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Senior Counsel, M&A Integration

Posted Jul 08
Full Time
Rolling Meadows, Illinois


Welcome to Gallagher – a global leader in insurance, risk management, and consulting services. With a growing team of more than 45,000 professionals worldwide, we empower businesses, communities, and individuals to thrive. At Gallagher, you can build a career whether it’s with our brokerage division, our benefits and HR consulting division, or our corporate team. Experience The Gallagher Way, a culture fueled by shared values and a collective passion for excellence. Join one of our dynamic teams, where you'll play a pivotal role in shaping Gallagher's future and unlocking unparalleled opportunities for both clients and yourself.

We believe that every candidate brings something special to the table, including you! So, even if you feel that you’re close but not an exact match, we encourage you to apply.


We are currently looking to appoint an M&A Support and Integration Counsel to join the GGB-US M&A Integration team!

As the M&A Integration Counsel, you will own all aspects of M&A support for GGB-US including all legal matters relative to due diligence and post-closing integration across the US, with the goal of more comprehensive involvement by the GGB-US legal team in the due diligence process and accelerating the legal integration of the newly acquired company.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Collaborate closely with the US Corporate M&A legal and project teams throughout the acquisition process to understand commercial drivers for acquisitions
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders in the M&A process
  • Review deal terms, due diligence questionnaires and other relevant documents throughout the due diligence process to ensure GGB-US is effectively managing M&A risk
  • Analyze target company business and legal matters with a focus on compliance, contracting, privacy and other legal functions to highlight legal risk and raise problematic items to appropriate resources
  • Prepare deal summaries for GGB-US legal management, highlighting items of concern in advance of potential closings
  • Understand and recognize important integration tasks, and effectively document and handle post-acquisition legal and operational integration matters, engaging with legal and cross-functional managers
  • Draft (and present, where appropriate) reports for boards and committees seeking approval for integration activities
  • Document and handle requests for corporate administrative updates, key vendor and partner contract reviews, intellectual property ownership and licensing filings, regulatory and compliance matters and similar functional area tasks
  • Work with the acquired business to transition contracts to Gallagher, updating contracts to Gallagher standards, including privacy terms
  • Contribute to the evolution of legal integration process and strategy, including: creating and maintaining legal integration dashboards, project plans, presentation materials and integration planning reports

Skills for success

  • Experience providing practical advice to enable accurate monitoring, management, and/or mitigation of risks.
  • Ability to balance multiple simultaneous transactions or projects

About You

  • JD from a leading law school, with proven academic success.
  • License to practice law and in good standing under the bar of any state that enables admission to practice as in-house counsel.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or representing a global company in M&A matters.
  • Prior success leading M&A transactions from inception to closing, with experience leading due diligence teams.
  • Experience with the identification and assessment of M&A transaction risks, and an ability to provide practical, solutions-oriented advice to enable proper monitoring, management, or mitigation of risks.

Compensation And Benefits

On top of a competitive salary, great teams and exciting career opportunities, we also offer a wide range of benefits.

Below are the minimum core benefits you’ll get, depending on your job level these benefits may improve:

  • Medical/dental/vision plans, which start from day one!
  • Life and accident insurance
  • 401(K) and Roth options
  • Tax-advantaged accounts (HSA, FSA)
  • Educational expense reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave

Other benefits include:

  • Digital mental health services (Talkspace)
  • Flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function)
  • Training programs
  • Gallagher Thrive program – elevating your health through challenges, workshops and digital fitness programs for your overall wellbeing
  • Charitable matching gift program
  • And more...

We value inclusion and diversity

Click Here to review our U.S. Eligibility Requirements

Inclusion and diversity (I&D) is a core part of our business, and it’s embedded into the fabric of our organization. For more than 95 years, Gallagher has led with a commitment to sustainability and to support the communities where we live and work.

Gallagher embraces our employees’ diverse identities, experiences and talents, allowing us to better serve our clients and communities. We see inclusion as a conscious commitment and diversity as a vital strength. By embracing diversity in all its forms, we live out The Gallagher Way to its fullest.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any form of discrimination by its managers, employees, vendors or customers based on race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy status), sexual orientation, gender identity (which includes transgender and other gender non-conforming individuals), gender expression, hair expression, marital status, parental status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected (herein referred to as “protected characteristics”) by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified person with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.