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IDEX Corporation, an S&P 500 global manufacturing company
IDEX Corporation, an S&P 500 global manufacturing company with revenues of more than $3 billion and a market cap of over $17 billion, is a company of exceptional products and innovative technologies, whose impact reaches millions worldwide. We build mission critical components for your everyday life. Our products are used by companies making a vast array of products ranging from vaccines to chocolate. IDEX is a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. For additional information, please go to www.idexcorp.com.
The Senior 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.
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 or intellectual property experience preferred.
Project management experience, with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing 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.
Five or more years of legal practice, with a preference for some experience in a relevant in-house position.
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