Corporate Counsel

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities


The Corporate Counsel - Americas will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Liquid Handling division of Mettler-Toledo (including the operations in Tijuana, MX) and for providing other legal support as assigned for METTLER TOLEDO in North America (including the U.S. and Canada). This role will be part of the Americas legal team, but based in Oakland, CA, reporting to the General Counsel for the Americas (based in Columbus), with dotted line accountability to the General Manager of the Liquid Handling Division. The Corporate Counsel – Americas will be expected to spend ½ of her/his time supporting the Liquid Handling Division and ½ of her/his time supporting other units/corporate legal matters. The Corporate Counsel – Americas will partner with assigned business units to ensure compliance with California employment laws and other California laws (e.g. CCPA, Props 65 and 20, recycling laws, COVID compliance), draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements and provide related commercial and employment law advice. This role will also be responsible for developing and delivering training to employees on relevant legal topics and Company policies. Additionally, the Corporate Counsel – Americas will be responsible to support both the General Counsel-Americas and the General Manager-Liquid Handling on a wide variety of initiatives, including litigation support, acquisition support, investigations, compliance, company policies and procedures, and public company matters. The Corporate Counsel – Americas will actively track, independently assess and proactively counsel on other legal risks and trends that may arise which could affect the Company's risk profile or operations. The Corporate Counsel-Americas will work closely on significant or specialized matters with outside counsel from time to time, and will facilitate strong relationships with such counsel. The Corporate Counsel-Americas will also develop deep relationships with local management peers and with other personnel in the Liquid Handling Division and other assigned divisions/business units. Additionally, the Corporate Counsel - Americas will assist the Americas General Counsel and other team attorneys with overall Americas Legal team key projects and initiatives, along with any other projects as assigned. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide practical legal advice to assist the organization in achieving its commercial goals while minimizing risks and enhancing compliance 
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge on employment law and dispute resolution 
  • Develop and conduct legal training sessions to both colleagues and to internal clients on a wide variety of legal-related topics 
  • Draft, negotiate, and interpret (and provide advice in connection with) a wide variety of commercial and employment-related agreements 
  • Perform legal research and draft memoranda summarizing and applying the law on complex issues and in challenging and new areas of the law 
  • Interface with internal and external customers in all aspects of contract negotiation, representing Mettler Toledo professionally at all times 
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Support and independently coordinate cross-divisional and cross-unit legal projects
  • Manage and efficiently resolve disputes and litigation 
  • Interpret and provide guidance to clients to enable them to follow Company policies and internal procedures 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

Education, Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree, Law degree and either CA state bar licensure or ability to practice in-house in CA required 
  • At least five years practicing law, either in-house or in a law firm, with a primary focus on CA employment law
  • Experience advising clients on compliance with CA employment and other CA-specific laws (such as the CCPA) 
  • Candidate must be knowledgeable in various aspects of contract review and negotiation 
  • Candidate must have a strong ethical orientation and awareness of legal ethics 
  • Candidate must have strong legal research and analytical skills 
  • Must have a strong ability to use discretion and use sound, independent judgment based on the fundamental goals of the organization 
  • Must have a problem-solving orientation 
  • Demonstrate the confidence and courage to provide unpopular advice when necessary 
  • Must be curious and interested to learn about our business, operations, employees, customers and suppliers 
  • Must enjoy working with other people 
  • Must have a capacity for working hard, being efficient, being organized and being committed to making a positive impact on others and the organization
  • Must enjoy being part of a team, both in Oakland and the broader Americas and global legal team
  • Must be able to communicate succinctly and effectively with various audiences 
  • Must be proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) 
  • Must have experience using Lexis and/or Westlaw 
  • Must be an agile learner who embraces new challenges and the opportunity to grow as an in-house lawyer 
  • Being adept with different forms and types of technology is helpful 
  • Having experience in project management and skills to drive projects to completion is also helpful

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire 
  • Tuition reimbursement, employee wellness programs, plus other perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave policies
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits 
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in weighing
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards A commitment to extraordinary service on our state-of-the-art equipment

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes. 
  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
No matter how far human kind goes to explore new frontiers, Mettler Toledo is there to help make it happen.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here

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