In-house attorneys have many obligations and new projects or obstacles that can overwhelm an already stretched legal department. Epstein Becker Green is available to supplement the capacity or experience of a company’s existing legal team, as well as serve as outside general counsel to businesses without in-house counsel capabilities.

We provide general counsel services to clients throughout the country. Many of these clients operate within highly regulated environments, such as health care, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and others. We offer customized options for general counsel support that best suit clients' needs and budgets.

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Our team of attorneys brings a wealth of experience, having served as general counsel or in senior legal positions at Fortune 500 companies, health care systems, insurers, health care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and global financial companies, among others. This "real world" experience, coupled with our industry know-how and the resources of our Health Care & Life Sciences; Employment, Labor & Workforce Management; and Litigation & Business Disputes practices, enables us to provide effective advice and counsel and, if necessary, defend companies that need additional legal support.

Our approach is not just reactive but proactive. We work closely with each client, gaining a deep understanding of its business model and objectives. We aim to provide the client with the best and most cost-effective solutions to its legal concerns while emphasizing a forward-looking approach that mitigates the client’s risks and eliminates issues that could lead to unnecessary problems or lawsuits.

Our Services

Our general counsel services are tailored to each client’s needs. As outside general counsel, we can coordinate and oversee, among other things:

  • general business, day-to-day legal, and compliance issues;
  • corporate governance matters, such as:
    • participation in board meetings and drafting minutes,
    • advice on officer and director fiduciary duties and exposure to claims,
    • drafting and administration of equity plans, and
    • preparation of corporate governance documents;
  • executive issues and compensation;
  • drafting, review, and negotiation of:
    • software, technology, and license agreements;
    • non-compete, trade secret, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements;
    • employment agreements;
    • contract research and development agreements, clinical trial agreements, and product commercialization agreements;
    • professional services agreements;
    • development or outsourcing agreements;
    • financing agreements;
    • vendor and services agreements;
    • leases; and
    • other commercial contracts;
  • employment and human resource matters, such as:
    • employee hiring, retention, and termination;
    • employee handbooks; and
    • workplace training;
  • immigration law matters, including:
    • nonimmigrant work status and visas and employment and family-based immigration visas,
    • permanent residence status, and
    • U.S. citizenship;
  • health care regulatory counseling;
  • mergers and acquisitions (support and implementation);
  • privacy and data security (including emergency response and preparedness);
  • risk management, arbitration, mediation, and litigation;
  • supervision or evaluation of local or special counsel; and
  • special projects.

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