General Counsel of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. Marrone Organic Innovations
Job Code: MBI 207
Headquartered in Davis, CA, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII) is a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, and water treatment markets. The company?s effective and environmentally responsible biopesticides help customers around the world operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. Industry pioneers and experts in the field of natural products, MBI is dedicated to discovering, developing, and marketing better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow.
The responsibility of the General Counsel will be leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of any outside counsel. The General Counsel will advise the Board and senior management on all legal matters relating to being a public company, such as SEC compliance, investor communications and compensation. Responsible for negotiating, drafting, reviewing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of agreements, including distribution, license, lease, confidentiality, and material transfer agreements and other general business contracts both domestically and internationally. Work closely with in-house patent counsel on IP matters as needed.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Negotiate, draft, and execute agreements and contracts.
Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues.
Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including licenses, business agreements and acquisitions.
Advise on legal aspects of any future secondary or primary stock offerings.
Set up legal entities ex-US as needed
Major interface with the Board on all legal matters, especially SEC compliance
The successful candidate should hold a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and is a member of the bar and licensed to practice in CA.
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience, with experience as either General Counsel or Senior In-House Counsel preferred
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and attorneys and business people in other companies.
Experience dealing with the SEC and SEC compliance.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors is required. Familiarity and understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley and legislation and related FASB revenue recognition guidelines will be critical.
The individual should appreciate our entrepreneurial, fast-paced, agile, and dynamic work setting. He/she should be enthusiastic and energetic, goal-driven, and highly motivated to complete tasks in a timely, efficient manner. The candidate should also thrive in a strong team environment, be a self-starter and comfortable speaking up in company meetings. An individual who is positive, interactive, resourceful and creative in problem solving by thinking ?out of the box? will be highly valued in this role.
The salary range is competitive. MBI offers a comprehensive benefits package including stock options, a 401(k) plan with employer match, and a health plan including medical and dental coverage, life insurance coverage, long term disability, and a flexible spending account for child care or medical expenses. In addition, this position is eligible for an annual bonus plan tied to individual and company performance goals.
The above is a list of essential duties and responsibilities for this position. This list is not all-inclusive. This job description may be modified as needed.
MBI is an equal-opportunity employer. A pre-employment drug screen will be required.
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