On-Demand / Virtual General Counsel Services

on-demand general counsel, external general counsel, litigation project management, corporate governance and SEC compliance

External General Counsel

Smaller companies, start-ups, and foreign companies can have access to an experienced General Counsel on an interim or part-time basis in handling a wide range of legal matters without setting up an in-house legal department or hiring a costly large law firm to handle routine corporate legal matters. We function as your virtual General Counsel and law department on a fixed monthly retainer or project retainer basis in handling the following:

  • Drafting contracts, commercial, distribution, and vendor agreements
  • Setting up business entities
  • Corporate secretary function
  • Litigation management
  • Registration patents, trademark, and copyright
  • Employment claims
  • Environmental permitting and compliance
  • Import / export and customs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Real estate purchase / sale and lease transaction agreements
  • Legal counseling to executive management and Board of Directors

Litigation Project Management

When a company has never encountered a major litigation, it may not have the requisite experience to devise a winning strategy, select the right counsel, and manage the litigation process. As a result, the legal fees can quickly spiral out of control while progress is stalled.

Our team has successfully managed complex commercial and class action litigation, as well as staffed discovery document review associates and paralegals for trial preparation.

We “project manage” the legal process by:

  • Conducting “beauty contests” to select the right lead litigation counsel and cost-efficient discovery document review associates
  • Developing litigation budget, negotiating legal fees, and reviewing legal invoices
  • Serving as coordinating / liaison counsel to ensure effective communication between retained counsel(s) and client’s management
  • Handling internal litigation discovery by gathering relevant facts and documents and identifying key witnesses
  • Handling insurance coverage claims and negotiating with claims representatives regarding coverage and legal fees of retained counsel(s)

Corporate Governance & SEC Compliance

Newly listed public companies must comply with a wide range of corporate governance and securities regulations. Our legal and financial team is experienced in providing the following:

  • Counseling foreign-based U.S.-listed companies on SEC and SOX compliance requirements
  • Counseling management on FCPA compliance
  • Counseling on corporate governance to executive management
  • Drafting internal audit and regulatory compliance policies and procedures
  • Selection of Board members and outside auditors