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 those businesses without in-house counsel capabilities.
Epstein Becker Green provides general counsel services to clients throughout the country—many of which operate within highly regulated environments, such as health care, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and others. And we offer customized options for general counsel support that best suit a client’s needs and budget.
Our team of attorneys has previous experience serving as general counsel, or in senior legal positions, at Fortune 500 companies; health care systems, insurers, and organizations; pharmaceutical companies; and global financial companies, among others. Utilizing this “real world” experience and our industry know-how—as well as the resources of our Health Care; Life Sciences; Employment, Labor & Workforce Management; and Litigation & Business Disputes practices—we can effectively provide advice and counsel to (and, if necessary, defend) companies that need additional legal support.
We work closely with each client, obtaining an in-depth understanding of its business model and objectives. Our goal is to provide the client with the best and most cost-effective solutions to its legal concerns. We also emphasize a proactive approach that mitigates the client’s risks and eliminates issues that could lead to unnecessary problems or lawsuits.
Epstein Becker Green attorneys provide general counsel services 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
- contract 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;
- 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.