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Senior Attorney

Job Requisition ID:  39704


For the Legal Department of Eastman, we are currently looking for a Senior Attorney in our Commercial/Finance legal practice area, primarily supporting the business and commercial law needs of one or more strategic business units of Eastman.   

The Position
The position is exciting and provides an opportunity to work in a professional, dynamic and international company. Eastman’s Commercial/Financial legal practice covers all legal aspects business, finance and transactional practices for each assigned business. This includes corporate law, contract law, distribution, agency, M&A, competition law, litigation, dispute resolution, finance and credit matters. This position will be expected to serve as the primary legal member of up to two strategic business units and to handle one or more specialty legal practice areas in addition thereto.  This position reports to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary for the Commercial/Finance Legal practice areas.


The Profile

  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school; active member of at least one US State bar in good standing; able to obtain membership in Tennessee bar.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ legal practice experience ideally comprised of substantial first chair relevant experience with a large law firm and substantial in-house relevant working experience with a multinational company, preferably in the chemical industry;
  • International legal experience is a plus;
  • Exceptional commercial legal experience in a variety of matters, e.g. corporate, joint ventures, commercial, employment, distribution, anti-trust/competition, transactional and litigation;
  • Highly effective, trusted and respected business counselor; 
  • Talent to balance speed and accuracy within a multinational business environment;
  • Strong/innate sense for business ethics, compliance and legitimacy in business dealings;
  • Highly strategic and consequential thinker;
  • Strong leadership with experience in working with a team of legal professionals;
  • Excellent interpersonal, solution-oriented, technical and analytical skills are essential;
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, ambitious and possesses an inherent intellectual curiosity about business, law, markets, customers, operations, people and processes;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Rewards
A fulltime position for an ambitious legal counselor, working in a growing multi-national Company that touches people’s lives every day. Eastman is always aiming to be a great place to develop your career. You will find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. 

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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