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General Corporate Counsel

Posted May 07
Full Time
On Site
Westerville, Ohio

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Corporate Counsel, you will report to the Vice President, General Counsel, Global Corporate, and assist others within the Vertiv Global Legal Department in support of Vertiv’s corporate functions and global corporate legal matters.

The Corporate Counsel will interact with our management, and business associates across our corporate and business functions and departments, including but not limited to, finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, manufacturing and operations, sales, procurement and supply chain, IT, engineering, and strategy and business development teams, as well as with myriad of external legal service providers, and other individuals depending on the issue at hand.

This position is located at our Westerville, OH Global HQ's office. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, including but not limited to, customer and supplier agreements, technology agreements, asset and share purchase/sales agreements, transition services agreements, consulting and employment agreements, tax matters agreements, IP license agreements, etc.;
  • Effectively provide counsel and support for corporate governance related matters, including, but not limited to, preparation of materials for board and committee meetings, annual stockholder meetings, etc.;
  • Effectively provide counsel and support for commercial transactions, including but not limited to, merger, acquisition, and divestiture activities, integration or divestment processes projects, and entity management and internal restructuring projects; and
  • Effectively provide counsel and support for global corporate legal matters, including but not limited to, environmental, social and governance, marketing and communications, tax, treasury, manufacturing and operations, and investor relations related matters, on as needed basis.

 

Experience Required: 

  • Juris Doctorate from a nationally-accredited law school with strong academic credentials
  • Member in good standing of a state bar.
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in a large law firm or in-house publicly traded company having substantial domestic and international operations.
  • Ability to perform legal research and compile, analyze and interpret data. Requires attention to detail and strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong broad-based experience in various areas of law;
  • Demonstrated strong experience with commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating transaction documentation; and
  • Demonstrated strong experience with general corporate and business matters including operating agreements, bylaws, policies, and procedures. 

 

Skillsets Needed:

  • Collaboration. Ability to be a good team player by helping others in the legal department and other Vertiv departments, and by being versatile, positive, and diplomatic.
  • Client Service. Ability to make positive impressions on clients (internal and external) of the legal department by being polite, responsive, professional and helpful to users of legal services. Lives and displays in actions Vertiv’s values, and provides candid and constructive counsel.
  • Communication. Ability to explain and advise clients of the facts and express points of view clearly and logically in written and oral communications. Must have excellent writing and communications skills, as well as practical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Planning. Ability to prioritize tasks logically and plan work efficiently to maximize the administrative support for legal function available from limited resources.
  • Judgment. Ability to discriminate relevant from irrelevant information and significant/material issues from insignificant/immaterial issues.
  • Independence. Highly motivated self-starter, able to accomplish tasks, make routine decisions and handle frequently encountered problems with minimum supervision, action oriented, results driven, sets clear expectations and milestones, reviews progress, acts decisively to solve problems, accountable for consistently meeting or exceeding goals.
  • Maintain Confidentiality. Ability/self-discipline to maintain the confidentiality of client information.