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Full-time Assistant General Counsel

at Renewable Energy Group Inc in Ames, Iowa


REG seeks bright, high-energy attorney with a solid base of experience for Associate General Counsel position for the leading U.S. biobased-diesel company. We are seeking candidates with a minimum of 10 years experience. Experience in the biofuels, energy, chemical, biosciences or agricultural industries is helpful, but not required. Must desire to become a master of detail as well as have the ability to manage a growing legal team, both inside and outside the company. Strong management and team skills required.

This position is responsible for completing, directing, coordinating and supervising legal activities of major importance to the corporation’s long-term future. This person will be responsible for assistant the VP Corporate Business Development & Legal Affairs with the management of the legal team as well as drafting and reviewing contracts, identifying and resolving business and legal risks, advising on regulatory matters, overseeing litigation, employment law matters, SEC filings, international business activities, and be actively engaged in the Company’s mergers and acquisitions.

These activities are typically highly confidential, may be enterprise-wide in scope and involve frequent interaction with both internal and external parties including REG’s Senior Leadership Team, REG’s technical, manufacturing and operational staff, external C-level management, universities, outside legal counsel and others.


This individual will be responsible for managing a wide variety of general corporate matters, contract review and negotiation, intellectual property matters, document management and other legal activities with accountability for meeting timelines, budgets and project objectives.

Analyze legal contracts, report and communicate on legal matters to C-level management and other parties

Apply legal knowledge to areas of concern and utilize formal problem solving techniques to develop and implement solutions

Maintain cross-organizational relationships with key personnel, including Production, Procurement, Quality, Sales, Risk Management and other internal departments to align departmental efforts and priorities with overall company objectives. Cultivate a collaborative, creative, results-oriented work environment across departments.

Will perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Law degree with strong academic credentials. Membership in the Iowa bar is preferable.

Experience Required: Minimum ten years legal experience in a general corporate or related practice, preferably with strong background in contracts, complex transactions, some experience with SEC compliance, intellectual property law and international law. Must have experience leading deal teams. Must have demonstrated experience with large, complex legal matters. Related fuel, agriculture, biosciences or chemical industry experience a plus. Experience at top-tier law firm and/or as company in house counsel is preferred.

Skills Required: Strong legal analysis, synthesis and communication skills required. Decision-making, oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and leadership skills are required with superior attention to detail. Large project management, formal problem solving required.

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