Assistant General Counsel Corporate & Commercial

Feb 07, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Contract Type

Description & Requirements


We're focused on bringing more light into people's lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work–life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine's 2021 "America's Best Large Employers" and a "Best Employer for Diversity." As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference.


As a key member of the Legal Department team, support, manage and provide legal advice regarding the company's corporate and commercial matters and transactions.


  • This position reports to the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, and may supervise a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants and/or clerks.
  • Partnering with sales, marketing, finance and other cross–functional teams throughout the business, develop and oversee the company's commercial contracting and licensing strategy, with primary responsibilities for review, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, supporting the business partners in execution of contracts, managing legal risks, preserving the legal and ethical integrity of the company and in achieving strategic goals.
  • Partnering with the business and cross–functional teams, develop and oversee the company's corporate transactions, real estate, anti–trust, mergers & acquisitions, legal entity structure and logistics transactions and strategy.
  • Actively manage and supervise outside counsel and budgets in connection with the above–described matters.
  • Actively manage and supervise outside counsel and budgets in connection with the above–described matters.
  • Develop, manage and report appropriate metrics.
  • Perform related duties as may be assigned.


  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school of recognized standing; current license practice law in Minnesota; as well as admissions to the appropriate federal and state bar(s).
  • 8 or more years of broad–based experience as a practicing attorney in a corporate or law firm environment (preferably both).
  • Strong working knowledge of, and experience with, all substantive areas of law described within the attorney's job responsibilities and duties.
  • Significant prior experience supervising outside trial counsel.
  • Ability to judge character, distinguish relevant facts, assimilate and analyze facts, and apply legal principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others in a team environment at all levels within the company.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and material with the highest degree of professional responsibility.
  • Ability to exercise independent and discretionary judgment.
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficient in negotiation.
  • Ability to resolve complex legal issues, including issues involving modestly complicated financial and operational data.


  • Primarily indoor in normal office environment.

  • Periodic visits to manufacturing, distribution, research, and retail facilities.

  • Principal office located in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota.

  • Work to be performed primarily on–premises, although reasonable telecommuting will be accommodated commensurate with job responsibilities.

  • Frequent computer use at desk.

  • Some light lifting of cartons and supplies (generally under 15 pounds).

  • Frequently works at fast pace with high degree of concentration required.

  • Periodic local and out–of–town travel (including overnight stays and air travel).


"Be Orange. Be You" is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we'll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn't be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the innovative window and door brand and the one homeowners love the most. It's also why we're committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.


Each employee is responsible for upholding these values in their daily activities.

EXCELLENCE: We will build customer trust and loyalty by understanding and caring about exceeding customer expectations for enduring quality and responsiveness.

INTEGRITY: We take pride in our commitment to do the right thing by demonstrating fairness, integrity and high ethical standards in all of our actions.

INNOVATION: We will uphold our legacy of innovation and embrace change in all areas of our business as a means of attaining and sustaining leadership.

PARTNERSHIP: We will cultivate successful relationships with everyone in our business circle and strengthen them through shared values, common goals and active participation.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: We will continue our longstanding commitment to leadership in environmental stewardship and to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

  • Health Savings Account contributions

  • Paid holidays plus PTO

  • 401(k) plan & contributions

  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities

  • Charity contributions

  • Nationwide career opportunities

    We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

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    In 2023, Andersen has set a profit–sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.

    Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.