Corporate Counsel, Commercial Segment



At ASSA ABLOY, we’re on a mission to revolutionize secure access, and we’re seeking to hire a highly skilled Corporate Attorney to join our team as an in-house counsel for our Commercial Segment. In this role you will report to the CFO of the Commercial Segment with a strong dotted line to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of our Americas Division. As a Corporate Attorney, you will be responsible for handling complex legal matters and projects, ensuring the legality of our commercial transactions, and providing expert advice on the Commercial Segment’s legal rights and duties.


You will play a crucial role in safeguarding our organization against legal risks by conducting thorough research and analysis. Working with our General Counsel, you will develop company policies and positions on legal issues and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, you will be involved in structuring, drafting, and reviewing legal documents, as well as representing the Commercial Segment in legal proceedings.


To excel in this position, you should have a strong background in corporate law and possess excellent negotiation, communication, and analytical skills. Your attention to detail, administrative capabilities, and ability to manage complex legal projects will contribute to the success of our organization.


Join us and make a significant impact by providing valuable legal counsel and expertise to support our Commercial Segment’s growth and compliance with legal requirements.


This position will be onsite in New Haven, CT.



  • Provide expert consultation and adeptly manage complex corporate legal processes including but not limited to intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, compliance matters, transactions, contractual agreements, lawsuits, and patents.
  • Formulate and establish comprehensive corporate policies addressing various legal intricacies.
  • Proactively conduct research to identify and mitigate potential risks for the Commercial Segment, ensuring safeguarding.
  • Offer guidance to managers, facilitating adherence to regulatory frameworks and internal policies.
  • Skillfully structure, compose, and review an array of legal documents and reports.
  • Collaborate closely with General Counsel to proficiently represent the Commercial Segment in diverse legal proceedings, encompassing administrative boards and court trials.
  • Undertake the responsibility, subject to General Counsel’s approval thresholds, of drafting and managing all contractual obligations.
  • Skillfully negotiate intricate details and actively participate in pivotal meetings, contributing a legal perspective.


Required Qualifications:

  • JD from an accredited school is required; must be a member of the state bar.
  • Proven background in corporate law: contract, tax, accounting, intellectual property rights and licensing laws.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to seek and understand data from an array of sources in order to align to business strategy.
  • Must have strong administrative and managerial skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Should be well versed in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally 10-25%.


Preferred Skills:

  • Significant experience advising senior leaders in the manufacturing industry preferred.



  • Working with an incredibly passionate and intelligent team.
  • Building products and services that solve real-world problems.
  • Opportunity to make an impact by owning projects from start to finish.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • A generous PTO policy to recharge and rest.
  • Matching 401K contributions.
  • Life insurance.
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement.




ASSA ABLOY is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.


As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.


As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

New Haven, CT, US, 06511

General Management
Travel Required: 11%-30%
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford