General Counsel

general counsel

All too often companies take the risk of flying legally blind. Emerging start-ups and growing firms of all sizes often require legal counsel but can't afford the expense of hiring in-house lawyers with the skills and business savvy critical to play a vital role in a firm’s senior management team. At the same time, these companies resist calling outside counsel for fear of running up a steep bill just to say hello.

Wolf-Rodda llc believes that the billable hour frequently and needlessly gets in the way of a healthy relationship between client and lawyer. For this reason, the firm offers sensible, predictable approaches such as monthly retainers or fixed fees to enable clients to plan their legal expenditures—making the experience and wisdom of nearly 20 years of practice a ready resource for achieving your business goals.

Howard Wolf-Rodda's counseling experience includes:

  • Advising companies regarding legal compliance, employment policies, codes of ethics, nondisclosure agreements, commercial contracts, subcontracts, and teaming agreements.
  • Analyzing, developing and updating client policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government requirements including the Buy America Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as the avoidance and mitigation of conflicts of interest.
  • Serving as transactional counsel regarding government contracting issues for a health data analysis firm in a merger valued at $400 million.
  • Conducting internal audits and investigations regarding alleged noncompliance.
  • Counseling clients regarding risk management and insurance coverage.
  • Negotiating numerous contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements including settlements of disputes through both direct negotiation and mediation.