Experience: 2 years
Location: Chicago West Suburbs
Area of Practice: Corporate
EXCELLENT NEW CORPORATE ATTORNEY ROLE
Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday - customers, employeesand the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We're financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.
It's Elkay's people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay's exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today's leading international suppliers of plumbing and water delivery products. If you're ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Corporate Attorney is responsible for assisting the General Counsel and Senior Corporate Counsel in provision of all legal services to the company and its subsidiaries, including the following subject areas: contracts, intellectual property, M & A transactions, compliance, labor and employment, antitrust, real estate, and litigation supervision, as well as day-to-day legal advice. This is currently a three-person department - the General Counsel, the Senior Corporate Attorney and the Paralegal; this would be the fourth.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide legal support for mergers/acquisitions/divestitures/joint ventures and other business transactions.
Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts such as vendor/procurement, sales/distribution, leases, and non-disclosure agreements.
Identify complex legal issues affecting the company and develop and implement courses of action necessary to address major issues and questions.
Implement appropriate processes and policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and management and avoidance of disputes.
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations.
Supervise outside lawyers hired to assist the corporation with specialized legal services and litigation.
Provide practical legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment.
Analyze legal issues relating to proposed products and marketing.
Assist management with labor and employment law concerns and creating and interpreting company policies.
Handle intellectual property matters including trademarks, patents, and non-disclosure agreements.
J.D. degree with admission to the Illinois bar and current license to practice law in Illinois required
At least 2 years of legal experience in general corporate law required; law firm (specifically in the area of M&A) experience strongly preferred; will consider corporate experience as well
Extensive experience with contract management required; demonstrated ability to review, analyze, draft, negotiate and close agreements or legal documentation
Ability to understand the issues involved with doing business globally; global experience a plus
Ability to identify and analyze potential legal issues and develop business-focused legal advice and solutions a must
Ability to display excellent judgment, analysis and problem solving skills essential
Excellent negotiation skills required
Superior verbal and written communication skills required. Excellent presentation skills a must
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to provide value to business and functional leaders and their staffs essential
Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines required
Must demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and character and promote ethical business behavior throughout the organization
Bi-lingual skills a plus
Send resumes to Phyllis.Fangman@elkay.com