Corporate Counsel
Smiths Detection - Edgewood, MD

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The Corporate Counsel, Americas is the commercial and contractual lead in the Americas Legal Department on simple and complex agreements for the region. Reporting to the General Counsel, Americas, this position will review, draft, and negotiate contracts and other legal documents for Detection in the Americas, support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes & policies, and provide legal support in other areas as needed including corporate governance, transactions, and litigation.

• Provide legal support, advice, and counsel to the Americas region
• Draft, review, and negotiate commercial, US Government, and international tenders, RPFs, contracts, licenses, and other legal documents
• Identify, assess, and manage legal risks facing the business
• Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, legal processes and policies, and contract management
• Deliver timely, pragmatic, and business-focused legal counsel to clients, even in ambiguous situations
• Prepare corporate filings and assist General Counsel, Americas with corporate governance and compliance
• Legal research and writing, due diligence, transaction and litigation support, as needed
• Comply with and ensure department compliance with Company health, safety and environmental policies
• Comply with all applicable U.S. export control and security regulations
• Other duties as required


Education/Training: JD from Top Tier Law School. B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: 4-7 years of professional experience, preferably both law firm and in-house
International commercial experience, preferably in high-technology or defense industries
Detailed working knowledge of Commercial and Government contracts (US and International)
Solid working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, and bid protest process a plus
Corporate law and transactional experience
General knowledge of export control and IPR
Management or project leadership experience preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
US Citizen and ability to obtain and hold a security clearance, if required

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining high attention to detail
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive data
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
Must be self-motivator, highly organized and have the ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
Member of the bar in good standing of at least one US jurisdiction
Excellent writing and proofing skills
Sound practical and business judgment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Supervises: N/A (at present. Ability to grow into direct supervisory role.)


Travel Requirements: 10-20%

• Ability to solve complex practical problems
• Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, and reassign priorities
• Deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
• Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
• Ability to think strategically and develop strategic plan
• Ability to inspire, motivate and influence diverse global teams
• Ability to lead and work in cross-functional multi-cultural teams
• Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-15 pounds
Work environment is typically considered in an office environment located on-site, within a Smiths location during normal or extended business hours. Work environment may also include employee’s residence, customer site & meeting venues, extensive time off site while traveling or to other location as required.

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