Overview

In-house counsel position advising on global trade compliance. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of interpreting and communicating the substance of complex regulations related to customs, import and export and foreign trade zone and translating them into appropriate risk management advice and processes. This position requires significant interaction with multiple internal and external groups including supply chain, logistics, manufacturing, procurement, R&D, government regulators and customs brokerage.

  • Licensed, practicing attorney with minimum 5-7 years of experience at AM Law 200 firm and/or Fortune 1000 company

  • Familiarity with regulations relating to cosmetics, OTC products, and/or consumer products including U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Food & Drug Administration Import Operations

  • Legal expertise with supply chain logistics, trade compliance, manufacturing and/or procurement

  • Coordinate and manage outside law firms with respect to customs, export, and cross-border compliance

  • Interface with FDA and Customs officials with respect to import-related matters, including, but not limited to, requests for information, FDA import alerts, and import detentions

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal members of the legal department

  • Demonstrated ability to balance legal and business considerations, problem solve and operate in a diverse and fast-paced environment

  • Provide internal education and training on relevant legal issues, develop processes to support business compliance needs and efficiencies

  • Additional responsibilities may include broad range of compliance and regulatory issues as well as matters relating to document production and retention

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience at AM Law 200 firm and/or Fortune 1000 company

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal members of the legal department

  • Bar membership

  • Experience within the cosmetics, retail or consumer products industry, not required but desirable


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