Senior Legal Counsel - Raven Corporate Services

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  33704


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.

Through our technology, products, and services, Raven team members help grow more food, protect our environment, and allow others to live safely around the world. Our shared purpose to improve lives through technology drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For an opportunity to succeed in a highly rewarding work environment, join our Corporate Services team in solving great challenges.


The Senior Legal Counsel will provide legal advice and strategies to the organization’s leadership team.


  • Responsible for managing complex legal projects.
  • Act as company representative to outside Counsel to ensure alignment with company objectives.
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Provide legal consultation and assistance to division leadership staff. Negotiate legal issues within defined parameters.
  • Provide assistance in the merger and acquisition processes.
  • Assist with compliance issues in new business growth areas.
  • Support corporate compliance risk assessment. Advise divisions on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies related to contracts.
  • Assist with developing and coordinating compliance training opportunities with internal teams.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to professional and support staff. 
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area. Follow established safety and ergonomic standards.
  • May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.
  • Learning, understanding, continuously improving, and promoting the company’s quality management system and controls.


  • Graduate of an accredited law school. Strong academic credentials.
  • 5+ years experience in corporate legal department is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff.
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing IP cases.
  • Familiarity of Sarbanes-Oxley and legislation is necessary.
  • Licensed to practice law in South Dakota or other jurisdiction.
  • Ability to work with highly confidential information and documentation with discretion.
  • Excellent research abilities. Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to find answers and resolve potential issues in a timely manner.
  • Project and team leadership skills and experience.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications, and customer service skills.
  • Strong proficiency with a computer, including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to be flexible and multitask.
  • Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • Limited travel is required.
  • Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required. Refer to Raven Vehicle Operations Policy CS-13 for guidelines.


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.