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Job Summary: The Associate Counsel is responsible for supporting the VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in compliance and corporate matters. The incumbent shall provide hands-on legal counsel and interact with all levels of management within several business functions.
Assist in the protection of the Company’s legal interests and operations within the scope of applicable law and regulation.
The job will require counsel to act independently in the identification and analysis of legal issues and in the preparation and interpretation of necessary legal documents.
Work on commercial contracts and corporate law, including key areas of concentration such as contract preparation and review, legal policy and acquisition due diligence.
Review, draft and negotiate contracts, including, but not limited to, purchasing, sales agreements and/or leases, non-disclosure agreements, licensing arrangements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, consultancy agreements, letters of intent, corporate documents, etc.
The successful candidate will conduct extensive review of customer and vendor contracts.
Other duties as assigned.
J.D. degree required from an ABA accredited law school and current license to practice law in a US state jurisdiction.
Seeking a self-starting attorney with 2-4 years of general corporate experience with a law firm and/or as in-house counsel.
A demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects effectively, and work as both a team player and independently. A strong initiative to manage and complete projects and a wide degree of creativity to problem-solve. The ability to deal effectively with clients, including senior management. Professional demeanor with ability to work in a team oriented, fast-paced environment. Excellent academic credentials, analytical, communication skills and MS Office Suite/Computers skills.
Must be admitted to practice law;
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, capable of providing sound and timely advice, and able to make a positive contribution to a very collegial working environment.
Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Comfortable working in an international business and across varying cultures; and availability for occasional travel.
At Quaker Chemical, we are experts in the development, production and application of chemical specialties, process fluids, lubricants and coatings for the manufacturing industry. Since 1918, we have been an integral part in the growth of the world’s largest industrial companies and to this day our experience and expertise show in the actions and dedication of our Associates worldwide. Today, we ha...ve a global presence in 19 countries and 29 locations, with our corporate headquarters located in Conshohocken, PA. Quaker is a global publicly traded company with a unique collaborative culture that supports career growth for its associates and offers competitive compensation and benefit programs.