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Associate General Counsel II

Company: Johns Manville Corp
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate General Counsel, Commercial/Transactional located in Denver, Colorado. This role is a director level position and reports to the Vice President and General Counsel. In this role, you will be the legal point-of-contact for one of the three business divisions and responsible for a wide range of legal matters, including negotiation of commercial contracts, supply agreements, distribution agreements and monitoring of antitrust, anti-corruption and data privacy compliance. You will collaborate with internal clients at all levels of management to effectively balance the goal of minimizing legal risk to the JM business while supporting and assisting in the achievement of its business and strategic objectives. You must have the ability to work confidently with a high level of independence and responsibility to provide legal advice and support directly to the business clients within the division you support. This is truly a great opportunity to be part of an evolving legal organization that is focused on developing its members for advancement and future roles within the organization.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Manage projects and transactions and represent JM in negotiating and drafting agreements and varied business transactions
  • Provide legal support to Global Procurement & Logistics team regarding the purchase or goods and services
  • Foster and develop internal customer relationships with senior executive leadership, becoming a proactive member of the business team who can provide legal positions and support that creates a competitive advantage whenever possible
  • Communicate and understand a wide variety of legal and business issues; provide legal advice and counsel that consistently enhances the Company's ability to formulate business direction and strategy
  • Understand the needs of the business and act as a partner in solving problems
  • Assist the business leaders in investigation of incidents which might give rise to claims, advise on legal liability and negotiate claims or settlements
  • Make recommendations to the Vice President and General Counsel regarding the potential resolution of projects and transactions, including potential settlements and the initiation of legal proceedings against others
  • Supervise the Company's outside commercial and transactional counsel
  • Conduct training for JM employees on relevant legal topics, including compliance with antitrust, anti-corruption and data privacy laws
  • Actively participate in JM internal and external events
  • Model the JM core values of Passion, People, Perform and Protect

What You Bring to the Team:

  • 12-15+ years of commercial and transactional experience
  • JD from an accredited law school and membership in the Bar of at least one state
  • 5+ years of experience working in a large law firm, preferably national or international
  • 5+ years of experience working in a commercial/transactional in-house legal department
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with multiple teams
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Possess good business acumen (e.g., knowledge of basic financial information)
  • Ability to influence senior and executive leaders
  • Additional consideration given to those with the following experience: antitrust, data privacy, M&A and real estate
  • Must be willing to travel approximately 25% of your time (including international travel)
  • You must be physically able to perform the essential job functions; reasonable accommodations may be made to those individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

Applicants can expect to make between $180,000 to $225,000 upon hire. In addition, this position is eligible for a target incentive bonus under our variable incentive plan, as well as to participate in our long-term incentive program. Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors.


With Johns Manville you can take pride in helping our team to deliver products that make a difference in the markets that we serve. You'll have the benefit of a supportive environment with good people who care, plus the opportunity for continued growth in your career. Johns Manville brings stability and a space for innovative thinking. Bring your purpose and desire to grow and in return you'll receive competitive pay, annual merit increases, a generous 401k match, paid holidays and vacation, education reimbursement and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Johns Manville Corp, Denver , Associate General Counsel II, Other , Denver, Colorado

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