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Legal Counsel

  • GE Global Growth Organization
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 3:04:53 PM
  • 2825067
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Global Growth Organization Latin America
Location(s): Mexico ; Mexico City

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
This Legal Counsel position will report directly to the General Counsel of GE Mexico providing premier legal services to GE Industrial. This role will work with legal team members and business functional teams providing broad scope legal advice, negotiation and drafting on agreements, practices, operations and other arrangements.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Legal Counsel will be responsible for the following:
Independently draft documents, agreements, side letters, and other closing documents.
Perform document research regarding document provisions and interpretations.
Report out to lead attorneys and outside parties as necessary.
Assist in-house lawyers in reviewing legal agreements to ensure compliance with policies.
Independently manage transaction closing documents and coordinate with deal team members and outside counsel.
Act as a liaison between internal and external legal counsel to provide documents required for transaction closings.
Assist with litigation document production.
Work with cross-functional teams on business improvement projects as assigned by counsel.
Drive delivery of: billing and accounts payable, legal entity tracking, etc. Responsible for corporate reporting and overseeing invoicing and approval process.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of minimum 4 years of experience (after being admitted to practice law) in a law firm or corporate environment.
Must be licensed to practice law in Mexico.
Fluent in Spanish and English.
Proven organization and communication skills.
Able to prioritize and multitask.
Experience interacting at a senior level.

Desired Characteristics:
Excellent communication skills – written and oral - Strong interpersonal skills – able to interact with all levels of the organization - Self-starter and proactive problem solver who able to work independently - Detail oriented - Ability to multi-task and prioritize - Experience working in a non-structured, fast-paced, challenging and ever-changing work environment – able to thrive under pressure and willingness to handle significant workload - Ability to manage broad agenda, track and monitor progress against its completion; anticipate agenda changes and proactively address potential conflicts - Ability to work effectively within a team and independently - Unyielding integrity and able to preserve absolute confidentiality.

Locations: Mexico ; Mexico City

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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