Corporate Counsel

at Packaging Corporation of America in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Corporate Counsel
Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA
 Req #20231
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.


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Position Summary:
Provides legal counsel and other services to clients at all levels in the corporation. The attorney provides legal services to clients at all levels of the corporation, from the Chairman of the Board to the operating management of specific company locations or management or staff employees of specific segments of a given location. Services may include counseling, transactional design, negotiation and documentation, litigation, litigation management, and a variety of other services. The attorney also participates in the management and administration of the Legal department.
The attorney is responsible for the legal affairs of a specific segment of the corporation or for the legal affairs of the entire corporation within a specialized area of law.
Principle Accountabilities:
Serves on major corporate task forces formed to develop and implement corporate policy with respect to new or difficult issues for the company.
Develops legal strategies which effectively address and resolve problems consistent with the law and the interests of the company.
Follows through with the execution of a legal strategy and the tenacity to see the strategy through to a full and satisfactory result.
Engages in the active and processional practice of law by providing legal and law-related services to the company's officers and managers at all levels of the corporation. Requires the application of sound professional legal skill and judgment in analyzing complex legal problems and transaction, determining appropriate courses of action, and in planning, negotiating, and documenting solutions to the legal and business problems of a specific segment of the corporation or of the entire corporation.
Provides legal services to an operating division or staff group or within a specialized area of law.
Determine the best course of action among available alternatives by applying sound professional skill and judgment, a broad knowledge of company operations, policies, and procedures, and the ability to properly analyze legal, business, and practical issues of increasing complexity.
Evaluate individual, departmental, and corporate processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements designed to reduce or avoid legal risks, to respond to changes in the legal environment, or to improve the delivery of legal services.
Know and follow policies and procedures of the company, share information that would benefit other members of the team and find ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.
Strive to continually strengthen PCA's business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers specifically supporting PCA's Commitment to Service which involves doing what's right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.
Decision Making:
Problems encountered by the Counsel involve a wide range of legal issues of substantial complexity and business sensitivity. The attorney possesses the ability to distinguish between those issues which are critical to the resolution of an issue and those which, although technically involved, will not ultimately be of material importance and by utilizing these distinctions in developing and implementing a strategy to resolve the problem. Includes the ability to anticipate the personal reaction of individuals on both sides or a transaction or litigation to a pending issue.
The attorney interacts frequently with people at all levels, including senior executives inside and outside of the company. The attorney possesses a variety of traits that add up to a polished delivery of legal services. This includes appropriate demeanor, punctuality, respect for others, and a strong desire to ensure that the quality of the service delivered is always first rate. The attorney demonstrates integrity by accepting responsibility for actions, dealing with opposing parties and their counsel in a forthright and straightforward... For full info follow application link.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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Job Posting: 11971220

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 12, 2024

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