay: The annualized pay for this contract position ranges from $200,000 to $250,000 or more when calculated on a full-time basis. Pay for contract roles is based on multiple factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, location, market supply/demand, and the candidate’s preference (each candidate’s pay rate affects the client bill rate which can affect the candidate’s competitiveness for the position).
Benefits: In addition to pay, all Latitude contract professionals receive complimentary professional liability insurance coverage. Latitude contract professionals are usually W2 employees of Latitude and are eligible for full benefits when working in roles for 20 hours per week. Benefits-eligible Latitude contract professionals receive complimentary Group Life, LTD and AD&D. A qualified 401k plan is also available. Benefits-eligible Latitude Attorneys also receive a CLE and Professional Expense stipend.
Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Latitude is a full-service national legal services company that specializes in providing high-end, flexible contract engagements and permanent positions to outstanding attorneys, paralegals, compliance officers and legal operations professionals. We work closely with our candidates to understand their career goals and match them with the substantive engagements they want with our clients, who range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques. With offices coast-to-coast, we employ legal professionals across the country. Latitude’s client service and recruiting team members are all former practicing attorneys and understand the demands faced by those we serve. In 2023, the readers of the National Law Journal recognized Latitude as the #1 legal recruiter in the nation.
Latitude Contract Engagements & Secondments
Outstanding attorneys and other legal professionals who are seeking contract assignments or consulting/secondment roles choose to work with Latitude because of our competitive W2 compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries. Our own experience as practicing attorneys and our client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.
Our Specialty: Peer-Level Contract Attorneys. Latitude Attorneys have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected of a permanent member of our client’s corporate legal department or law firm and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. Latitude Attorneys serve on a full- or part-time contract basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.
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