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Sr. Legal Counsel

Remote (United States)

Schneider Electric has a meaningful opportunity for a Sr. M&A Attorney to work for a company consistently rated by Fortune as one of the “Great Places to Work”, by Forbes as “America’s Best Employers for Diversity”, and by Equileap as the “World’s Top 10 in Gender Equality”. In this opportunity you will have regular interactions with VPs to Executives, be on the front-line of multi-billion-dollar M&A dealings and have a far more autonomy than traditional M&A positions. The team is dynamic and fast-moving and you'll experience continuous learning and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the business every day.


Position Summary

  • Schneider Electric has a great opportunity for an experienced M&A attorney to oversee all aspects of acquisition, divestiture and joint venture transactions linked to the Group’s Innovation portfolio
  • In addition to overseeing diligence, negotiations and execution of M&A transactions, the candidate will also provide legal support and act as corporate secretary to Schneider Electric’s Innovation portfolio companies, so a strong corporate law background and eagerness to learn is a must
  • The attorney will work on highly complex transactions with high strategic important to the Company and will serve as the primary legal advisor to Schneider Electric’s Innovation executives
  • The attorney will also supervise the legal operations of Schneider Electric’s venture investment arm, SE Ventures
  • The attorney will be helped by a legal counsel who will report to him and focus more on this venture part of the Group’s Innovation portfolio


Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Provide support for all aspects of M&A activity, including structuring, due diligence, documentation and closing
  • Assist in legal due diligence on target companies
  • Work with international law firms in cross border M&A activity
  • Engage with other in-house departments including tax, finance and accounting, HR, legal and IT
  • Engage with and reviewing the work of outside M&A counsel
  • Act as the Corporate Secretary of the legal entity of the Group’s Innovation portfolio
  • Provide legal counsel on the Management Incentive Plans of the Group’s Innovation portfolio
  • Provide legal counsel on a diverse range of matters related to the Group’s Innovation portfolio
  • Oversee all of SE Ventures activities
  • Monitor the work of a legal counsel who will report to you

We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.  


  • Juris Doctor (JD) and admitted to at least 1 state bar 
  • Some M&A transaction experience
  • International mindset and experience of working across borders


Skills & Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to interact directly with senior executives, transaction counterparties and external advisors, while building constructive working relationships internally and externally



Experience managing VC or PE-style equity plans



Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, 401(k)+ match, and more. 


Who will you report to?

Secretary of the Boards of Directors


Let us learn about you! Apply today.

Schedule: Full-time

Req: 2024-66466

Why us?

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive.

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