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Assistant General Counsel

Company: Ferguson
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Role Summary:

The Assistant General Counsel will provide legal advice and guidance regarding a wide range of complex business matters, providing high quality, business focused legal support directly to a national business.

This position provides direction and leadership to management teams to assist in the development and growth of business consistent with overall company strategy and directive.

Please Note:

Our preference is for this person to reside in the Hampton Roads area as our corporate offices are in Newport News, VA. However, we are open to a hybrid or remote work setup for the ideal candidate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal analysis and support for various commercial transactions, including structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements and working with the business to establish optimal standard contract terms.

  • Assist in the establishment, implementation, and communication of formal policies, processes and procedures with respect to contract lifecycle management.

  • Stay abreast of applicable legal developments, legislation and regulations that impact activities and perform industry research on legal matters related to the specific products and suppliers.

  • Coordinate with legal/risk management counsel in litigation matters and advise business owners in strategy and settlement negotiations.

  • Collaborate with internal legal experts to ensure applicability and sufficiency of existing practices (e.g. Compliance, GDPR, Employment, etc.) and assist with training activities relating to these practices.

  • Identify issues and provide advice and counsel regarding antitrust / competition law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental, regulatory and other compliance considerations as they may impact sourcing activity.

  • Provide the business groups with outstanding internal customer service.

  • Willingness to assume additional responsibilities as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; Admitted to practice and in good standing with at least one U.S. State Bar.

  • Minimum 4+ years of post-admission legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house counsel.

  • Experience in domestic contract drafting and negotiation, including experience and familiarity with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers and internal clients across a global organization as well as independently (including remotely).

  • Solid business judgment, including the ability to anticipate and analyze impact and consequences of decisions/initiatives and recommendations.

  • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with personnel and management at all levels of the organization.

  • Effective time management and organizational skills.

  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic.

  • Ability to manage more than one initiative at once.


  • The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Ferguson, Baltimore , Assistant General Counsel, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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