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Director, Compliance/Corporate Counsel

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Buffalo, NY

Date Last Verified

Aug 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 10,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Director, Compliance/Corporate Counsel Duties: Provides analysis and counsel on legal, policy, and corporate issues. Anticipates and guards against legal risks facing the company. Develops and recommend company policy and position on legal issues. Manage with the intent to motivate, train and develop. Provide timely, constructive feedback regarding work and performance. Manage non-performing employees in accordance with company policy. Manage high potential employees to career succession and growth opportunities. Manage corporate governance, supervise outside counsel, and oversee all in-house legal transactions. Oversee contract negotiation, legal cost containment, intellectual property protection, and trade compliance issues. Responsible for legal due diligence, agreements drafting/review, and risk analysis for M&A transactions. Organize and prepare for closing of both corporate financing transactions as well as large commercial procurements. Manage and direct company policy with regards to contracts and agreements including: domestic and international commercial contracts, US Government contracts, and other agreements (including: teaming, leasing, licensing, joint venture, confidentiality, outside services, and long-term procurement). Review, draft and amend short and long-term contracts and supporting documentation. Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements. Act as lead compliance officer responsible for company-wide conformity to all company policies. Assist management in risk analysis for employee actions (disciplinary actions, Collective Bargaining Agreement). Collaborate with outside counsel in litigation, balancing the demands of litigation with inherent business strategy concerns. Conduct investigations, prepare defenses, represent company at trials/arbitrations /mediations.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; Licensed to practice law in New York State; 10+ years in related discipline or; A combination of education and experience that is equivalent to above. Preferred: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Contract drafting; Management of audits and similar investigations; Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.

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