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Due to growth and customer demand, we are currently recruiting for a Corporate & Legal Entity Compliance Attorney to join our team in Hickory, NC.
The attorney will possess strong analytical, communication and technology skills, as well as demonstrate strategic thinking in all areas of work. The attorney will join the large, dynamic, fast-paced legal department of a Fortune 500 company. This position directly supports the Vice President & Senior Attorney, Corporate & Securities Law with the management of the Company’s legal entity compliance programs, including identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities in compliance programs and systems to collectively have a wider impact throughout the Company.
This position requires active participation in the development and implementation of a world class legal entity compliance program with the Vice President & Senior Attorney, Corporate & Securities Law. A qualified candidate will be a self-starter who demonstrates the internal drive necessary to create, validate and manage multiple processes within a tight timeline. In addition to the global Law Department members, this role will liaise with other company departments and all levels of Company management, as well as outside counsel/advisors.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
- Support development and facilitation of effective corporate governance and compliance practices primarily for the Company’s legal entities globally.
- Assist with the maintenance of the corporate records relating to global legal entities to ensure their accuracy and completeness.
- Lead the development, operation and maintenance of the Company’s web-based legal entity management system, including updating and maintaining the global database to ensure system integrity, assisting with the training of system users, integrating functionality with other company departments (including tax, treasury and finance), and developing reports to allow users to maximize their effectiveness with the system.
- Supervise legal assistant(s) and/or paralegal and their activities to ensure their assigned tasks and deliverables are achieved in line with our team and department objectives; The Corporate Attorney will monitor the quality of work products and services being delivered to the department and third parties by legal assistant(s) and/or paralegal via assisting in project planning, participating in the daily execution of tasks and providing leadership.
- Assist with corporate subsidiary formation, maintenance, governance, and compliance globally.
- Draft, review and edit legal documents, including resolutions, certificates and other governance documents for legal entities in North American (NAR) and CALA regions.
- Work with Vice President & Senior Attorney, Corporate & Securities Law, and other company departments (tax, treasury, finance, etc.) to identify legal entities for consolidation and assist with the documentation and process of legal entity simplification in NAR and CALA regions.
- Support Vice President & Senior Attorney, Corporate & Securities Law with other matters and projects, as needed, including assisting with drafting of legal documentation related to mergers and acquisitions, securities law filings and other governance matters.
- Assist with the design, development and maintenance of a variety of digital resources to support and enhance the communication, information sharing, and documentation management needs of legal entity compliance.
- Make recommendations on technology and process improvement opportunities for operational efficiency and cost reduction.
- Coordinate with colleagues globally on external and internal reporting requirements, routine and operational matters, as well as special projects.
- Help manage costs for legal department.
- A completed Bachelor’s Degree in related curriculum with 2+ years of corporate, securities, and transactional legal experience in a law firm or legal department setting.
- Licensed to practice law in North Carolina
- Minimum of 2 years corporate, securities, and transactional legal experience in either a law firm (preferred) or in a corporate law department
- Excellent drafting skills with keen attention to detail
- Excellent verbal/written communications skills
- Strong organizational and negotiation skills
- Ability to prioritize work load, display high-level organizational skills and work independently with limited supervision required
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a fluid/fast-paced, highly collaborative, team environment
- Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly assess potential for risk and opportunity; uses sound judgment and discretion in decision making
- Self-confident, self-directed, and ability to work with various levels of management and staff
- Possesses strong work ethic and customer service orientation
- Proficient with standard business applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as strong proficiency to learn other legal applications
- Willing to travel as required
It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.