Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (or “Company”) to search for an Assistant General Counsel.
Overview: Reporting to the General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and assisting with a variety of transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and various partnerships, as well as handling matters related to corporate governance, risk management, and employment. The Assistant General Counsel will also participate fully in the management and oversight of Legal Department operations and essential day-to-day operations. The right individual will partner closely with business colleagues serving as a strategic and trusted advisor across the enterprise.
Company: The Chamberlain Group, Inc. is a global leader in access solutions and products. As the corporate parent company to the myQ, LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco brands, the Company designs and engineers access systems that connect people, places, and events. The Company is redefining access solutions and knowledge through its brands and proprietary technology which allows people to receive real time alerts and to open, close and monitor access points remotely, all through their smart phones.
Location:Oak Brook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago)
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 10+ years of relevant experience, ideally gained in both law firm and in-house environments, with a strong background as a corporate generalist. Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various agreements, including supply, service, intellectual property and licensing, and confidentiality agreements, as well as handling commercial disputes and other general corporate matters such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnerships is preferred. The right candidate will also have strong business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of effectively working with business colleagues in an evolving and growing corporate environment.
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