Counsel - Global Trade Compliance

Wauwatosa, WI
Full Time
Exp.: 5+ Years
As Counsel - Global Trade Compliance, you will provide legal services and advice to the Company regarding global trade compliance, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade sanctions, tariffs, import/export regulations and related areas.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides legal review of and advice regarding various Company agreements and other documents,
  • Reviews and evaluates new and existing customers, suppliers, dealers and distributors to maintain global trade compliance standards
  • Manages the protection and enforcement of legal rights in respect of Company assets, including development of related documentation and filings
  • Manages investigation and oversees litigation matters in assigned areas of responsibility, including the engagement and oversight of outside counsel
  • Leads or supports, as needed, meetings of internal committees related to assigned areas of responsibility
  • Acts as a legal resource to various internal departments as needed (e.g., provides compliance supports for acquisitions and related integration)
  • Develops and provides global compliance training to employees in the businesses
  • Develops relevant Legal Department processes and practices relating to assigned areas of responsibility
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide prompt, practical counsel and creative solutions in all areas of responsibility while evaluating risk
  • Ability to identify changes in law and oversee compliance, propose guideline and practice changes, and effectively educate and train internal clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking capabilities
  • Detail-oriented, organized, responsive to client needs
  • Proven capability to balance a variety of high priority projects simultaneously
  • Solid computer skills including extensive knowledge of specialized software related to assigned areas of responsibility
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association

Experience Requirements
Minimum five years of experience as a trade compliance attorney (or equivalent substitute experience) in a firm or corporate setting required

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