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Chief Legal Officer

Company: Conformis
Location: Billerica
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel will be responsible for playing a key role within the Executive Leadership Team to provide sound legal counsel and make recommendations to management on matters of significance. Will oversee all in-house legal activities for both the Conformis Intellectual Property portfolio as well as various projects with shifting priorities and deadlines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all legal operations and drive legal strategy.
  • Manage, direct, and support the Legal team. Hire, train, develop, teach, coach, mentor, motivate, discipline, and reward staff members.
  • Meet regularly with direct reports to review performance, identify any issues, and set expectations of goals.
  • Educate and provide counsel to Executive Leadership Team on compliance, risk management, legal issues, and corporate governance.
  • Support a wide array of departments including Sales, Operations, HR, Clinical, Finance, and Marketing; assist with various legal matters including general risk management, data privacy, employment, and intellectual property.
  • Convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations and determine how they apply to Conformis.
  • Provide alternative solutions to minimize liability exposure while achieving business goals.
  • Ensure internal policies, procedures and program performance are consistent with current state, federal, and industry regulations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications:
    • JD from an accredited university.
    • Must be an active member of the Massachusetts bar (or other state bar, if intending to pass the Massachusetts bar) in good standing.
    • 7-10 years of experience practicing in the corporate department of a large firm or equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor the work of direct reports to ensure quality, accuracy, and thoroughness.
    • 5+ years of previous experience in a supervisory role.
    • Proven experience providing timely legal advice in a highly regulated environment.
    • Excellent presentation skills.
    • Comfortable driving multiple initiatives at a rapid pace, and making thoughtful recommendations with available data.
    • Active, effective communicator who drives a company vision/mission to align teams, critical resources, management, and stakeholders.
      Skills, Abilities, Competencies Required:
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate effectively and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders.
      • Able to work independently as well as part of a team; demonstrated experience building a strong team environment. Able to monitor the work of direct reports to ensure quality, accuracy, and thoroughness.
      • Willingness to make decisions; build commitment for decisions and overcome resistance from others.
      • Demonstrated original thinking and able to generate creative solutions; identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
      • Able to excel in a high-pressure, fast-paced, and ever-changing environment; adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events while meeting objectives, budgets, and timelines.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and maturity in working with all levels of the organization.
      • Flexibility in terms of work focus, as priorities on legal work can shift quickly.
      • Unassailable integrity and ethics.
      • Able to manage legal issues cross-functionally and work effectively with strong-minded colleagues.
      • Ability to travel up to 10%, both domestically and internationally as needed.
        Conformis is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Conformis, Billerica , Chief Legal Officer, Legal , Billerica, Massachusetts

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