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Senior Group Counsel - M&A

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help. If you are a client-focused professional who wants your ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.
We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve.
We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

The legal industry is changing and Elevate’s team are already some of the most respected leaders in the sector as we continue to deliver cutting edge products and services in support of our clients. Our client and Global Diversified Technology and Multi-Industrial Leader is currently undergoing significant change across its legal and compliance functions as they react to the changing regulatory landscape.

As a Senior Group Counsel - Corporate Development, you will support the Corporate Development Organization in executing on the Company's growth plans for a number of the Company’s businesses.

Specifically you will:

  • Negotiate NDAs, term sheets and definitive transaction documentation for acquisition and divestiture transactions, joint ventures, and equity investments.
  • Provide significant cross-functional collaboration with operational and functional leaders, line of business lawyers, compliance, tax, finance, treasury, risk management, labor and employment, real estate, benefits, IP, IT, litigation, EHS, corporate & securities, IR, Communications.
  • Effectively manage and oversee utilization of outside counsel to provide cost-effective legal services.

Experience:

  • 9+ years experience broad M&A transactional experience, preferably obtained from a large law firm practice.
  • If practicing in-house, practice must focus at least 90% time on M&A.
  • Experience should include (1) leading and managing transactions; (2) drafting and negotiating agreements; and (3) preferably some experience involving international M&A, joint ventures and/or venture capital related investments.

Skills for Success:

  • Must be action oriented.
  • Able to develop and clearly communicate a vision.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Pragmatic approach to legal counsel. 
  • Able to manage and effectively communicate the flow of information up, down and across the corporate hierarchy.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from top law school.

 

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