Sunday, October 7, 2012

Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs


We have been asked to assist in locating candidates for the position of Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at Roll Law Group PC.

The position announcement is as follows:

Roll Law Group PC, the “in-house law firm” for Roll Global LLC, is seeking a Senior Counsel to direct global food and beverage regulatory work for all of its privately-held farming and food and beverage companies.  Roll Global and its affiliates are global leaders in their respective industries.  Paramount Agribusiness comprises Roll’s vertically integrated farming operations, which include pistachios, almonds, pomegranates and citrus, representing such well-known brands as Wonderful, Cuties, and POM Wonderful.  The Roll Global portfolio also includes other businesses such as FIJI Water and Teleflora.  Roll Global and its affiliates collectively have over $3 billion in annual revenues and over 5,000 employees.  The Roll Global and Roll Law Group headquarters is located in West Los Angeles.  Roll Law Group has over 40 lawyers plus staff, providing legal services to all of Roll Global’s operating companies in almost every legal discipline.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Counsel and advise operating companies on U.S. food and beverage regulatory matters, including safety, quality, labeling, marketing, and advertising.

Direct and manage the compliance of operating companies with food and beverage laws and regulations in international markets.

Engage as appropriate with officials at FDA, FTC, USDA, EPA, FAS and international agencies, including Codex Alimentarius Commission, EFSA, etc.

Manage internal health-claims approval process.

Provide legal advice, training, and education on emerging regulations, including the new U.S. Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Manage investigations and enforcement actions related to operating companies’ food and beverage businesses, including product retrieval events (recalls, withdrawals, etc.).

Provide counseling related to new product development, including GRAS applications and substantiation of health, nutrition, natural and other food-related claims.

Work closely with Government Affairs team to help operating companies take advantage of legislative opportunities and manage risks domestically, at both the federal and state levels, and internationally across various jurisdictions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of 7 years’ experience practicing in a top-tier law firm or food and beverage company in the area of food and beverage regulation commensurate with the responsibilities enumerated in this post.
 
Demonstrated excellent judgment, common sense, and ability to work well with operating companies and external operating companies.

JD from an accredited, top tier law school.

Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written skills required.

Ability to provide top-quality, proactive, accurate, timely and effective legal support in a fast moving environment with minimal supervision.


OTHER

Competitive salary and benefits offered.  We will pay for relocation to the Los Angeles area.