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IDEX Assistant General Counsel in Northbrook, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for (i) providing legal advice and assistance to IDEX and its Business Units worldwide on commercial matters, (ii) managing threatened or pending commercial disputes and potential product liability claims, and (iii) assisting with corporate subsidiary governance matters. The role will require interfacing with manufacturing facilities, operations and business personnel at all levels, including senior management. Duties further involve working closely with third party service providers, including the effective management of outside counsel (domestic and international).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as in-house commercial generalist, providing advice and assistance on a wide range of commercial matters (including procurement and real estate matters). Commercial obligations include reviewing, analyzing, drafting and/or negotiating a broad array of agreements and coordinating the use of outside counsel on such matters as necessary.

  • Manage foreign counsel, as required, to provide commercial and claims/litigation support to Business Units outside the United States.

  • Work with the Business Units to improve their understanding of legal risks including conducting periodic training and assisting with integration of newly-acquired Business Units.

  • Assist with IDEX’s commercial claims/litigation, with a focus on development of case strategy and effective oversight of outside counsel, including development of and adherence to budgets.

  • Assist with corporate governance of IDEX subsidiaries in the U.S. and globally.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Broad-based knowledge of general contract principles, with strong contract drafting and negotiating skills.

  • Experience handling complicated commercial and business transactions, both domestic and international.

  • Litigation or dispute resolution experience.

  • Corporate governance experience preferred.

  • Project management experience, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and to manage multi-task, multi-deadline, cross functional projects effectively, on time and on budget.

  • Proven ability to identify and mitigate risks and balance legal risks with business goals.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the poise and personality to effectively communicate and interact with executives and personnel at all levels.

  • Ability to influence major decisions having legal and commercial ramifications through reasoned analysis and business understanding.

  • Highly-motivated, proactive self-starter with excellent judgment and professional maturity.

  • Ability to fit into a team-oriented environment that is both friendly and informal, yet demanding of excellence, fast-paced and rapidly changing.

  • Ability to actively manage and work efficiently with outside counsel.

  • Willingness to travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state and in good standing with all state bars where admitted. If not admitted in Illinois, must successfully apply for in-house counsel licensure with the State Bar of Illinois.

  • Seven or more years of legal practice, with a preference for some experience in a relevant in-house position.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Corporate

Job Segment: Corporate

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