Corporate Counsel

Location US-TX-Austin | US-IL-Northbrook
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Strategic Support.HR.General - UL Employees Jumping - Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This role is hybrid based out of our Austin, TX or Northbrook, IL offices


As Corporate Counsel, you will be a key member of the Legal department’s Commercial Center of Excellence.  Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will work closely with a wide range of UL Solutions businesses to provide guidance on contracting and other commercial needs. The Legal team comprising the Commercial Center of Excellence is located principally in Austin, Texas and Northbrook, Illinois, and the Commercial Counsel may be based at either location. This role currently offers flexible work arrangements but is not fully remote.


Job responsibilities:

  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts between UL Solutions companies and their customers or suppliers.
  • Lead discussions with UL Solutions business representatives, customers, and/or suppliers regarding legal aspects of transactions.
  • Advise on risk mitigation, both in contract terms and operationally, and help to identify and measure risks associated with service offerings.
  • Participate in initiatives to improve contracting processes across UL Solutions, and help internal stakeholders navigate and understand those processes.
  • Perform other legal duties as directed by Associate General Counsel or other CLO leadership.



What makes you a great fit:

  • JD degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Experience with contract drafting and negotiation, ideally on both sell- and buy-side
  • Bar admission in good standing
  • Intelligent and quick learner
  • Proactive and pragmatic problem-solver
  • Ability to consider different perspectives, including both legal and business interests in a transaction
  • Strong work ethic and ability to manage and organize requests from many different internal stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Language skills (particularly French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese) not required but a plus, as this team also provides regional legal support to UL Solutions businesses across the Americas.
  • Ability to contribute as a team player and work collaboratively with colleagues and business leaders to fulfill and advance company strategy.


What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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