Senior Legal Counsel

Wilton, CT
Full Time
03-19-2019
Job #: req8574 Exp.: 8 - 10 Years
Description:
Job Mission
A leading, publicly-traded, multinational technology company is looking for a bright, self-motivated lawyer with strong general legal experience to join its in-house legal team and assist with a broad range of corporate and transactional matters. This is a Senior Legal Counsel position based in Wilton, CT reporting directly into the lead counsel for the U.S. region.

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers via over 50 sales and service organizations in 16 countries. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Job Description
This position will report to Senior Director of Legal, US Region. ASML’s worldwide Legal Department consists of several attorneys, supported by paralegals and contract professionals. We are a close knit group of highly empowered, business-oriented lawyers with broad responsibilities, who enjoy working together.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide front line legal support and advice to ASML’s operations in CT (local management, facilities, procurement, manufacturing, and R&D).
  • Be the primary legal counsel in providing legal support and advice to the US procurement group, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements, including supplier/vendor-related and professional services agreements. 
  • Build close relationships with key stakeholders to become a trusted counselor and partner.
  • Provide timely, proactive, and business-focused legal advice to internal clients and stakeholders.
  • Collaborating closely with other members of the Legal Department (including compliance, employment, IP, and litigation).
  • Utilizing and managing outside counsel.

Education
  • Must have 8 to 10 years of lawyer experience (some in-house experience preferred).
  • Must have a J.D. Degree and have a membership in a state Bar.

Experience
  • Direct experience in negotiating business transactions.
  • Strong background in commercial law.
  • Self-starter, team player, flexible, organized and have a strong work ethic.
  • Enjoy working in a collegial environment and collaborating with others.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be practical, exercise good business judgment and have the ability to multitask.
  • Prefer candidates with exposure to international business and high technology environments.
  • Some travel is required.

Personal skills
  • Self-starter, team player, flexible, organized and have a strong work ethic.
  • Enjoy working in a collegial environment and collaborating with others.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be practical, exercise good business judgment and have the ability to multitask.
  • Prefer candidates with exposure to international business and high technology environments.

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