Associate General Counsel
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Company Description

Zurn Water Solutions is the unrivaled leader in water solutions for health, human safety, and the environment. With our ecosystem of products and systems that are at the core of sustainability we deliver solutions that protect human health, conserve resources, and optimize our customers results. Water sustains everything. At Zurn we are Sustainably Inspired!

We offer the largest breadth of engineered water solutions and sustainable plumbing products, while delivering total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications. Zurn designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance Water Safety & Control, Flow Systems, and Hygienic & Environmental solutions. Every day approximately 1,200 associates across the globe work to deliver sustainable solutions to our customers and create long-term value for our shareholders. Visit us at to learn more about how we can be Sustainably Inspired together!

Job Description

The Associate General Counsel will serve as a partner and trusted advisor to Zurn's business leaders on a wide range of strategic, business, operational and tactical issues. You must be a business-oriented person with strong critical-thinking skills and a proven track record of supporting growth-oriented companies in various areas. You will be responsible for a broad range of areas, including commercial and contracting matters, compliance and regulatory issues, significant corporate transactions, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, environmental and other matters impacting the business. You must be an effective communicator and possess practical, problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to simplify complex situations and propose usable solutions. You must show creativity, enthusiasm, accountability, and initiative and be able to succeed in a fast-paced environment. You will report to the Vice President - General Counsel and will be based at Zurn's headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Key Accountabilities

  • Advise business leaders on the legal ramifications of significant business, legal and strategic initiatives.
  • Manage corporate and commercial transactions, including commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, real estate leases and other business initiatives.
  • Manage and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and international laws, regulations and rules that apply to the company's activities in a manner consistent with the company's values and code of ethics.
  • Ensure protection of, and enforce, the company's intellectual property, including its patent and trademark portfolios.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on employment and labor law issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement and superior performance.
  • Supervise and cost-effectively manage outside counsel and other third-party advisors.
  • Perform other legal duties as needed.
  • Minimum 10 years of legal experience, which should include experience in a major law firm and in-house at a corporation.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  • Desire and ability to be a go-to legal team member with a value-add approach to business counseling and problem solving.
  • Strong business acumen and deep understanding of commercial and financial implications of strategy development and execution.
  • Ability to think critically to anticipate and practically and efficiently solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrated project and process management with ability to handle multiple matters and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new areas and take ownership of a variety of legal matters.
  • Sound decision-making and ability to rapidly generate a high degree of respect and trust from various business leaders across the organization.
  • Team player capable of leading up and down and collaborating with cross-functional teams to meet key milestones and drive results.
  • Commitment to adhering to the highest level of professional and ethical behavior.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Additional Information

Total Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

What happens when two remarkable sustainability leaders come together as one?
A sustainability powerhouse is born, making a splash in the markets they serve and saving the planet one innovative installation at a time.

In early 2022, Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, a market leader in smart, sustainable water solutions, and Elkay Manufacturing, a commercial drinking water solutions leader, agreed to combine their two exceptional firms to become a single water solutions powerhouse.

Together, the combined company offers a comprehensive package of innovative, sustainable, specified, engineered water solutions and sustainable plumbing products that provide water safety, water quality, and water conservation through critical service environments, while delivering total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications around the globe. Our innovative solutions enable customers to advance their ESG initiatives and reduce operating costs while providing students, patients, patrons, and people within public and private spaces a safe, clean environment and access to fresh, pure, potable water - the essence of life itself.

What makes Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation special is our people and our culture.

While playing a leading role in sustainability and water access are remarkable, what makes Zurn Elkay's story so compelling is the alignment of the two well-respected companies with powerful legacies and a combined 224-year company history and shared values and cultures where people matter most.

Sustainably inspired, the company has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, water, and environmental stewardship, and giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. Our powerful legacy of caring and commitment is made possible by the exceptional people that embody Zurn Elkay's values.

We're looking for innovative, energetic people who want to help solve tomorrow's challenges today. Our Total Associate Engagement core value means we work hard to ensure our associates have opportunities to grow and an inclusive culture in which to thrive. From formal training to on-the-job development and exposure to new businesses, when you join Zurn Elkay, you'll join a collaborative organization that will give you opportunities to thrive and grow.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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