The Senior Legal Counsel will provide legal and business support to ESCO’s operating subsidiaries worldwide in areas such as litigation, contracts, and commercial transactions. In addition, this position will have a support role at ESCO on corporate matters and its steady stream of M&A transactions. This position requires the ability to handle a wide range of diverse legal matters as well as a desire to learn new areas of the law as issues arise. As a member of ESCO’s small in-house legal team you must be a detail oriented problem solver with minimal need of oversight. Working knowledge of government contracts would be a plus. Offices are located in Ladue, Missouri. Interested applicants should send a cover email and resume in PDF format to ESCOLegalEmployment@escotechnologies.com.
Manage litigation, customer claims, and third party discovery requests with support from outside counsel as necessary.
Draft and negotiate complex domestic and international agreements between ESCO subsidiaries and third parties (e.g. customers, distributors, vendors) which may involve custom drafting and/or revising agreements proposed by third parties.
Conduct M&A due diligence in assigned subject matters areas, prepare/review disclosure schedules, prepare summary reports for RWI activities, and resolve post-closing claims.
Investigate, evaluate, and propose resolutions for ethics reports made to the General Counsel or as otherwise assigned.
Manage resolutions of projects and issues in various regulatory compliance areas with support from outside counsel as necessary.
Address routine corporate issues such as preparation of resolutions, return of capital, declaration of dividends, intra company transactions, and equity contributions.
Support and/or drive implementation of new file docketing and records management system at ESCO.
Must have a JD degree and be qualified to practice in at least one US State. Undergraduate degree in business or finance preferred.
Must have at least 5 to 10 years of relevant experience.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills that lead to creative solutions to business challenges.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects on tight deadlines.
Superior writing and drafting skills.
Willingness to travel domestically occasionally and internationally rarely.
All candidates must be authorized to work in the US, employer sponsorship is not available.
Additional Desired Attributes:
In-house experience at a public company or complex private company would be beneficial. Law firm litigation experience would be helpful.
A working knowledge of government contracts (FARS, DFARS, etc.) would be a plus.
Capacity to learn and understand the Company’s markets and technologies so as to be equipped to provide appropriate legal support.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the facility to collaborate and build professional relationships with internal clients and external resources.
About ESCO Technologies Inc.
ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) is a global provider of highly-engineered products and solutions delivering sustainable growth across diverse and expanding end-markets. The company consists of three technology-driven business segments – Aerospace & Defense, RF Shielding & Test, and Utility Solutions Group. ESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.