Our client, a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh, has retained us to recruit an Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance. The company is seeking a stellar attorney with around 8-10+ years of experience that includes substantive (multi-year) compliance experience, ideally in a corporate setting. Candidates should also have experience with litigation management and commercial contracts. Additional experience with environmental law or human resource / employment law issues would be a plus, but is not required.
This attorney will report directly to the Audit Committee in connection with the compliance components of this high-profile position. As Director of Compliance, this attorney’s responsibilities will include developing and managing the company’s varied compliance policies and procedures; providing compliance oversight, training and materials to employees across the company’s global platform; managing the company’s compliance hotline; assisting with and supporting governmental inquiries and investigations; leading and conducting internal investigations related to alleged code of conduct violations; and staying abreast of developments pertaining to applicable compliance-related statues and regulations. This company has developed an excellent culture for compliance, making these issues a priority throughout the organization.
This position will also report to the Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary and will be responsible for handling a variety of other work including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, supporting mergers and acquisitions, managing litigation, and providing support in connection with environmental issues, employment issues and other day-to-day legal matters. This role provides outstanding growth opportunity to expand the scope of one’s practice and gain expertise in specific areas that my hold particular appeal.
This attorney will enjoy substantive exposure to all members of the company’s executive team and will be viewed as a trusted legal and business advisor to business partners across all levels of the organization. Candidates must possess strong business acumen and a “getting to yes” and solutions-oriented approach. Excellent issue-spotting skills and the ability to identify the appropriate resources to solve/prevent problems is a must. The right candidate for this position will be poised and have strong presentation skills combined with a down-to-earth, roll up your sleeves approach to his/her work. This small legal department takes great pride in its collegial and collaborative environment and is comprised of attorneys who are respected and trusted throughout the organization. Personality will be key in being the right fit for this role.
This outstanding opportunity comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Relocation assistance will be provided to non-local candidates.
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