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Assistant General Counsel

Parker Hannifin
Posted May 22
Full Time
Cleveland, Ohio

Position Summary

Lead commercial counsel for a primary global business segment operating across industrial, aerospace and defense markets, and support the company’s acquisition and divestiture activity, including joint ventures and equity investments.

Essential Functions

  • Lead, manage and coordinate all legal aspects of public and private acquisition/divestiture transactions in a fast paced competitive process, including the negotiation, drafting and implementation of purchase/sale/merger agreements and ancillary documents; and assist and coordinate various due diligence and other related work streams to identify and mitigate risk
  • Assist in antitrust analyses for potential acquisition targets and involvement in antitrust/pre- merger clearance filings, inquiries, investigations and other related interactions with antitrust authorities
  • Active participation and support in acquisition/divestiture training and workshops across the organization; and provide training and instruction to business personnel focused on commercial law and related areas
  • Serve as lead commercial counsel to a large global business segment in the drafting and negotiation of sales and procurement agreements, terms and conditions of sale/purchase and other commercial transactions; and contribute value as a trusted business partner providing practical legal solutions to complex commercial issues, disputes and claims
  • Provide commercial counsel to corporate functional leadership in various corporate-level transactions, including sale and procurement agreements, service/consulting agreements, lease arrangements and sales/marketing and supply chain initiatives
  • Collaborate with other Legal Department team members and external counsel experts to identify and resolve issues involving litigation, intellectual property, employment, environmental and compliance matters
  • Lead and actively participate in Legal Department and Practice Area strategy deployment and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Efficiently coordinate, manage and provide direction to external counsel and other third party service providers as needed
  • Positively represent and impact Parker and Legal Department culture and values
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Active license to practice law in one or more appropriate jurisdictions
  • Five or more years of relevant, progressive experience as a practicing lawyer in acquisition and divestiture transactions and general commercial matters
  • Ability to independently perform each essential function with skill and efficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively simplify complex issues and facilitate, influence and negotiate across regions, personalities, styles and cultures
  • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem solving skills aligned with client objectives, financial goals and operational needs of the business
  • Ability to operate and address a variety of legal and business issues independently with minimal supervision
  • Creative self-starter with ability to develop and implement innovative, flexible, balanced and practical legal and business solution
  • Collaborative with others, able to work as part of a team to accomplish goals

Location of Position :

  • Parker’s Corporate Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio

Additional Comments

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

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