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Counsel, Government & Commercial Transactions

Company: Johnson Controls
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Counsel, Government & Commercial Transactions Under broad direction from the senior lawyers in the Commercial Transactions and Business Partner, Building Solutions, N.A. (BSNA) legal team, the Group Counsel will provide commercial transactions support to all BSNA Areas with a focus on government contracts. The successful candidate will be a forward-looking lawyer, with the motivation and capacity to develop a deep understanding of the businesses they support. They must have the credibility to function as a trusted advisor to the business leaders they support.-- How will you do it

  • Review, draft and negotiate high revenue and high complexity sales contracts, including energy performance contracts, construction and technology integration contracts, subcontract agreements, and enterprise wide account contracts.
  • Advise business leaders and front-line personnel on negotiating, executing, and operating under various types of contracts with state, local, and federal government bodies.
  • Navigate procurement regulations at the state, local, and federal government level.
  • Counsel on domestic preference laws and regulations at the state and federal level.
  • Advise business leaders and front-line personnel on negotiating, executing, and operating under a wide variety of contract types.
  • Partner with front line business leaders to navigate the company's contract approval process that ensures proper consideration of key provisions.
  • Counsel business leaders and front-line personnel on ethics and business practice requirements of government contracting, especially on gifts and entertainment and conflicts of interest.--
  • Counsel the business and manage pre-litigation disputes in the businesses you support.--
  • Build organizational structure, best business practices, policies and processes (including training and communication) to optimize resource allocation based on company and business needs, efficiency and risk reduction, including the use of external providers.
  • Train and guide clients across a full range of issues that arise in the construction industry and more specifically issues that arise when engaging with government customers.
  • Work directly with BSNA legal business partners, corporate center of excellence, regional legal teams and outside counsel to ensure cost-effective support of commercial transactions and other matters of strategic importance to BSNA.--
  • Work with the Commercial Transactions and Legal Business Partner lawyers on cross-functional projects.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities, and implement resulting changes, related to the contract review processes. What we look for Required
    • J.D degree with a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience supporting complex contract negotiation with commercial as well as government customers, preferably in the construction industry.
    • Demonstrated interest in products, services and sales in the construction industry, complex commercial negotiations, government contracting and compliance at the state, local, and federal levels, and helping businesses be successful in achieving their business plans.
    • Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and state and local procurement activities.
    • The successful candidate must be a disciplined legal drafter/writer and possess a problem-solving, "can do" orientation with a demonstrated ability to simplify complex situations.--
    • Experience selecting and managing outside counsel is a plus.--
    • Must be fully licensed to practice law within the United States and able to practice in-house in Wisconsin.--
    • Ability to influence without authority and to work within a matrixed legal team are key attributes.
    • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with management at all levels across geographies and customer management skills are required.-- Preferred
      • Ten (10) plus years of experience of relevant experience supporting complex contract negotiations with commercial as well government customers.
      • Five years of experience in the construction industry. Johnson Controls Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/careers Previous Job Searches My Profile Create and manage profiles for future opportunities. --- United States of America, Wisconsin, Milwaukee --- United States of America, Wisconsin, Milwaukee --- United States of America, Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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