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Company Name:
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Chemicals and Materials
Commercial Law
Experience level:
10+ Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

Assistant General Counsel (Commercial Law, M&A, Antitrust)

The position of Assistant General Counsel requires an attorney with a strong M&A, antitrust and general commercial background and will work strategically with international business and commercial colleagues.  The successful incument will hold a generalist background and can assist on other matters that arise from time to time within the Company.


The Assistant General Counsel will be devoted to M&A, antitrust and commercial activities, which entails the following responsibilities:

  1. Support and interact with business units in acquisitions, divestitures and other investment projects, including structuring and negotiating deals, coordinating and undertaking due diligence, and advising senior management;
  2. Advise business units and offer training on antitrust and other compliance issues;
  3. Negotiate, draft and advise business units and staff departments on commercial projects and contracts of all types, including confidentiality agreements, supply and consignment agreements, distribution and sales representative agreements, licensing contracts, logistics contracts, energy agreements, purchase agreements, transportation contracts, and other commercial agreements;
  4. Serve as a general commercial legal backup where needed; and
  5. As appropriate, retain and supervise outside counsel.


While not required, it will be desirable for the successful candidate to also have expertise in one or more of the following:  (1) real estate; (2) customs, export/import, and foreign trade regulations; (3) government affairs; and/or (4) other general corporate or commercial matters that arise from time to time. Experience in the chemical or petrochemical industries is preferred but not required.


This position operates as an adviser to senior management, and must independently work and prioritize simultaneously with multiple business groups.  Candidates will need to interact with all levels of the company in the management of commercial transactions and provide legal advice.  This position is a member of the commercial team within the law department.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • J.D. from top tier U.S. law school and membership in a State Bar
  • 10+ years of experience in M&A and commercial matters, preferrably with a chemical or manufacturing company
  • Large law firm experience; previous in-house experience preferred.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills