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GE Aerospace Senior Counsel, Corporate Development in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Senior Counsel, Corporate Development at GE Aerospace is a key team member in the development, execution and integration of corporate strategy projects and different strategic transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity investments (funds and VC / PE-type investments), joint ventures, and divestitures.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Support General Counsel, Corporate Development and Corporate Development team in planning, execution and integration of all projects, including pre-deal transaction planning, deal preparation and execution and post-closing / integration matters

  • Execute day-to-day components of M&A transactions, e.g., NDAs, IOIs, due diligence, transaction documents, pre-closing and post-closing matters, including integration planning and execution for legal matters

  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional deal teams and outside counsel and other external advisors

  • Coach and provide direction to the Corporate Development team with respect to legal matters

  • Liaise and negotiate with potential buyers/sellers/investment companies and partners on all aspects of transactions

Required Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited university

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in wide range of M&A-type transactions, both public and private, including investments and funds, and all aspects of such deals (e.g., NDAs, IOIs, purchase agreements, investment and fund agreements, TSAs)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute transactions, including first or second chair on such transactions, including negotiation experience and working with cross-functional groups (e.g., IP, L&E, HR, compliance, tax)

  • Working knowledge of public company reporting as relates to M&A-type transactions

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time as needed (domestically and potentially internationally)

  • Fluency in English

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong ability to analyze risk / reward frameworks, formulate “best path” forward and implement mitigation, including summarizing the same for senior leadership

  • Clearly articulates viewpoint verbally and in writing; strong executive presence and confidence when presenting information

  • Strong project management skills, with ability to balance workload and prioritize effectively

  • Works effectively in cross functional and matrixed team environment

  • Exposure to public company reporting / corporate process requirements, including general corporate governance experience

  • Knowledge of the aerospace and defense industries, including compliance risks and government contracting experience

  • Knowledge of commercial contracting, especially additional agreements common in M&A-type deals (e.g., IP licenses)

  • History of managing outside counsel or the outside counsel budget process

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes