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Legal Counsel

Company: Assa Abloy Americas
Location: Richardson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

TITLE: Associate General Counsel SALARY/CLASSIFICATION: ExemptREPORTS TO: General Counsel JOB SUMMARYThe ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world. In 2018, ASSA ABLOY was for the fourth time listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies.ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions reimagine how people move through their world, whether that world is a cruise ship, education, hotel or elderly care facility. Our expertise in customer journey mapping, innovation and service design leads to the invention of new solutions that create value for our clients and exceptional experiences for their end users. ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions for Hospitality is looking for a Associate General Counsel.Job Purpose:ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has activities across the globe and, as an Associate General Counsel with us, you will be providing legal advice and guidance to employees and managers at all levels within the Global Solutions division. Your primary responsibilities will be providing legal support to our Business Areas with operations in the Americas, currently comprising Hospitality, Marine, Critical Infrastructure, Traka, KEYper and Senior Care, as well as supporting them on global customer contracts. In addition to providing proactive legal advice and contract support to the Business Areas you will be managing claims and litigation/arbitration arising in the Business Areas. You will instruct external legal counsel as and when required. You will also be managing strategic divisional projects in furtherance of the Group's compliance programs, with the support of the divisional Compliance Officer, Export Control Manager and Data Protection Manager, as well as supporting the division's strategic goals, including both organic and non-organic growth (M).Responsibilities:Drafting, negotiating, and interpreting a wide range of contracts, including sale and purchase of goods and services, technology, software and IP-related agreements and licenses.Supporting Business Areas on legal matters arising in product roll-out in new jurisdictions.Assisting in claims management, litigation and pre-litigation activities, including working with and managing outside counsel (and managing the budget for the matter) to develop strategies to initiate, defend, resolve and prevent various forms of litigation.Supporting M transactions.Developing procedures and internal processes designed to bring down Group policies to the division and the respective Business Areas, andAssisting in a wide range of intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.Other duties may be assigned.RequirementsA strong technical background with an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science; other backgrounds will be considered depending upon relevant experience.Juris Doctorate degree (JD) Admitted to practice law in at least one state.At least five years of relevant experience as in-house counsel and/or a reputable law firm.Experience from technology related legal and contractual matters, including commercial contract law, IPR and data protection, as well as some background in corporate law.Fluency in written and spoken English; other language skills, in particular Spanish, are desirable.Proficiency in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.Sound legal and business judgment.Strong organizational skills, maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously and adjusting to changing priorities and deadlines.Ability to proactively isolate and prioritize issues to focus on implementing both top-level, strategic solutions as well as the day-to-day initiatives.Excellent negotiation, drafting, analytical and communication skills and significant experience from contract negotiations.Must be legally eligible to work in the country you are hired.The role is the Division's sole legal counsel based in the Americas and the right candidate will have the ability to work independently with little managerial support and supervision. We believe that you are a team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain personal and professional integrity while while driving and supporting legal and compliance goals. What we offer:We can offer you a stimulating work in an international environment with good development opportunities. You will work closely with our business as well as being an important member of the legal and compliance team within ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.Contact and application:For more information, please contact Ann-Charlotte Hgberg, General Counsel Global Solutions, ann-charlotte.hogberg@assaabloy.comPlease apply at our website "Let's open the doors to the future - together!Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities.Would you like to join us in opening doors of the future?"

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