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Elite in-house legal department of industry leader has a newly created position to serve as the number two M&A attorney for the company. Portfolio includes strategic transactions from inception to execution as well as post-closing matters and general process management. You also will manage outside counsel’s contributions. Complementing the M&A work is strategic alliances, joint ventures, refinancings, credit facility amendments and other debt transactions. Among other duties are support (not primary) of quarterly board meetings, SEC compliance, executive compensation matters, governance, internal reorganizations and other corporate enterprise maintenance.
This position is being created from work currently allocated to the company’s most senior transactional attorney, JD year of 2000. The role requires the ability to run and close deals autonomously, train and develop mid-level associates and a successful track record of advising senior business executives on strategic options. In light of existing resources within the department, an attorney with JD experience level of 2005-2010 is ideal.
The transactions and corporate governance department within the OGC is close-knit, and takes a team approach to many of the matters under its portfolio. This Counsel will work closely with the company’s Corporate Development Team and will manage outside counsel on deals resulting from their activities. Our client values a strong understanding of finance as well as prior business background in accounting or finance and/or someone with an MBA/CPA. Training in a leading corporate practice at an AmLaw 50 law firm is required; very strong preference for an attorney with both firm and in-house, public company, experience.
Our firm has worked very closely with this favorite corporate client for many years and successfully has placed in excess of 20 attorneys in its OGC, including the company’s senior M&A lawyer. *Rare opportunity to specialize in M&A in-house within the DC metro area. This position is with a high-quality (and highly selective) organization with a commitment to professional development and skill enhancement that is equal to other top “best places to work” award recipients.
Internal Number: 25766
About Garrison & Sisson
Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986 and the Firm has placed over 300 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. The tenure of our recruiters averages twelve years with the Firm, and many client relationships have been ongoing since 1986. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.