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The Clorox Company Senior Corporate Counsel (M&A and Corporate) in Oakland, California

At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people’s lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts — all three, every day — coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to #IgniteYourCareer (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=igniteyourcareer&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6815726741450039296) !

Your role at Clorox:

We're open to remote candidates with travel as needed! Eventual relocation desired but not required.

Reporting to the Vice President – Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, this role supports M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, finance/tax/treasury and other key corporate transactions

In this role, you will:

  • Partner with Corporate Development and manage cross-functional legal experts to execute M&A and other corporate transactions effectively and efficiently

  • Lead all legal aspects of transactions, including advising senior executives on complex and high value risk matters, drafting term sheets and other preliminary documentation, managing deal processes, coordinating due diligence reviews, collaborating with cross functional transaction teams and drafting and negotiating deal documentation, assisting on regulatory filings, closing deals and managing post-closing integration and disputes

  • Support corporate governance activities related to M&A and other strategic transactions

  • Lead all legal aspects of financing transactions and day-to-day legal support for treasury and tax matters

  • Advise global cross-functional teams, including accounting, corporate development, investor relations, corporate communications and other legal specializations on a wide range of corporate issues and legal projects, as needed

  • Manage and advise on governance, compliance and related matters for the Company’s corporate subsidiaries and joint ventures; draft and negotiate documentation and work closely with legal staff in maintaining subsidiary records

  • Ensure superior knowledge management and continuous improvement of M&A playbooks

  • Stay up-to-date on legal developments and network effectively to share subject matter expertise across a broad cross-section of the company

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in other substantive legal areas as needed

  • Work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys, and staff on departmental matters

  • Manage outside counsel and supervise more junior team members as needed

What we look for:

  • 6-8 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with experience in a top tier law firm (ideally with some in-house experience).

  • Extensive experience with M&A, financing/treasury and other corporate transactions.

  • Knowledge and interest in broad areas of corporate and transactional matters, including disclosure and reporting, corporate governance, investments, and international expansion

  • Outstanding judgment and ability to understand the priority and urgency of issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced environment; ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

  • Ability to take a pragmatic approach to issues, applying smart risk-taking principles when balancing legal risks against business interests

  • Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with and influence all internal and external stakeholders; firmness and courage to confront issues at every level.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.

  • Unquestioned personal integrity; seen as a role model for ethical principles and values of the Company and practices required by law.

  • Ability to work well in a matrixed organization and interact with and command respect from Company employees.

  • JD degree; top tier undergraduate and law school

  • Member of the California State Bar (or registered in-house counsel).

We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we know you don’t need a degree to succeed. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community. Learn more about our I&D program & initiatives here (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/company/our-people/inclusion-diversity/) .

Benefits we offer to help you be well and thrive:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Generous 401(k) program in the US and similar programs in international

  • Health benefits and programs that support both your physical and mental well-being

  • Flexible work environment, depending on your role

  • Meaningful opportunities to keep learning and growing

  • Half-day Fridays, depending on your location

Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

Learn more about:

  • Working at Clorox (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/careers/working-at-clorox/)

  • IGNITE Strategy

  • Inclusion & Diversity (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/who-we-are/our-people/inclusion-diversity/) .​

For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com , including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/ Minorities/Women/LGBT/Protected Veteran/Disabled employer. You may view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) by clicking on it.

Clorox is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans during the hiring and interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, contact us at People (people@clorox.com) @clorox.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions/ application statuses.