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Legal Counsel

Posted May 28
Full Time
Bloomington, Minnesota

Donaldson is committed to solving the world’s most complex filtration challenges. Together, we make cool things. As an established technology and innovation leader, we are continuously evolving to meet the filtration needs of our changing world. Join a culture of collaboration and innovation that matters and a chance to learn, effect change, and make meaningful contributions at work and in communities.

Donaldson Company, Inc. seeks a Legal Counsel who will play a critical role in the continued growth and overall success of the company. The Legal Counsel will report to the Senior Director Legal Counsel and will partner with and provide strategic advice on complex legal and business matters. The Legal Counsel will be an in-house generalist with outstanding business development, risk management, outside counsel management, contract negotiation and problem-solving skills, excellent business acumen, a track record of success, and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic legal advice and counsel to the business and functional teams
  • Partner with the business team on strategic and tactical priorities of our businesses, balancing the need for practical legal/business solutions
  • Clearly and succinctly articulate and provide legal advice on complex legal and business matters to both executive and working level colleagues
  • Proactively identify and solve complex problems thinking beyond existing solutions and frameworks
  • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the products and business priorities
  • Advise on regulatory issues with a focus on monitoring and improving controls, processes and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Identify proactive solutions that will mitigate, manage or eliminate Donaldson’s global legal risks
  • Conduct corporate training on various legal topics
  • Keep updated on, monitor, review and resolve day-to-day legal, regulatory and compliance issues as they arise
  • Determine need for, select, manage and evaluate outside counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Licensed attorney in the state of Minnesota (or ability to obtain a Minnesota license)
  • 10+ years of legal experience
  • General corporate experience
  • Experience with selecting, managing and evaluating, and retaining outside counsel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at a Global organization
  • Combination of in-house and outside counsel experience
  • Experience with financing, corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and distribution
  • Ability to quickly understand business objectives, identify related issues, and facilitate a risk/benefit analysis
  • Demonstrated experience thinking strategically to solve legal challenges
  • Proven negotiation experience as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent business judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate work as a global team member, supporting the overall priorities of the company
  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions with a focus on execution and results
  • Strong interpersonal skills and superior time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide practical and strategic legal advice to management team
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines
  • Technical background and knowledge
  • Spanish language skills

Employment opportunities for positions in the United States may require use of information which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations. Applicants for employment opportunities in other countries must be able to meet the comparable export control requirements of that country and of the United States.

Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.