Associate General Counsel

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/1/2024 3:14 PM)



 If you have a learner's mindset, a can-do perspective, and a deep commitment to client service and quality, then we would like to meet with you!


The Associate General Counsel will be an integral part of a small, collegial, and cohesive legal team.  The Office of the General Counsel provides internal legal support across all areas of the Firm, and advises regarding all legal or contractual matters with respect to the Firm's engagements. 


A successful candidate will have impeccable ethical standards, exercise excellent judgment, and exhibit a strong client service orientation.  They will be excited to work as part of a small team that brings their sense of humor to the workplace, while being flexible meeting day-to-day demands and working well under pressure or tight deadlines.  This individual should also be able to establish credibility with stakeholders and interact tactfully, courteously, and professionally with clients and colleagues at all levels.  The Associate General Counsel will report directly to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. 


At Cornerstone Research, you will be part of a thriving, 900-strong team that spans nine offices, comprises more than 55 nationalities, and leads the industry in its commitment to develop team members across all levels. Inc. Magazine has recognized Cornerstone Research three times as a Best Workplace for its outstanding employee engagement, collaborative culture, and professional growth opportunities.

You’ll Love It Here If You

  • Embrace learning and continuous improvement
  • Set and strive for a high bar of excellence
  • Believe that teamwork leads to success: ask us what it means to be #onefirmfirm!
  • Take pride in always doing your best work, even if it’s harder or takes longer
  • Are passionate about what you do


How You’ll Help Our Team Succeed 

  • Provide legal counsel and act as a thought leader and business partner to the Firm’s corporate groups and consultants.
  • Ensure that the Firm conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepare, review, revise, and negoitate agreements and other documents relating to client engagements, such as engagement agreements, expert agreements, buinsess associate agreements, data privacy agreements, protective orders, confidentiality agreements, outside counsel and billing guidelines, etc.  
  • Prepare Company contract templates or review, revise, and negotiate third party contracts including external staff agreements, independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, subscription agreements, confidentiality agreements, and various other corporate department agreements. 
  • Research a wide variety of complex legal issues impacting client engagements (e.g. intellectual property rights; licensing; data security requirements; insurance; tax) and general business obligations.
  • Assist with the collection of delinquent accounts.
  • Manage outside counsel as needed.
  • Respond to subpoenas or other inquires, including from government agencies.

What You’ll Need to Be Successful

  • 10-15 years of directly related experience; law firm or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Leadership: The desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and the firm.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Business acumen: The ability to learn the firm’s financial and operational functions. 
  • Client service: The mindset to provide superior service to our internal and external clients. 
  • Take pride in your work: Consistently strive for quality.
  • Prior litigation experience in a mid-sized to large established law firm a plus, including in the healthcare or data privacy field.
  • Strong drafting skills are required.
  • Juris Doctorate and admission to State Bar are required. 

Who We Are

Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial analysis and expert testimony in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.


We work with a broad network of testifying experts, including leaders from academia and industry, who are recognized for their depth of knowledge, accomplishments, and research. Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.


The firm’s uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. We invest in our people in a host of ways, from providing meaningful learning and development opportunities to organizing memorable social events. To many, our culture and our people are the most exciting and enriching aspects of a career at Cornerstone Research.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Cornerstone Research is an equal employee opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


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