The Vice President, Regulatory Counsel supports various global legal functions to respond to government inquiries and reporting obligations; drive coordination with department heads and their departments to provide legal support to compliance and audit initiatives and obligations, including government, legal and regulatory related investigations and audits; and assist in special legal projects. This position will report to the General Counsel.
Review and direct the Company’s governmental order reporting obligations by developing strategies and designing procedures related to such reporting.
Work with the Ethics and Compliance Office, Internal Audit, Finance, and other departments, as appropriate, to understand and, as necessary, modify legal strategies related to legal, regulatory and/or governmental investigations or reporting obligations.
Work with the Ethics and Compliance Office, Internal Audit, Finance, and other departments to identify and mitigate legal risks related to FCPA, OFAC, money-laundering or, as needed, with other laws or regulations.
Provide reports on an as-needed basis, and as directed or requested by the Board of Directors or General Counsel, regarding the progress of legal efforts related to legal, regulatory and/or governmental investigations or reporting obligations.
Participate in cross-functional working group with the Ethics and Compliance Office and Human Resources that recommends investigation process improvements, reviews critical hotline allegations, assigns investigators and recommends corrective actions as outlined in the working group charter.
Direct internal investigations relating to potential violations of laws, as needed.
Collaborate with corporate and outside counsel as needed to resolve legal issues, including but not limited to, assisting in responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations.
Support control function departments with performing root-cause analysis of identified violations of laws or legal risks and develop and implement corrective action plans, as needed, to prevent, mitigate or address potential legal liability or vulnerability in the future.
Stay on top of and understand new, revised or updated regulations or “standard methodologies” to set legal priorities and ensure adherence with applicable legal or regulatory requirements.
Update legal department and other department colleagues on developments regarding significant or emerging legal risks.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Manage up to 3 direct reports
Experienced-level knowledge of government investigations, negotiations and reporting obligations
Experienced knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal sentencing guidelines, anti-money laundering, sanctions, SOX and other key regulatory requirements.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership, influencing and social skills for coordination/liaison functions
Strong analytical, research, interpersonal, project management and investigation skills
Self-starter, highly motivated and perseverance to achieve compliance goals
High ethical standards and integrity and
Strong quality and results orientation with the ability to facilitate multifaceted change
Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision
Ability to organize workload for effective implementation
Ability to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to diversity
Ability to function as an effective team member
Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves
Ability to travel periodically in the U.S. and outside the U.S. as necessary
10+ years law firm, in-house (preferably at a public company) and/or Department of Justice or SEC regulatory experience, including experience with the FCPA and the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for organizations.
Extensive experience in regulatory investigations, reporting and/or litigation required