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Smith (A.O.) Corporation | Milwaukee, WI
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Job Description


A. O. Smith Corporation, founded more than 140 years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified manufacturer serving customers worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heating and water treatment equipment, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in the industry. A. O. Smith has facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, India, Canada and Europe, with record sales in 2018 over $3.2 billion. A. O. Smith (AOS) is traded on the NYSE.

Our Legal Department, based out of our World Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is seeking a full-time Legal Intern for Summer 2019 to assist with legal and government affairs matters.


* Work on special projects with in-house attorneys and prepare presentations as assigned
* Research and prepare memoranda, documents, and other materials concerning various issues of corporate law, working with in-house attorneys. Areas may include corporate, contracts, employment, governance, compliance, leases and real estate, litigation, intellectual property, international, mergers and acquisitions
* Assist A. O. Smith's registered lobbyist to track legislation and regulations related to the Company's business
* Develop position statements and presentations for review by the Company's registered lobbyist and General Counsel


* Currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school
* Completed first or second year law school (first year preferred)
* Currently in the top 50% of class
* Self-starter with willingness to work independently and take on new subjects and tasks
* Strong communication (oral and written) skills
* Strong computer skills
* Wisconsin ties preferred; ability to work onsite at our Milwaukee office required

We Offer

* You get to develop broad legal and business experience in a corporate setting
* You gain valuable work experience at a well-established company
* You work with outside counsel
* You gain contacts in the legal and business world
* Compensation subject to negotiation and flexible as to start/end dates for internship

About Smith (A.O.) Corporation

A. O. Smith Corporation is a manufacturer of water heating equipment and electric motors, serving a diverse mix of residential, commercial and industrial end markets principally in the United States. The Company's business is organized in two operating segments: Water Products and Electrical Products. The Water Products business manufactures and markets a line of residential gas and electric water heaters, standard and specialty commercial water heating equipment, copper-tube boilers and water systems tanks. The Electrical Products business manufactures and markets a line of hermetic motors, fractional horsepower alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors. During the year ended December 31, 2008, 63% of the Company's net sales were attributable to its Water Products business and 37% attributable to its Electrical Products business. In April 2009, the Company acquired Smith Investment Co.