Associate General Counsel: Compliance and Corporate
Philadelphia, PA | Permanent
PERMANENT/FULL-TIME. (PH2317) Associate General Counsel, Compliance & AND Corporate. Within the Legal Department of our client, reporting to the General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary. One Direct Report and 1 Indirect Report. Located in Philadelphia, PA
SUMMARY OF POSITION
This position is responsible for supporting the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in compliance and corporate matters that arise our client company “A” (“Company A”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Company “Z” (“Company Z”). Direct experience and a working knowledge of legal, regulatory and internal Ethics, International Trade and related compliance efforts is necessary. Additional matters include supporting the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in matters such as corporate governance, third party US and non-US consultants, FCPA, Federal, State and local public procurement (government contracts), commercial contracts, both customer and procurement, and other matters. This position reports to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. More specific duties include the development, implementation, execution and training of the “Company A” import/export, ethics and regulatory compliance programs, policies, procedures and processes. This individual must have experience as and shall serve as the Senior Compliance Officer for “Company A” and an Empowered Official as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position supports all contact and interface for all compliance programs between U.S. government agencies and “Company A” business units performing business in the U.S. and elsewhere. This position also supports the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in protecting the legal interests, mitigating risks of “Company A” by providing a wide range of legal advice to all other departments of “Company A” –always with the goal of best legal and compliance practices and best commercial lawyering to help capture business.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INDICATING % OF TIME SPENT IN EACH
1. Serves as the Senior Ethics & Compliance Officer and Member of Ethics Steering Committee and is the “Company A” liaison to “Company Z’s” Surveillance Body. At the direction and with the concurrence of the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, advises and provides guidance to Senior Management on compliance-related issues, including internal investigations. Research agencies with jurisdiction over the company, develop internal compliance requirements, to ensure legal compliance, and support other internal functional areas and draft a comprehensive Compliance Matrix in a prioritized manner. 25% of time
2. Maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations and keeps abreast of recent changes; periodically revises the ethics and compliance program based on changes in the organization, the law, regulation or other internal procedures. Develops materials for distribution and training to all employees to enhance awareness of compliance activities. Attends group and third party job related training and maintains current with Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Requirements. 15% of time
3. At the direction of the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, investigates and acts on matter related to compliance, including the flexibility to design and coordinate internal investigations (e.g., responding to reports of problems, hotline calls or suspected violations) and drafting and implementing proposed corrective actions, if warranted. 10% of time
4. Manages due diligence documentation for all third party consultants, lobbyists and works with Internal Audit to ensure compliance. 20% of time
5. Manages all aspects of international trade compliance activities for “Company A” and serves as the representative on the “Company Z” Trade Council. Includes development, implementation and training. Works in conjunction with the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary on government investigations and the drafting and finalizing of Voluntary and/or Directed Disclosures. 10% of time
6. Assists General Counsel & Corporate Secretary with other legal matters including contract reviews, transactional risk mitigation charts, commercial and government contract negotiation and drafting, and similar transactional matters. Support company litigation or alternative dispute resolution as assigned by the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary; gather and compile all the internal documentation related to each case as required during the discovery process; liaise with outside counsel as directed and necessary; and research and obtain information in order for the Legal Department to inform company executives of case or claim status, likelihood of success, settlement negotiations and disposition of cases.
20% of time
QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION
Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited US law school and admission to the bar of Pennsylvania as an active member in good standing, or, possessing the prerequisites under the PA Board of Law Examiners Rule 302 to be admitted as Limited In-House Corporate Counsel are required.
Minimum 5 years of law firm or in-house corporate legal experience with experience focused on compliance and general corporate legal matters.
3. Competencies & Attributes
- Demonstrate the business acumen and authority necessary to achieve compliance for all assigned business segments and be self-directed with minimal supervision. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of high-level business personnel.
- Review and analyze range of legal issues facing “Company A.” Exercise excellent judgment and advise senior management decisions based on clear understanding of legal, technical, regulatory, and business requirements.
- Ability to prioritize a high-volume, multi-tasking environment and quickly synthesize technical program information and apply regulatory requirements. Domestic and International Travel will be required.
- Ability to interpret rules of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) will be required.
If you believe that you possess the qualifications and experience shown in the above description, please send me your resume, target annual salary, and, availability to interview and to start, ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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