Senior Attorney - Regulatory

number
77430
role
In-House Counsel
practice
location
Memphis
experience
6 - 15 years
Our client, a Fortune 100 Company based in the Southeast, seeks a Senior Regulatory Attorney. There will be a competitive compensation package. This is an ideal role for candidates coming out of government regulatory positions, or who have prior government regulatory experience. Those having both public and private sector experience are particularly desirable. This position requires at least six (6) years of experience in customs compliance, global trade regulation, import/ export compliance and transportation regulations and demonstrated competence as a practicing attorney in the relevant areas of law.

This role will provide legal counsel, advice, review and direction to the corporation, its subsidiaries, various departments and to members of management to ensure effective operation in accordance with federal, state and local laws including matters related to customs compliance, global trade regulation, import/ export compliance and transportation regulations.


Specific Essential duties/responsibilities:
  • Provides legal counsel, advice, review and direction on an assigned basis to various departments and members of management on all levels, including executive management.
  • Acts as primary legal department contact for outside attorney communications on assigned projects/issues.
  • Assists in review of laws, regulations, and ordinances affecting the corporation.  Counsels and advises all departments in response to questions/issues arising in course of day to day business of company.
  • Monitors and interprets changes to and trends in government and legislative policies at the federal, state, local or international level.  Determines impact on the company and advises senior management accordingly. Recommends and implements specific company responses to changes in governmental and legislative policies.
  • May act as co-counsel in significant litigation on behalf of the company and participate in drafting court documents, take depositions and other discovery, formulate trial strategy and try the case. Decides the appropriateness of either litigating or settling legal issues confronting the company and recommends action to management and personnel, anticipating the financial impact and precedent on the company as a whole
  • Performs complex research and investigations and designs, drafts and submits documents concerning legal issues to maintain compliance with various regulations; provides legal interpretation of laws and regulations including trade compliance matters. Drafts and reviews legal documents and reviews proposed transactions to ensure maximum benefit to the corporation and minimum exposure to risk
  • Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to a state bar, as well as a strong academic record. The client also wants to see strong negotiation, human relations and communications skills. Travel may be necessary. Interested and qualified candidates should apply to this posting on-line, and/or send your resume and cover letter for confidential review to: jack@kinneyrecruiting.com
     

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