Corporate Counsel - Regulatory

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

The Boston Beer Company Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


We are currently looking for a CORPORATE COUNSEL REGULATORY in BOSTON, MA.

We have been rated by Forbes as one of the best small companies to work for. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?

The Corporate Counsel - Regulatory will provide In-house counsel with responsibility for a providing legal guidance in the areas of alcoholic beverage compliance, including development, production, distribution and marketing of the companys various product lines and general risk mitigation. Directly manage Regulatory Affairs Specialist(s) and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator. May directly or indirectly manage Legal Department Coordinator or other administrative staff.


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION COMPLIANCE. Responsible for the companys compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations relating to development and production of alcoholic beverages, including but not limited to legal guidance, liaising with government officials, monitoring compliance and changes in laws, oversight and management of governmental approvals and licenses, training employees, risk analysis and managing outside counsel.

TRADE PRACTICE COMPLIANCE. Manage and oversee trade practice compliance with industry laws, regulations, and guidelines, including but not limited to providing legal guidance, overseeing the review and approval of marketing materials, sweepstakes, coupons, and marketing programs, and reviewing press releases.

CONTRACTS. Prepares and examines numerous contract and other legal documents, with an emphasis in areas of sponsorship and joint promotional agreements. Provides general legal advice to company employees and senior management on contractual risk assessment and mitigation.

INSURANCE. Manage insurance claims and issuance of insurance certificates and support administration of the overall insurance program.

GENERAL LEGAL SUPPORT. Responsible for providing general legal support. Examples include but are not limited to reviewing and establishing company policies, performing legal trainings, legal research, special project support, and litigation support.

SUPPORT OTHER TOPIC AREAS. Provide backup support in areas such as capital equipment and ingredient procurement, employment, real estate, and intellectual property.


* Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

* Membership in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar, Notary Public


At least 5 years experience of relevant regulatory affairs experience and commercial law experience. * Previous in-house or law firm experience in contract drafting and review. Exposure to broad range of topic areas.


Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-task, multi-project environment with various internal business partners under time constraints and deadlines.

Ability to work in situations and on assignments in areas of the law or business that may be unfamiliar.

Strong attention to detail, legal research skills, computer skills, organizational skills, and communication skills (written and verbal). * Familiarity with alcohol-beverage industry desired.


A variety of benefits including extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discount stock purchase plan, a 401K program with a generous company match, and a competitive compensation package.

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact for assistance