Overview

The Global Investigations and Compliance Counsel is responsible for leading investigations and providing advice to the company on all compliance matters arising under the UPS Code of Business Conduct, the UPS Policy Book, the UPS Antitrust Guidelines, and key international trade laws and regulations including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export controls (e.g. ITAR & EAR), global antitrust and competition laws, and sanctions and embargoes.  The Global Compliance counsel will serve as the primary legal resource supporting the company’s Internal Audit, Compliance & Ethics (IACE) Department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serves as lead in-house investigations and compliance attorney for UPS, a “Fortune 50” company with over 400,000 employees, serving over 220 countries worldwide
  • Initiates and directs internal investigations, and determines when and how to involve external counsel in such investigations
  • Ensures company’s General Counsel and Vice President of Internal Audit are kept fully informed of all such investigation
  • Maintains a detailed understanding of company compliance & ethics policies to address internal requests for guidance from all levels of management
  • Liaises with company attorneys based in Atlanta and around the world
  • Reviews proposed business ideas to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintains a strong understanding of existing and potential future company risks, and makes recommendations to the General Counsel as to how to prevent, identify, and correct compliance concerns
  • Supports other attorneys and salespeople negotiating customer contracts to address any compliance-related questions or contract clauses received from customers
  • Negotiates compliance-related customer contract language and travel for customer site-visits where necessary
  • Collaborates with company Public Affairs team to evaluate the impact of proposed regulations on company operations and strategies
  • Provides legal advice on other regulatory areas as needed, including data privacy regulations

Knowledge and Skills

  • Tracks expenditures against financial targets; describes impact of area’s budget on organizational financial plan
  • Uses multiple strategies to persuade others; identifies and removes barriers to agreements; wins concessions effectively; provides input into future negotiation processes or strategies
  • Prioritizes complex, material, and/or multi-functional risks to the enterprise; coordinates and provides governance over risk treatments; develops business continuity plans to improve preparedness and response capabilities
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of complex processes, procedures, and methods; and identifies root causes of recurring issues and implements incremental improvements
  • Maintains strategic relationships with law firms; reviews and selects law firms for key projects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish deep relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen
  • Team player who can build consensus; exercises sound judgment with the highest integrity
  • Complex problem solver who can work cross-functionally to drive projects, think strategically and maintain and executive presence 
  • Member in good standing with a state bar
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • 5-10 years’ experience practicing law as government attorney (e.g., Assistant US Attorney) and/or in a law firm or in-house law department representing large public companies
  • Experience managing employees
  • Expierence with internal investigations and multinational businesses strongly – Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


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