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Associate General Counsel, Compliance Lead

Brief Summary: 

  • Oversees the Corporate Compliance Program, reviewing and evaluating compliance issues/concerns within the organization with an emphasis on federal procurement regulation compliance.
  • Ensures that management and its employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of government agencies, that company policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the company’s Standards of Conduct.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that Company operations are conducted in compliance with relevant laws and regulations and in a manner consistent with the Company’s values, corporate policies and procedures, including promoting a culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance, and prevention and detection of compliance violations;
  • Acting as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues to appropriate resources for investigation and resolution;
  • Acting as an internal resource with which management may communicate and seek assistance for compliance related matters.; and
  • Establishing and overseeing processes for the proactive identification and analysis of compliance risks and related control gaps in business operations, including implementation of systemic self-assessment process.

The Associate General Counsel, Compliance Lead reports to the General Counsel and provides monitoring and reporting results of the compliance/ethics efforts of the company and provides guidance to the senior management team on matters relating to compliance.

The Office of the General Counsel, together with senior executive management, is authorized to implement all necessary actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective compliance program

Requirements: 

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and strong academic credentials; MBA or CPA a plus.
  • Must be a member in good standing of the New York bar, or actively licensed and in good standing in another state and eligible to become a member of the New York bar within 12 mos.
  • 6 years substantive government contracting law experience as in-house counsel with a corporation or a large law firm. 
  • Substantive expertise in Federal Acquisition Regulations/Supplements and all aspects of federal government procurement, international commercial contracting with foreign governments and other customers.
  • Knowledge of FCPA, export controls, and other related laws and regulations. 
  • Experience responding to Government audits and conducting internal investigations. 
  • Experience in the aerospace and defense industry is highly desirable.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and must be able to work well across the organization. 
  • Must be PC literate and fully proficient in MS Word, Excel, and other Office applications.
  • Must have a background that would permit the U.S. Department of Defense to issue a Secret clearance, which includes US citizenship