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 ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL, SOFTWARE & CONTROL - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-3805 / Latpro-3782749 
Date posted: Apr-01-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
Location: Mayfield Heights - Ohio

Job Description

Position Summary

At Rockwell Automation, we are doing things never before possible. By connecting the imaginations of people with the potential of technology we are helping make the world more intelligent, more connected and more productive.

We're helping the world work better and people work smarter - and we're looking for the forward thinkers, and the problem solvers to make that happen. That's where you come in.  The Assistant General Counsel, Software and Control, will provide primary commercial legal support for Rockwell Automation's Software and Control business segment. The role calls for a trusted advisor to the business who understands its strategic initiatives and provides legal support that supports growth, mitigates risk, and assures compliance. The work will focus on supporting a growing software business focused on cutting edge technology and new business models that "bring the Connected Enterprise to Life" - i.e., IOT, SaaS, cloud, and ARR - as well as inorganic growth, specifically mergers and acquisitions involving software targets. A critical competency will be to provide commercial legal leadership and/or key participation for proactive cross-functional initiatives to support commercial transactions related to technology innovations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide proactive counsel to all levels of the business regarding commercial issues;

  • Collaborate with business management to discern risk tolerance and manage risk;

  • Support Business/Corporate Development on major transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and alliance relationships;

  • Lead or provide critical support for cross-functional initiatives to enable the company's evolution into new business models that "bring the Connected Enterprise to life" - i.e., SaaS, cybersecurity, cloud technology, and industrial automation and IOT software;

  • Serve as an escalation resource for the Contracts and Negotiation team on contract issues with clients and critical suppliers as they impact the Software and Control business;

  • Work with interdisciplinary project and transaction teams, including other peers and functions within the Office of General Counsel;

  • Select, retain, and manage outside counsel; manage costs and staffing; use budgets;

  • Provide input into risk management and compliance activities; serve as liaison for the business to the functions and areas of expertise within OGC;

  • Drive continuous improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of our Legal Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree from a US accredited Law School or equivalent;

  • Minimum of seven years of law firm or in-house experience; corporate in-house experience a plus, but not required;

  • Demonstrated experience in technology industry and M&A are preferred;

  • Orientation toward business results; sufficient maturity, experience, and business acumen to become a trusted advisor to and an integral member of the CP&S management team;

  • A strong interest in working on cutting edge legal matters in software and technology;

  • Sound legal and business judgment; ability to assess risk and balance legal and business considerations;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Experience managing and improving processes and driving continuous improvement and takes initiative to solve problems;

  • Uncompromising ethics.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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