Associate Counsel - Commercial in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Associate Counsel will report to and work closely with the Chief International & Commercial Counsel providing legal support on a wide variety of commercial contracts and other matters, supporting a number of the Company’s business units and resource units. The role is expected to autonomously handle commercial contracts in the sales, procurement, and other areas, and to provide support to mergers & acquisitions activities.

Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Draft, edit and negotiate various commercial contracts, including but not limited to long term supply agreements and various purchasing documents
  • Work on all aspects of a merger, acquisition or disposition transaction, including but not limited to data room due diligence, competition filings, as well as drafting stock purchase agreements and transition services agreements
  • Counsel and conduct Preventive Law training in areas such as anti-corruption, sales terms and conditions, procurement contracts, and other areas as requested
  • Provide practical legal advice and guidance on accomplishing business objectives while managing legal risk and cost
  • Coordinate with Regional Legal Counsel and Resource Unit Counsel to efficiently and effectively provide legal services to the Company’s business units
  • Develop a wide variety of general commercial counseling skills by being able to identify and analyze issues in areas such as government contracts, trade compliance, and others
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • Success in this role requires the Associate Counsel to consistently demonstrate the following competencies:
    • has excellent analytical, writing, editing and oral advocacy skills
    • is an energetic, motivated, self-starter
    • demonstrates, advocates and promotes Arconic’s Values and policies, compliance and Legal Department practices
    • quickly becomes familiar with Arconic’s business structure and the strategic initiatives of the business units associated with his or her area of practice
    • on a sustained, measured basis, demonstrates:
      • personal commitment and accountability for timely completion of projects, with minimal monitoring or supervision
      • the ability to work well under time and budget pressures and constraints
      • the ability to work in a rapidly changing, no frills, results-oriented culture
      • continued learning from active involvement on projects, assignments and day-to-day work
      • an active interest in his/her continued professional development through the solicitation and participation in formal and informal learning activities, such as continuous legal education, participation on committees and/or the pursuit of assignments involving the opportunity to work with different attorneys, with different businesses and/or on new work content
      • a practical problem-solving approach
      • the application of logic, formal education, research and training to the legal analysis and the development of solutions
      • the ability to draft in a manner that is clear, precise and appropriately detailed for the audience and intended purpose
      • the ability to provide clear direction to the client regarding legal advice and Company policies and procedures
      • the ability to advocate with the appropriate degree of confidence
      • the ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and interact with a diverse group of clients, peers, support staff and team members
      • the ability to effectively perform both as an individual contributor and as a member of a team
      • the desire to ‘solve the problem’ and ‘add value’ with an understanding of how an assignment fits into a larger transaction, strategy or initiative
      • the judgment to determine when to solicit the perspectives, experiences and expertise of others to ensure and check understanding and minimize mistakes
      • professionalism, including the management of confidential information
      • the development of effective working relationships within Arconic’s Legal Department and contacts within resource units and/or business units associated with his or her area of practice
      • the ability to travel on behalf of the Company


Basic Qualifications
  • Law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is currently a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
  • Minimum 2 years as a practicing commercial lawyer working for a law firm or corporate legal department handling sales, procurement, M&A and other commercial matters.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ideal candidate will have more than 2 years legal work experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.