Corporate Counsel/Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Location: 4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor, Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor
Work Type:

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger! 

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Corporate Counsel/Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property attorney with our Legal Department, based in our Irvine, CA* office.  This position will be responsible for handling and managing our intellectual property (IP) litigation matters and portfolio, while also contributing to our contract management and other legal operations initiatives. 

*This position is full-time, in-office only.  

General Responsibilities
  • Lead and manage all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external counsel to develop and execute litigation strategies
  • Conduct legal research, draft cease and desist letters, pleadings, motions, and briefs, and provide strategic advice on IP disputes
  • Assist in managing the Company’s intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Conduct IP audits, due diligence reviews, and assessments of third-party intellectual property
  • Develop and implement strategies for IP protection, enforcement, and monetization
  • Utilize project management skills and experience with legal operations to contribute to the development and optimization of legal processes and procedures
  • Assist in implementing technology solutions and tools to streamline legal workflows and improve efficiency
  • Support cross-functional initiatives, such as contract management, compliance, and risk management
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues (including laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and legal articles); and provide clear recommendations to internal Associates

Work Schedule + Benefits
  • Full-time position, Exempt
  • Pay Range is $195,000-$250,000
    The above represents the expected pay range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we will consider your experience and other job-related factors.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Department needs may call for occasional overtime, including weekends at times 
  • Travel: This role involves occasional local and overnight travel (10-15%)
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA’s, 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan, Adoption Assistance, Education Reimbursement, Supplemental Health Plans and Pet Insurance

  • A minimum of 4 years' experience at a law firm or as an in-house counsel; required
  • Current license to practice law and ability to remain in good standing with the California State Bar Association; required 
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; required  
  • Experience and working knowledge in the following fields of practice:  intellectual property and brand protection; trademark prosecution; civil litigation; contracts; privacy; licensing and other transactions
  • Experience managing intellectual property portfolios and conducting IP audits; and due diligence
  • Knowledge of legal operations principles and experience implementing process improvements
  • Overall broad legal knowledge of corporate laws, litigation, and intellectual property law; and proven general counseling experience in a business environment 
  • Ability to draft, review, revise, and negotiate contracts in multiple areas of the business, including accounting, marketing, and information technology.   
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking/presentation skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet be an integral part of an overall team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with Contract Management Software (i.e. DocuSign, Smartwaiver, etc.)  
  • Valid California Driver's License required 

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide a reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.