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Corporate Counsel

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Legal
Location
United States - Chicago Office

About Us: 

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country. 

About the Role:

Our Legal Team is seeking an exceptional, collaborative and enthusiastic junior attorney to provide a wide range of transactional and legal support to Dyson’s fast-growing business. This is a role with high responsibility that provides an excellent opportunity to further develop your skills and contribution as part of a dynamic and ambitious in-house legal team. As Corporate Counsel, you will report directly to the General Counsel, partner with various Dyson departments (including Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain, among others) and support other Legal Team members to provide a wide breath of legal services.    

The ability to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with business partners at all levels across the enterprise as well as with colleagues on the Legal Team is a must. Ideal candidates for this role will have in-house or law firm experience supporting consumer products and/or retail clients, strong business acumen, excellent counseling skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset. This position will afford invaluable experience and the opportunity to develop the ability to take a strategic and business-focused approach to complex issues within a fast-paced and dynamic organization.

Function
 

Dyson learned an early lesson in the value of legal might, winning a grueling battle against Hoover when it infringed our early cyclone technology patents.  Our in-house legal teams have been at the forefront of Dyson ever since. From the information security experts and IP teams doggedly protecting our ideas, to the commercial lawyers and procurement specialists who solve our toughest business challenges across the world, to make sure Dyson stays ahead.

Accountabilities

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including retailer, supplier, vendor, and marketing agreements.

  • An understanding of marketing/advertising law and an ability to apply that knowledge pragmatically in a commercial environment.

  • Ensure awareness and compliance with federal, state and local consumer product laws throughout the Americas Region.

  • Support all formal and informal competitor product claims, product liability matters and related litigation.

  • Proactively identify arising risk areas and work with the business to develop risk mitigation solutions.

  • Develop expertise to provide expert and pragmatic advice on a wide range of legal issues, including antitrust issues, claim substantiation and risk/benefit analysis.

  • Assist on a variety of employment law matters.

  • Develop and deliver necessary legal training to the business.

  • Support the continuous improvement and updating of form agreements, legal processes and compliance practices.

  • Manage external counsel where appropriate, ensuring compliance with Dyson’s cost management processes.

  • Be a team player that is always ready to jump in and help on almost any issue.

About you:

  • 3 to 4 years of experience at a law firm or in-house required – a combination of law firm and in-house experience strongly preferred.

  • Must be an attorney in good standing licensed to practice in Illinois.

  • Intellectual agility and confidence to learn quickly on the job and therefore deal with issues outside your current experience and skill set.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.

  • Good awareness of the role of Legal in business decisions and the ability to actively contribute in the taking of those decisions.

  • Evidence of being a self-starter who is good at identifying problems and proactively remedying them, and who demonstrates professionalism, pride and integrity in all aspects of your work.

  • An ability to work successfully with a minimum level of supervision in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

  • High degree of organizational and time management skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple, complex projects when necessary.

  • Bilingual Spanish and English a plus.

  • Highest degree of ethical standards.

Benefits:

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.

Financial benefits:

  • 401K with up to a 4% match

  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D

  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time

  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)

  • Generous Child Care Leave Program

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options

  • Vision & Dental Coverage

  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.