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Emerson Senior Associate General Counsel (Discrete & Industrial) in Florham Park, New Jersey

If you are a Senior Legal Professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!

Based in Florham Park, NJ, Emerson’s Discrete & Industrial (DISC) Senior Associate General Counsel plays a vital role in managing the business unit’s global legal function (contract law and negotiation, disputes, employee relations, regulatory topics, department management, etc.) and is an active member of the DISC Leadership Team. In this role, you will manage a broad range of day-to-day legal topics while improving legal support and driving consistency across the globe within the business unit. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategic and tactical legal initiatives within DISC and for partnering with Senior Management to support DISC’s strategic initiatives and their implementation. Business acumen, leadership capabilities and management of the Legal and Trade Compliance teams are differentiators for the successful candidate.


  • Act as lead attorney and strategic business partner for DISC globally.

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to Senior Management on complex, high profile legal matters including but not limited to: contracts, product liability, litigation, distribution, sales channel strategies, employment, real estate, nuclear, acquisition integration, government contracts and inquiries, data privacy, antitrust, intellectual property, trade compliance, internal investigations, materials compliance, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.

  • Draft, negotiate and review documents on a broad range of commercial transactions, and provide support for negotiation of terms and conditions.

  • Develop content and mentorship for legal trainings destined to legal professionals, sales and executive group. Deliver training presentations.

  • Collaborate with peer legal group across the globe to implement and develop legal and business strategy, policies and procedures as OneEmerson.

  • Liaise and coordinate with subject matter experts across functions such as HR, Finance, and Sales, etc.

  • Identify applicable laws and regulations, and provide interpretations and advice regarding the impact and requirements thereof.

  • Recommend, retain and advise outside counsel where appropriate, and participate in the preparation of the company’s position. Advise management on policies and practices to minimize claims and litigation, and assist in managing and defending disputes, claims and lawsuits. Coordinate with Emerson Litigation Counsel and outside litigation counsel, respond to document production requests, requests for interrogatories, admissions and miscellaneous subpoenas.

  • Provide dotted-line management to attorneys in Europe and Asia on global Discrete Automation Group matters; directly manage outside counsel and one contracts counsel.

  • Act as Trade compliance sponsor globally for the DISC Group and directly manage two trade compliance professionals.

  • In coordination with the company’s ethics and corporate governance compliance program, provide advice and training to management regarding such matters.

  • As required, provide management with legal services related to acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture arrangements or other strategic alliances, including due diligence examinations and reports regarding potential acquisition targets. Support integration efforts post-acquisition.


  • Have 12 or more years of relevant work experience in a commercial and international field (in-house or private practice).

  • Licensed to practice law in the United States.

  • Legal Authorization to work in the United States – sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Legal generalist with strong business law experience, especially in pertinent practice areas: commercial law, product liability, antitrust, claims/litigation. International experience a plus.

  • Comfortable working with and presenting to senior management.

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office and Teams skills.

  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

  • Deep knowledge of complex and challenging business environments. Functions well as a business partner to multiple businesses in a decentralized organization.

  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated, and dedicated to getting involved in all kinds of legal matters and business areas.

Flexible Work Schedule - Remote Work Option:

This role has the flexibility of a remote work option up to three days a week. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and efficiency as we serve the needs of our customers.


We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefit plans to meet you and your family’s physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage. Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave!

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their unique experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that inspire innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

The philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/perspectives/culture-and-values) and about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Emerson (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/careers/diversity-and-inclusion) .

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship, and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.

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Emerson has deep roots as a purpose-driven company that stretch back to our founding 130 years ago. Our unified values reflect that spirit today.



Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world’s most complex problems — for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You’ll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you’ll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let’s go. Let’s think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let’s go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you’ll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team – let’s go!

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Requisition ID : 23018111

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.