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Counsel, Commercial and Strategic Transactions Job

DATE: Aug 4, 2022

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania with ability to work a hybrid or mostly remote schedule.
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 10% 
Non-compete: Yes 

The estimated base salary range for this role is $108,580 to $180,380 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



As our Counsel, Commercial and Strategic Transactions, based at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA, you will have the ability to work in a hybrid-model or mostly remote capacity.  You will have responsibility for and primarily focus on commercial, business & strategic transactions and general corporate law, both within the United States and for our operations in the Americas. You will interact with fellow in-house legal personnel and all corporate business units and departments with minimal assistance from outside counsel. You will perform legal analysis and drafting and provide timely, effective and practical legal guidance in a fast-paced, dynamic in-house setting.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identifies, analyzes, assesses and communicates legal risks to enable internal clients to make quality, risk-adjusted business decisions.
  • Drafts, reviews, analyzes, structures, negotiates and provides advice regarding a range of commercial, business and strategic agreements and transactions, including sales, marketing, distribution, agency, licensing, sourcing, procurement, supply, service, confidentiality, or strategic transactions (such as joint ventures, partnerships, divestitures or mergers, financings and acquisitions).
  • Provides professional, pragmatic and timely advice, counseling and support to internal clients.
  • Works collaboratively with in-house legal group and outside counsel.
  • Engages in routine interaction and privileged communications with business and technology leaders.
  • Assists in setting and upholding policies and procedures for legal subjects and risk mitigation.
  • Provides legal training to internal clients.
  • Supports internal Sustainability and Business Development efforts.
  • Manages outside counsel from time to time.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Travel:  Occasional; less than 10%


Education and/or Experience

  • Juris Doctor
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in subject matter area in a medium to large sized law firm or in-house legal department


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state in the United States
  • If not licensed in Pennsylvania, then willing and able to secure at least an in-house license in Pennsylvania


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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