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General Commercial/Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions, Transactions
Major, Lindsey & Africa has been engaged on an exclusive basis by Illinois Tool Works (“ITW”) to identify a Commercial Counsel to work at its headquarters in Glenview, Illinois. Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE:ITW) is a global industrial company centered on a differentiated and proprietary business model. ITW’s seven industry leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins. ITW’s 50,000+ dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in their decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2018, ITW achieved revenues of $14.8 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America.
Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, this position will provide dedicated legal support to ITW’s Automotive OEM segment on a variety of commercial legal matters, with a principal focus on review and negotiations of commercial agreements, developing and deploying commercial strategies and managing pre-litigation disputes. This position will also provide transactional legal support with respect to ITW’s divestitures, mergers & acquisitions. The successful candidate will have at least five (5) to seven (7) years of legal experience gained at least in part at a sophisticated law firm environment with experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex agreements, with a strong transactional background. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, strong business acumen and exceptional problem-solving abilities.
Please send a resume and cover letter in Word format to CommercialCounselITW@mlaglobal.com for consideration. Please do not contact the Company directly; resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.