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Title:  Counsel, General Corporate and Commercial

Requisition ID:  15466-159
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Law
Travel:  Negligible

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Graphic Packaging (NYSE: GPK) is one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and fiber-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, and personal care products. With $6.6B in worldwide sales in 2020, Graphic Packaging manufactures 40% of all folding cartons in North America and 30% of all paper cups in the US.   Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, it has a team of collaborative, innovative, and passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. 

 

With over 24,000 employees working in more than 130 locations in North and South America, EMEA and the Pacific Rim, Graphic Packaging strives to be an environmentally responsible leader in its industry and in the communities in which it operates.  Committed to workplace diversity, Graphic Packaging offers compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make the Company successful.  Learn more about Graphic Packaging at www.graphicpkg.com

 

The Graphic Packaging law department is a fully engaged partner to the Company’s global business teams and provides counsel across broad subject matters, including intellectual property, securities law, compliance, environmental regulations, data privacy, marketing, labor and employment, and competition law.  The department’s transactional practice includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, supply chain agreements, sales and purchase agreements, licensing, and real estate agreements.   The US legal team is comprised of seven attorneys and five paraprofessionals.  The Company also has three attorneys and a paraprofessional in the EU.

 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a publicly traded global organization with a track record of growth and a nimble and tight-knit legal team with very little attrition and plenty of opportunities for advancement. 

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The Counsel, General Corporate and Commercial will report to Graphic Packaging’s Assistant General Counsel and will be responsible for providing legal support to assigned business clients.  Counsel will primarily be responsible for drafting various commercial agreements and providing general corporate and commercial law advice and counsel to business clients, but will also have other various responsibilities, including overseeing litigation matters affecting the assigned business, identifying other legal issues as they arise, and arranging for and overseeing the appropriate legal resources for such other legal issues.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Must work within and adhere to the company’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork
  • Draft and assist business in negotiation of various commercial agreements
  • Provide timely advice on a broad range of general corporate and commercial law matters
  • Assist with various general corporate matters
  • Oversee and manage dispute resolution including commercial claims and litigation
  • Oversee and manage various legal resources as needed to address identified issues
  • Work independently, organize, and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations
  • Take direction and accept supervision with a willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment
  • Demonstrate a willingness to expand legal responsibilities into other areas of law, and take on additional administrative responsibilities and assignments
  • Other duties as assigned

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-7 years of legal experience in a law firm or in house with an emphasis on general corporate and commercial matters

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school with strong academic credentials
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing in the State of Georgia

 

SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to balance legal and business risks
  • Must be open to working outside of comfort zone, learning new areas of the law
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to clearly convey practical legal advice to internal business stakeholders
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Positive attitude

 

 

 


Required Experience






At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.


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