Sr. Corporate Counsel

The Clorox Company - Oakland, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


The Clorox Company is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 8,500 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6.0 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products; RenewLife® digestive health products; and Nutranext dietary supplement brands. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®.

Headquartered in Oakland, California, The Clorox Company was founded in 1913. Today, Over 80% of the company's products hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their respective categories. The Clorox Company has operations today in about 25 countries and territories around the world. Clorox products also are sold in over 100 global markets.

Clorox's in-house Legal Services team delivers top-quality legal services and advice on a wide variety of areas including regulatory compliance, litigation, corporate, M&A, intellectual property, contracts and human resources. We are a highly collaborative, innovative and inclusive team that works closely with our business partners. Together, we guide and protect the company and enhance its reputation. We are integral in supporting our business strategy which is focused on good growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and achieved responsibly. Our legal team was recently awarded "Best In-House Legal Department" (ALM's Corporate Counsel, June 2017); won the International Legal Summit Alliance General Counsel Award for Best USA Legal Department: Consumer Goods & Retail (2017); and was recognized as an "Innovative In-House Legal Team" (Financial Times, December 2016), among other recognitions we have received. We actively participate in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and support an active pro bono program through which we seek to increase access to justice.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Vice President -- Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, this position plays a leading role in the legal support for merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, and other corporate transactions at Clorox. It also serves as the lead attorney for a strategic business unit and supports additional corporate work streams, including drafting and negotiating commercial and other corporate agreements.

Key Responsibilities:
Support corporate transactional activities, including domestic and international merger, acquisition, divestiture and joint venture transactions.

Play a leading role in all legal aspects of transactions, including driving strategic outcomes, advising executives on legal risks, coordinating due diligence reviews, leading and collaborating with cross functional transaction teams and drafting and negotiating deal documentation, from NDAs though definitive agreements.

Drive M&A continuous improvement initiatives.

Serve as the lead attorney for a strategic business unit, including potentially serving on a leadership team.

Support additional corporate legal work, including commercial and corporate agreements and international work.

Work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on other matters as needed.

Efficiently manage outside counsel.

Experience/Skills:
At least 8 years of experience as a practicing attorney in the areas of M&A and corporate transactions, including experience leading and negotiating transactions.

Experience in a top-tier law firm (in-house experience a plus).

Demonstrated success at providing strategic counseling to business partners that takes into account legal considerations along with business goals.

Experience interacting at a senior level with business management teams.

Pro bono experience a plus.

Other Qualifications:
Broad range of relevant legal experience, including the ability to identify, prioritize and resolve critical legal issues in real time.

Unquestioned personal integrity; seen as a role model for ethical principles and values of the Company and practices required by law.

Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Strong skills in leadership - the ability to drive and lead while working with legal and technical staffs.

Strong ability to influence, provide points of views, and to listen.

Strong decision making and problem solving skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to work well in a matrixed organization and interact with and command respect from Company employees.

Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.

Commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Excellent execution and organizational skills and attention to detail.

Firmness and courage to confront issues at every level.

Ability to identify and use the most efficient and effective legal resources to complete the work in a timely and cost effective manner.

Commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Some travel may be required.

Education Level/Degree:
JD degree and bachelors; top tier undergraduate and law schools.

Member of the California State Bar, or eligible to register under the California State Bar in-house counsel program.