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Director Sr. Legal Counsel: Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions

Company: Alcon MX
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Director Sr. Legal Counsel: Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions Alcon is the global leader in eye care. With a legacy of industry firsts, we are one of the world's most trusted brands in surgical devices and equipment, contact lenses and eye care products. Our innovation, professional education and grant programs help advance the science of vision care and carry its benefits to people around the world. We are currently seeking a Director of Legal Counsel in Fort Worth, Texas to provide legal advice and counsel to members of our Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) team and senior management regarding Alcon's strategic transactions. Alcon is highly focused on innovation, and a large part of that strategy is acquiring external technology. As a result, this is a high profile position within Alcon. In this role, you will provide high quality technical legal support in substantive areas of strategic global transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound licensing of technology and intellectual property, and research and development agreements. Deals may also involve exclusive supply arrangements, strategic ventures, and venture capital transactions. You will act as a strategic partner to Alcon's business leaders. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing substantive legal and strategic advice and counsel to the BD&L team, global franchise leadership, senior management, and the legal team with respect to strategic global transactions.
  • Providing high quality support as Lead Counsel throughout the life of each transaction, including due diligence, negotiation, approval, execution, integration and contract management.
  • Training and advising management on new legal trends and legislation affecting Alcon's deal strategy.
  • Instructing and supervising Alcon's external law firms.
  • Counseling senior-level executives and business teams within other functions on deal matters.
  • Developing of and counseling on appropriate Alcon global policies (e.g., Fair Competition)
  • Working within Integrity and Compliance policies and counseling those around them to do the same.
  • Familiarity with specialized areas that arise frequently in M&A and other transactions (e.g., corporate tax, employee benefits, employment matters, executive compensation, antitrust, and securities)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment
  • Proactive, solution-oriented approach
  • Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking
  • Comfort in advising and interacting with senior executives and business unit leaders
  • Agility in managing multiple projects in an efficient and timely manner
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Juris Doctor Degree with excellent academic credentials.
  • Member of a state bar in good standing.
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • 10 Years of Relevant Experience (or 7 years of M&A experience)
  • 6 Years of Demonstrated Leadership Location: Fort Worth, Texas - Travel Requirements: Up to 10% (Domestic & International) Relocation Assistance Available: Yes Sponsorship Available: No Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. At Alcon, we are committed to helping people see better. We believe patients should have access to quality eye care regardless of their economic circumstances; however, barriers to good eye health exist for patients in both developed and emerging markets. -Alcon develops and manufactures innovative devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. Its surgical group is one of the largest makers of equipment used for cataract removal and laser vision correction. Its consumer products include the well-known Opti-Free line of contact lens solutions and related products. Alcon, which was founded in 1945, sells its products in 180 countries worldwide.

Keywords: Alcon MX, Fort Worth , Director Sr. Legal Counsel: Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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