Associate General Counsel at 99 Ranch Market

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 11:44 PM | Adrienne Lee

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Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced attorney to support our legal team. The Associate General Counsel will report to the General Counsel, and will be responsible for managing a variety of legal matters. The ideal candidate must be resourceful and business-minded, and possess outstanding judgment and emotional intelligence.


  • Draft, review, negotiate contracts, including but not limited to: supplier agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, real estate leases, financing agreements, master services agreements, statements of work, NDAs, and employment-related agreements.
  • Represent the Company in litigation and pre-litigation matters and work with outside counsel as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations including but not limited to USDA, FDA, U.S. Customs/Trade laws, FTC, product labeling requirements, privacy laws.
  • Provide legal advice and support to various departments such as operations, human resources, information technology/information security, e-commerce, and marketing.
  • Formulate standard operating procedures and training materials for various departments.
  • Monitor and prepare for legal and regulatory developments nationwide.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare concise guidance on various legal issues.
  • Assist with intellectual property matters, including trademark registration and enforcement.
  • Manage outside counsel and ensure cost-effective legal representation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Active member in good standing of the California State Bar.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant legal experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to grapple with complexity.
  • Outstanding judgment, business acumen, and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Efficient, resourceful and able to show initiative.
  • Self-starter who can work independently.
  • Uncompromising professional ethics and commitment to moral integrity.
  • Willingness to learn and accept feedback.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience at a nationally recognized law firm along with some in-house experience
  • Prior experience advising retail / food / consumer-facing industries
  • Fluent in Mandarin and/or Spanish

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a dynamic and supportive work environment. If you meet the requirements and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration.

The expected starting salary range for this role is $185,000- $225,000, though actual amount may be higher or lower depending on non-discriminatory factors including experience, knowledge, qualifications, skills, and education.

99 Ranch Market, is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. By submitting your information, you acknowledge you have read our privacy policy: 

You can reach us at or P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658.
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The Orange County Asian American Bar Association ("OCAABA") is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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