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General Counsel



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Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

ICON is looking for an experienced and dynamic attorney to join our team as ICON’s General Counsel. The ideal candidate will have a corporate orientation obtained through advising companies as outside counsel at a high-profile law firm or through service in a corporate legal department. In this role, you will leverage your previous experience working with executives in high-growth companies, experience leading, training, and managing other lawyers in a high-expectation environment, and your demonstrated capacity for pragmatism and strategic thinking.


● Advise ICON’s executive and management teams on a wide range of legal issues.
● Build and manage ICON’s legal department and related infrastructure.
● Liaise with ICON’s board of directors, stockholders, and other stakeholders on matters related to the legal function.
● Direct and coordinate the support of ICON’s outside law firms including without limitation subject matter experts on corporate and securities matters, intellectual property matters, immigration, employment and labor-related matters, government and
compliance matters, matters specific to the construction and real estate industries, litigation, and technology & other commercial transactions.
● Proactively support the conceptualization, development, launch and support of new business models and product offerings.
● Support corporate transactions including financings and mergers and acquisitions.
● Build and manage internal processes pertaining to ICON’s compliance with applicable law, regulation, and contractual commitments.
● Build and manage processes to develop, maintain and assert ICON’s intellectual property portfolio.
● Work alongside and advise other departments within the company.
● Anticipate novel legal issues that could impact the company.
● Review external-facing materials to ensure that they are in compliance with legal requirements.
● Provide training to the company on legal topics.


● JD or international equivalent.
● Active membership in TX state bar association or ability to be admitted as an active member within the first 90 days of employment.
● 15+ years of legal experience, with a minimum of five years’ experience at a top law firm.
● Experience working closely with high-growth companies in an internal legal role or as an external legal partner.
● Strong communication and presentation skills.
● Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues.


● Experience with technology sectors.
● Experience with both public and private companies.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.

As part of our compliance with these obligations, the Company invites you to voluntarily self-identify as set forth below. Provision of such information is entirely voluntary and a decision to provide or not provide such information will not have any effect on your employment or subject you to any adverse treatment. Any and all information provided will be considered confidential, will be kept separate from your application and/or personnel file, and will only be used in accordance with applicable laws, orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement purposes.

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