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It’s all about Culture Fit at FMC Technologies

We are seeking a commercial generalist for Houston based FMC Technologies.  This is a junior level Counsel position (3 to 8 yrs) that is suitable for someone coming straight from a law firm.  However, candidates who went straight to law school after college will have trouble qualifying.  Why?  FMC Technologies takes a truly unique view of qualifications, favoring individuals who have real world non-legal business or other work experience before making a decision to attend law school.  Our client feels, and correctly so, that such candidates bring the right level of maturity and corporate interpersonal skills to indicate likely success in an in-house law department environment.

The culture at FMC Technologies is different in other ways as well, placing a strong emphasis on innovation, process, and collaboration.  If you wish to learn more, please call us at 312-225-1144.

Dow Corning position filled

Congratulations to Shandell Massey, who starts March 3 at Dow Corning.  Shandell will be relocating to Midland, Michigan from Chicago.  After graduating from law school at Michigan, Shandell spent four years cutting her teeth as a corporate Associate with AmLaw 100 firm Edwards Wildman, and she was in her fifth year as a commercial generalist with Atkore International when we called.  We first met Shandell at a dinner meeting our firm hosted for the Midwest Minority In-house Counsel Group.  Thank you for taking our call, Shandell.

Many thanks to Cornell Boggs, the general counsel of Dow Corning.  Cornell has kindly participated in GC roundtables and panels moderated by Mike Evers.  We appreciate Cornell’s confidence in Evers Legal.

Location change: Earthbound Farm position now at parent HQ in Denver

WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV) is a growing leader in the organic foods space.  WhiteWave recently acquired Earthbound Farm, a leading provider of organic produce.  Evers Legal has been exclusively retained to help fill the newly created position of Senior Division Counsel for Earthbound Farm, a role that will also include additional opportunity with other WhiteWave business units.  The position will be located in the Denver area, specifically Broomfield, CO, although you would spend considerable time in California for the first few months (where Earthbound Farm is located).

The role is operational across a broad spectrum of duties, including marketing and advertising review, commercial contracts, supply agreements with independent farmers, joint ventures, and (smaller component) litigation management.

Must have:  Consumer Products industry experience, preference for in-house experience.  Minimum 7+ years of experience, would welcome more.  Relocation provided, this is a national search.

For more details or to express your interest, please contact Mike Evers at 312-225-1144 or  Thank you.

Adding Value: Evers eNews brings valuable insights to the in-house bar

Mike 2014 PR shot 2Welcome to Evers eNews, a monthly bulletin designed to add value for you and your law department.

The phrase “add value” smacks of sales-speak and business school class. But I embrace it. Recruiting is an episodic enterprise, so we try our best here to help clients in the months or even years that pass between search assignments. We hope that small things, such as complimentary benchmarking and invitations to special events, make a difference. This is why the signature line in our email reads, “How can we help your law department?” I continuously challenge our firm internally with that question. More 

FMC Technologies and Dow Corning positions

2014 is off to a fast start.

Evers Legal has been retained by FMC Technologies in Houston, Texas, to fill a Counsel position. We have also been exclusively engaged by Dow Corning in Midland, Michigan, to fill a Senior Commercial Attorney position.

Both openings require 5+ years of experience, and the job descriptions are similar:  general commercial and strategic support of daily operations. Of course, each opportunity is unique and we would like to discuss the one that is right for you in much greater detail.

Call us at 312.225.1144 with your questions, or email us your resume at