• Associate General Counsel

    Job Locations US-NC-Winston-Salem
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/13/2018 5:17 PM)
    Pos. Type
    Full Time Regular
    Pos. Category
    Due Date
    Location : Street
    1000 E Hanes Mill Road
    Location : Zip
  • Overview

    Looking for a senior lawyer who can (i) strategically manage the Company’s intellectual property portfolio worldwide, (ii) draft and negotiate a broad range of intellectual property agreements and manage multi-faceted intellectual property transactions, (iii) assist outside counsel with the prosecution and defense of intellectual property litigation, (iv) provide other legal advice and support in area of expertise, and (v) supervise outside counsel, budget and internal staff on matters related to area of accountability.


    • Develop and manage a global legal framework for the protection of the Company’s intellectual property (trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, patents, copyrights, domain names, etc.)
    • Identify, assess and manage intellectual property risks including but not limited to anticounterfeiting initiatives
    • Draft, negotiate, and manage global license agreements, joint development agreements, co-existence agreements, technology sales agreements and other complex intellectual property agreements and/or transactions
    • Actively participate in the Company’s research and development process to help ensure that the best inventions and/or innovations are identified and patented
    • Manage foreign and domestic trademark clearances and trademark oppositions/cancellation proceedings
    • Proactively provide knowledge on industry trends in the management of intellectual property
    • Manage global brand-related intellectual property enforcement matters
    • Assist outside counsel with intellectual property litigation and disputes
    • Manage outside counsel relationships, effectively holding performance to budget
    • Develop and train in-house clients on policies, practices and procedures in relevant areas
    • Counsel in-house clients on intellectual property matters and assist with related strategy
    • Assist with intellectual property due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures and other projects that involve the Company’s intellectual property
    • Assist with other commercial transactions as needed


    • J.D. degree from nationally-ranked accredited law school; minimum of one active state bar admission
    • Minimum 6-9 years relevant experience (demonstrated expertise in intellectual property law)
    • Domestic and international exposure preferred; prior law firm experience preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex transactions with multiple, inter-related work streams
    • Demonstrated ability to work creatively with colleagues to develop practical solutions for business risks and challenges; ability to deal effectively with strategic issues as well as tactical details
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage people
    • Demonstrated sound judgment and business acumen
    • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
    • Responsive and service-oriented
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to a wide variety of audiences
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong ethics and integrity, with a commitment to maintaining Hanesbrands’ values-based culture


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