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Avery Dennison Legal Counsel in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated lawyer to provide a full range of legal services to Avery Dennison’s Materials Group North America’s commercial, operations, and support functions. The candidate will be able to handle a wide range of legal work, including day-to-day legal matters and sophisticated legal projects, have a practical business-oriented approach, be highly collaborative and willing and eager to learn, and demonstrate our company values (https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/values.html) , especially integrity.

This position reports to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Americas.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality, practical, and strategic legal support to the Materials Group North America business teams on a wide variety of commercial, legal, regulatory, and compliance issues, including drafting commercial contracts and managing commercial disputes; antitrust and anti bribery; ESG issues; marketing and advertising; product liability and compliance; EHS; and labor and employment

  • Review and analyze legal issues efficiently and effectively, working calmly under pressure to provide timely and appropriate legal advice

  • Have regular interaction with business clients to understand objectives, goals, and strategies to gain knowledge for providing business-oriented legal advice

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of complex contracts, including purchase and sale, distribution, consulting, and others

  • Identify and effectively communicate (both orally and in writing) risks and legal developments to colleagues in the Law Department and business teams and work closely with them to implement strategic and pragmatic solutions

  • Lead and support the Contract Administrator who supports the MG NA business.

  • Develop and deliver engaging training to internal clients on timely legal topics

  • Plan and carry out sensitive internal investigations

  • Assist in the improvement of legal support processes, templates, and client-facing materials to drive greater internal efficiencies

  • Manage outside counsel on litigation matters and other strategic projects, including budgeting, forecasting, and managing outside counsel spend

  • Contribute to a positive working environment within the Legal Department, encouraging an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, trust, and respect

  • Some travel required (< 10%; could fluctuate depending on the circumstances)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in Ohio

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of post-bar legal experience as a practicing lawyer involved in commercial and compliance issues; corporate and law firm experience are both desirable

  • Experience conducting or managing litigation

  • Motivated by a fast-paced environment; ability to deal effectively with a variety of legal matters at once

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proactive, business-oriented approach

  • Commitment to Avery Dennison’s core values of Integrity, Courage, External Focus, Diversity, Teamwork, Sustainability, Innovation, and Excellence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with labor and employment legal issues

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled