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General Counsel in New York, NY

Ecovative Design

New York, NY 10001
6w ago


$250K - $500K*


Legal & Regulatory


11 - 15 years

Job Description

The role of General Counsel rolls up their sleeves to provide business and legal solutions in support of this mission. The role will work in diverse substantive areas of law and business, including transactional, regulatory and IP. The General Counsel is expected to be business-oriented and provide business solutions and strategies within the context of giving legal and compliance guidance and counsel.


  • Serve as a proactive advisor to the CEO and leadership team on legal, compliance and governance matters affecting Ecovative and its affiliates
  • Draft, review and negotiate corporate and transactional agreements, including licensing, development and strategic partnership agreements, leases, goods and services agreements and employment agreements
  • Support regulatory work
  • Evaluate pre-litigation issues to minimize risk, oversee litigation and advise management on litigation str
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Valid through: 2020-3-4

About Ecovative Design

Ecovative Design LLC is a medium size, biomaterials company headquartered in Green Island, New York that provides sustainable alternatives to plastics and polystyrene foams for packaging, building materials and other applications by using mushroom technology. Ecovative is developed from a university project of founders Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre. In their Inventors Studio course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute taught by Burt Swersey, Eben and Gavin developed and then patented a method of growing a mushroom-based insulation, initially called Greensulate before founding Ecovative Design in 2007. In 2007 they were awarded $16,000 from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. Since 2008, when they were awarded $700,000 first place in the Picnic Green Challenge the company has developed and commercialized production of a protective packaging called EcoCradle that is now used by Dell, Puma SE, and Steelcase. In 2010 they were awarded $180,000 from the National Science Foundation and in 2011 the company received investment from 3M New Ventures, The DOEN Foundation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute allowing them to double their current staff of 25.
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