• Assistant General Counsel

    Location SG-Singapore
    Job ID
    2018-11167
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    We are looking for a high-caliber Associate General Counsel in our Singapore office; ASEAN headquarters as well as UL’s International Operations base. The successful candidate will cover international operations outside of United States and will have a strong background in intellectual property law as his or her work will include intellectual property and brand protection matters. It will also include providing general legal support including drafting and negotiating agreements, resolving pre-litigation disputes, and supporting UL in any litigation.

    Responsibilities

    • Providing legal counsel and support across UL’s international operations
    • Working on UL’s intellectual property and brand protection legal matters (including certification marks, other trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets)
    • Securing appropriate legal protection for UL’s IP, including the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications
    • Assisting in the enforcement and protection of UL’s IP, including the identification of potential infringers, management of pre-litigation activities, and oversight of outside counsel on litigation matters
    • Working closely with UL’s Global Security/Brand Protection (GSBP) team and gives professional legal advice and direction in a timely manner
    • Working closely with management to recommend and drive strategy for prosecution or defense in litigation and maintains an awareness of proposed and existing legislation and evolving trends in local, national and international statutes and laws to provide the corporation with appropriate counseling and assist in compliance with laws and statutes
    • Preparing and negotiating contracts, including commercial and intellectual property-related agreements
    • Providing recommendations for corrective action when areas of non-compliance with local, national and international statutes and laws are brought to the attention of the Legal Department
    • Work with internal stakeholders like International Operations Director, Managing Director of ASEAN & ANZ to streamline and optimize current corporate maintenance and legal advice given to all of UL’s operations outside of US
    • Providing general legal advice and counsel, including with respect to labor and employment matters
    • Possibility of managing a lean team of lawyers and/or paralegals

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years of experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department; some in-house experience strongly preferred
    • Generalist experience with a few years specialized in IP law would be a good combination
    • Experience in prosecuting trademark and copyright applications and managing IP portfolios; experience with certification marks a strong plus
    • Experience with IP transactions, IP enforcement/litigation experience would be advantageous to our business nature
    • A self-starter who works well independently as well as in a team environment
    • Management experience of a lean team would be ideal
    • Demonstrated ability to make sound and timely decisions
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English required; other languages a plus
    • Experience in negotiations and problem solving
    • Ability to exercise sound commercial and legal judgment to balance client need, company need and legal risk
    • Willingness to travel internationally from time to time

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