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Assistant General Counsel - Corporate/Transactional

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Sumitomo Electric USA, Inc

Torrance, CA

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Assistant General Counsel – C orporate / Transactional

Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. Holdings, Inc. (SEUHO) seeks a sophisticated and experienced attorney to fill the position of Assistant General Counsel in SEUHO’s Legal Department , which oversees all legal issues for the Sumitomo Electric group companies operating in North and South America .

This position will be primarily responsible for handling general corporate transactional matters , requiring familiarity with intellectual property (IP) related issues that arise in service agreements, development agreements, consulting agreements and other technology related agreements to support our design and manufacturing of products . The successful candidate will have 12 + years of general corporate and transactional experience with experience in IP or technology related matters , including experience with drafting and negotiating contracts , oversight of mergers and acquisitions activities, drafting and implementation of corporate policies and procedures, and day-to-day counseling and advice at a major law firm and corporate law department . General experience with compliance or litigation matters would be a plus. Previous experience in a corporate law department of a foreign-based global manufacturing company is preferred, but not a pre-requisite.

In addition to their practice experience, strong candidates will possess exceptional communication skills, an ability to work in a collegial, business-centered environment, and a n intrinsic interest in learning new areas of law. Candidates should also have the intellectual drive to help establish a new legal function for a dynamic and growing law department of an established company . Located near Los Angeles, California ( Torrance ) , this position will report directly to the General Counsel of the Americas and will help to oversee a network of over 40 Sumitomo Electric group companies that design, manufacture and sell a wide variety of electric components, electrical wires and cables, industrial materials, information and communication devices and cutting-edge energy storage . The group companies in North and South America generate over approximately $4.5 billion in net sales annually and are subsidiaries of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., which is a publicly-traded company on the Tokyo stock exchange and is a Fortune global 500 company.

Minimum Requirements J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and membership in good standing with one state bar At least 12 years of relevant general corporate and transactional legal experience with a major law firm and corporate law department Experience with actively draft ing and negotiating contracts of various degrees of complexity Experience counsel ing business units on a variety of issues including commercial matters, contract negotiations, corporate M&A activities, procurement-related matters and best practices for corporate policies and procedures Ability to operate in a fast-paced, sophisticated and congenial work environment Ability to s upervise and work closely with outside counsel to identify and minimize business risks and to achieve strategic objectives in a cost-effective , timely basis Willingness to work cooperatively to build a new legal function to support mature and successful businesses, and to build a sophisticated legal department from the ground-up Ability to work variable hours and t ravel , as needed, to both domestic and international locations

About Sumitomo Electric Group

Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production , we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables. With more than 3 5 0 subsidiaries worldwide, w e continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials. We are a Fortune global 500 company .

SEUHO is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law .

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Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI) in Japan, one of the largest wire and cable manufactures in the world. Since its foundation as the US headquarters of SEI in 1971, Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. has been acting as a new business incubator for SEI group companies in and around the North American market. Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. has generated and grown many new businesses, several of which were then able to spin off and establish their own sales or manufacturing companies. Currently SEI has more than 30 subsidiaries/affiliates in North America and Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. has made significant contributions to the foundation and expansion of many of them. Since its reorganization in 2001, Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. has been a sales and marketing company serving various industries and markets in North America, and responsible for new products of SEI group companies as well as the following products already in the market: Heatsink Products Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Fiber Optic Products Flexible Printed Circuits Electronic Wire Products Power Cables and Accessories High Temperature Superconductors Air Springs for Railcars Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing Systems Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. is headquartered in Torrance, California, with branch offices located in Silicon Valley, New York, North Carolina and Colorado.

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