This legal position within the Office of General Counsel will be responsible to provide legal and commercial counsel for a VSP line of business and/or staff group. This position will lead all Mergers & Acquisition legal responsibilities for our organization.
Evaluates and manages legal impact of LOB and/or staff group's major business and commercial decisions and/or plans.
Provides guidance on daily commercial legal matters relevant to the business and/or staff group.
Provides guidance and recommendations to business and/or staff partners on appropriate current and pending legislation.
Provide counsel on commercial-related disputes, including managing external counsel where appropriate and coordinating with appropriate internal teams to defend such matters.
Ensures the company's management policies and programs are consistently practiced.
Negotiate commercial contracts with external partner industry vendors to support the LOB and its business strategy.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
5 years legal experience in a corporate environment or equivalent, specializing in and general business matters and/or matters relevant to supported staff group
Current license to practice law
Demonstrated ability to participate in high-level company-wide planning and strategy efforts
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written, verbal, research and communication skills
Interpersonal and self-management skills to build and maintain strong relationships with relevant business and/or staff groups within the company
Ability to work with a team of diverse individuals; ability to work collaboratively
Excellent judgment and ability to assess risks; ability to protect the company's interests; keen business acumen
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with all levels of management regarding complex legal issues
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines and work with various stakeholders
Big law experience working at an AM Law 100 law firm on M&A transactions
Significant corporate transactional and M&A experience
Experience leading legal support for domestic and international clients with a variety of corporate matters, including joint ventures, the sale and acquisition of businesses, etc.
Experience including extensive hands-on experience with the entire M&A process - pre-planning (strategy), target screening, NDA, LOI, legal diligence, drafting and negotiating definitive purchase agreements, employment agreements, leases and all other documents (including financing), regulatory filings, making sure the deal successfully close, post-integration, etc.
VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.