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United States, Stamford, CT, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Transactions


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

Your Role
  • Provides day-to-day legal counseling for one or more multimillion-dollar business unit(s) or corporate functions, which includes drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents
  • May act as liaison with outside legal firms 
  • Keeps informed on all legislation affecting overall company operations. Protects the organization's rights in contract negotiations, with a specific focus on purchasing, real estate, tax and commercial transactional support
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations. Advises management on recent changes in laws and regulations that affect the company
  • Frequently reviews and negotiates supply and purchase contracts which typically involve products regulated by such US government agencies as the FDA, the EPA and the CPSC.


  • JD or equivalent from accredited US law school with a current state bar license to practice law in Connecticut or another state with the ability to obtain a CT authorized house counsel license
  • 5+ years’ experience in a corporate legal department or a mix of private practice and in-house experience
  • Experience in the consumer products and chemical industries desired but will consider equivalent experience in comparable or related industries
  • Significant expertise in a majority of the following areas: contracts, antitrust, distribution, supply chain, product regulatory (especially EPA/CPSC/FDA), tax, and corporate governance
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.
JOB ID: 190003EI


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