O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns- the #1 brand on the market. We are a privately owned company that has been in business for over 97 years. Headquartered in North Haven, CT, we manufacture small firearms for hunting, home protection, target shooting, as well as, exclusive firearms for the US Military and law enforcement agencies.
In the position of General Counsel, this individual will be responsible for the following:
Maintaining official records, legal affairs, and documents of the corporation and to supervise all legal matters such as interpretation of governmental regulations, review and interpret corporate contracts.
Represent the company in legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage legal transactions.
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the company.
Analyze the probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
Present and summarize cases to judges/juries and supervise outside counsel on these matters.
Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
Examine legal data to detrmine advisability of defending or prosecuring lawsuits.
Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial and supervisor outside counsel on these matters.
Study constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
Prepare and draft legal documents and contracts.
Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal and supervisor outside counsel on these matters.
Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
Act as an agent, trustee, guardian or executor for businesses or individuals.
Intellectual property maintenance, protectives, etc.
Corporate compliance on ATF and related issues.
Train employees on relevant lega/complaince matters
Particpate in product development to prevent product liabilty.
Review and approve manuals, ads, website and other public documents.
Perform other related duties as required.
J.D. Degree and admittance to the Bar
5 plus years of experience in firearm industry
10 years of senior management experience in manufacturing.
Relevant product liability knowledge.
About O.F. Mossberg
Founded in 1919 and headquartered in North Haven, CT, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of hunting, sporting and tactical shotguns and rifles, and is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America. Having over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, producing the only mil-spec pump action duty shotgun, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History.