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Vice President General Counsel

Company name

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Jan 06,2020

Valid Through

Apr 20,2020

Posted on

Jun 08,2019

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


Blue Bell, PA, United States

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Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Vice President General Counsel
Duties: Ensure effective contractual risk management across companies. Support the integration of risk management practices into operational units to improve business performance. Provide support, guidance and expertise on enterprise structure and labor strategy in support of major market strategies. Ensure regulatory compliance and good governance practices are in place and actively managed. Through effectively manage claims for and subsidiaries (legal, property & casualty, workers comp, uninsured litigation). Ensure continuous improvement of processes which minimize, mitigate, or eliminate contract risk through: Communicated best practices and lessons learned; Training for subsidiary personnel in various roles; Standard, effective and timely contract review processes. Assist the operating units in identifying the probability of risk identified in a contract and how to deal with the risk. Provide a suite of options or alternatives to assist in contract negotiations, including direct customer interfacing in specific or significant contract issues. Collaborate with the operating units on contract reviews with specific focus on risk mitigation. Manage HMG risk in balance with the need to win work and grow the business. Actively participate in large project contract reviews and enterprise risk reviews when appropriate. Assist subsidiaries with customer specific legal challenges. Provide support on subcontract matters ensuring there are no gaps in the execution of our risk strategies. Lead the legal aspects of joint venture opportunities when requested by the subsidiary. Provide legal advice, opinion and support regarding labor issues. Establish and manage outside legal resources when required for labor issues. Ensure claims of any variety are managed as efficiently as possible (legal, property & casualty, workers comp, uninsured litigation): Manage claim defense strategy. Manage the cost of claims. Manage the settlement of claims. Manage litigation of claims. Establish trusted outside counsel relationships to ensure claims management and specialty legal support are available when needed and managed to maximize value to HMG. Working with various H&MSS functions, ensure policies and procedures are compliant with local, state and federal laws. Ensure compliance audits (when appropriate, in conjunction with the Audit function) are conducted to maintain compliance integrity. Conduct internal compliance training and implement with the operational groups. Participate as a member of the Business Integrity review committee including, when designated, conduct or manage investigations of potential non- compliance or governance issues. Responsible for the functions associated with the Corporate Secretary position. Insure all procedural requirements as defined in the bylaws for the company are met. Actively participate with executive leadership in strategy execution, operational excellence initiatives and general leadership of the company. Provide relevant legal oversight at the executive level regarding the direction and operation of the company. Actively participate at subsidiary locations with management in training, review of legal and/or claims support needs, process improvement and/or compliance with related policies and procedures. Participate in safety coaching observations with subsidiary leadership.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school. Active license in good standing to practice law. 15+ years of legal experience in a corporate environment, with experience in a privately held construction or engineering company a strong plus. 5+ years’ experience working with trade unions or labor law is strongly preferred. Experience with large deal making or M&A a plus.

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Ref. 19000500

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
985 Jolly Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

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