International Legal Operations

Drawing on my in-house experience with The Coca-Cola Company and Genzyme Corporation, I provide individual project services or ongoing legal management of legal issues arising from a company’s international sales offices and foreign subsidiaries.

As the bridge between the HQ general counsel, CEO, CFO or head of international sales & marketing and the foreign operations, I enhance communication between the field and HQ and work to minimize risk associated with the company’s international growth.  An assessment of risk does not mean running to a large global law firm.  It involves determining: Is there a legal risk? Is it an acceptable risk? Is it one I will handle directly? Is it one that necessitates engaging a reputable local law firm from my established foreign outside counsel network?

The following are examples of my services:

  • Determine feasibility and requirements to establish new subsidiaries

  • Identify and manage outside counsel to establish network of qualified local counsel 

  • Advise leadership team how relevant laws apply to their foreign operations

  • Develop, implement and review corporate policies and procedures, compliance programs and compliance training

  • Draft contracts including: consulting contracts, confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, intercompany agreements, and distribution agreements in U.S.-sanctioned jurisdictions

  • Act as a generalist across foreign subsidiaries' legal issues

  • Manage foreign government investigations and private litigation


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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. The viewing of this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. 

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