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Junior In-House Counsel, BUA

United States, Lincolnshire
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GF has four divisions: GF Piping Systems, GF Uponor, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions. As a Group, GF offers products and solutions that enable the safe transport of liquids and gases, as well as lightweight casting components and high-precision manufacturing technologies. As a sustainability and innovation leader, GF strives to achieve profitable growth while offering superior value to its customers for more than 200 years. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and as of the end of 2022, it was present in 34 countries with 138 companies, 60 of which are production companies with 83 facilities. GF’s 15’207 employees worldwide generated sales of CHF 3’998 million in 2022.

Your tasks

  • Reporting to In-House Counsel, Americas
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex commercial contracts, including customer and vendor agreements, NDAs, strategic partnership agreements, software agreements and professional services/development agreements,
  • Providing daily legal advice and counsel across a variety of practice areas including corporate governance, corporate structuring, labor & employment, regulatory compliance, product liability/risk management.
  • Participate in the development and refinement of company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Keeping abreast of current trends, practices, and changes in corporate law and regulations that may affect the company and its operations.
  • Creating, revising and managing template agreements, developing playbooks and legal processes that can scale regionally to provide efficient and timely responses to internal clients.
  • Being an active and trusted business partner and ensure the provision of timely business focused advice to business clients by identifying potential legal issues and mitigating risk.
  • Participating in handling disputes that may arise in existing commercial relationships.
  • Providing guidance and support to our cross-functional colleagues on a wide range of legal issues.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Prepare & deliver training content.
  • Supporting management of outside counsel, including billing and litigation support.
  • General administrative work related to support of the legal department
  • Collaboration with other attorneys and professionals to provide comprehensive legal support.
  • All other duties as assigned by In-House Counsel, Americas

Your profile

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, by the American Bar Association.
  • Admission to at least one US State Bar
  • 3 to 5 years of experience, in-house legal or law firm.
  • Proven experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate structuring and corporate governance
  • Experience in some or all of these areas: regulatory compliance, product liability, commercial transactions
  • Understanding of or experience with risk management/insurance programs a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to handle complex legal issues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.
Health care Health care
Health care GF offers a comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and 401k with generous company match.
Paid holidays Paid holidays
Paid holidays Paid time off include 12 paid days of company holidays.
Work perks discount Work perks discount
Work perks discount The discount program includes many different goods and services including appliances, electronics, theme parks, movies and more.
Sport activities Sport activities
Sport activities We support the purchase of a fitness membership from the center of your choice with a subsidy.

Your contact

Janet Gonzalez
HR Manager
9271 Jeronimo Road
92618 Irvine
United States
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.