Nothing General About a General Counsel

General Counsel is an oxymoron, but Harvey Hohauser and Associates thrives on seeing the connections others miss. “General” refers to a multi-skilled professional that can navigate an action-oriented environment, requiring strategy and experience, with a keen eye on the outcomes. While the job description may seem broad, the DNA for a Vice President, General Counsel is quite specific. The individual must combine world class skills with an exacting blend of knowledge and commercial law. As with all great leaders, this person demonstrates a specialized skillset and a disciplined approach while cultivating relationships and growing new ones. Combining that “technical” knowledge with the ability to relate to others on multiple levels is a tall order!

Great leaders are able to see the way through challenges and develop results-driven solutions. The evolving landscape within corporations and organizations dictates a nimble and flexible approach to executing strategies. Of course people are at the heart of those results, and a leader can motivate the resources to make it happen. The development of long term relationships is 99% passion-driven, as are many innovations. Harvey Hohauser & Associates has been at the center of seeking and nurturing long term relationships with an intentional end game in mind, having an active core of leaders within our reach. This is the direct and intentional outcome of making the firm one that leaders know, like and trust.


Successful searches for General Counsels are a result of our methodical signature process driven by experience and understanding of requirements.

Case Study: Results driven: Meet a tight timeline with exemplary talent and qualifications
Search: Vice President, General Counsel for energy-based product corporation
Timeline: Essential role for corporation at a critical point in growth and development
Guideline: Tight knowledge, skill and ability requirements, IPO + SEC + Energy + M & A experience
Process: Selection, 8 finalists secured, 2 with specific backgrounds in all 4 areas of the requirements and all 8 had SEC experience
Outcome: Finalist candidate secured – negotiation commenced – Candidate positioned within corporate culture

HH&A Advantage:
1. Proven leaders in leadership recruitment
2. Large network of legal professionals
3. Signature process that defines and creates guaranteed success
4. Understanding the culture – identifying the best candidate for that will impact the organization

The HH&A results-driven process produces:
A satisfied CEO with a leader in place to oversee the requirements of legal issues and reduce stress clearing the path for development and further growth of the company.