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Regional General Counsel and Compliance Officer-LATAM in Miami,FL at Stericycle

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Miami,FL
  • Job Type:
    Legal
  • Experience:
    More than 10 years
  • Date Posted:
    5/4/2018

Job Description


Lead counsel in Latin America for the Company on transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. Oversee Latin American legal function by managing the legal issues, ensure compliance, and manages the risk of violating laws and regulations applicable for the entire LATAM region. This position will have a dotted line to the Global Compliance Leader and will support the Vice President of Compliance and team members responsible for oversight of the company’s global anti-corruption compliance program, including program governance, policy development, risk assessment, third party oversight, training, monitoring, compliance counselling, investigations, discipline and management reporting. Specifically, this role will assist the General Counsel and the VP of Compliance in the following: • Advising the business regarding legal, transactional, regulatory, compliance and risk matters; • Ensuring that Stericycle’s business and legal interests are protected in transactions and in litigation and adversarial proceedings; • Conducting pre-litigation assessment of potential claims for and against the Company and advising the business regarding risk mitigation strategies; • Managing litigation involving the Company, including complex litigation (commercial, employment, etc.) and regulatory enforcement proceedings, including oversight of outside counsel’s handling of litigation and adversary proceedings; • Conducting internal investigations as necessary; • Applying a focus on cost efficient handling and resolution of disputes, including developing and ensuring adherence to appropriate budgets; • Providing counsel to the business on and managing regional compliance issues; • Managing the execution of corporate compliance initiatives and programs at the BU/regional and country level; • Oversees in-country compliance operations and monitor local risks as required; • Reporting actual and potential compliance issues to the Compliance leader and facilitating infor-mation sharing, including the preparation of standard and ad hoc compliance reports; • Conducting training across Stericycle Business Units on regional/local compliance policies; and • Managing third party review processes and investigations and providing related legal advice to the company. Build an effective and efficient legal team in the region, the strategy and handling of significant litigation and regulatory proceedings and implementing a highly functioning and effective compliance program in LATAM Manages multiple litigations and adversarial proceedings across a broad range of subject matters and jurisdictions Manages outside counsel handling transactions, litigations, regulatory and other matters, including providing strategic and tactical direction, and management of and adherence to substantial budgets Performs pre-litigation assessments and early case evaluations for each matter, prepares and updates case summaries, and develops strategies to successfully resolve each matter Evaluates potential conflicts with third parties, and proactively assesses opportunities and applies strategies to diffuse issues from maturing into problems or litigation, and more broadly, develops risk mitigation strategies for the business Coordinates and prepares responses to discovery, identifies key witnesses and manages the discovery process from the company’s side Communicates to management regarding case and settlement strategies and prepares requests for settlement authority Drives execution of corporate compliance initiatives and programs Monitors local compliance risks and implements procedures to mitigate compliance risks and investigates potential compliance issues Implements and provides direction in connection with the remediation of compliance issues Provides training on compliance policies and procedures to regional team members Keeps the Compliance and other leaders apprised of actual and potential compliance issues

Job Requirements


  •  Degree from top law school in Latin America
  • Minimum of 8+ years of intensive prior litigation and corporate experience in Latin America, including Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, preferably with experience both at a top tier law firm and as in-house counsel
  • Experience across multiple areas of litigation and adversary proceedings (commercial, employment, regulatory, internal investigations, etc.)
  • Minimum of 5 years related job experience in a compliance or related field, such as law enforcement, legal, risk management, or audit.  An understanding of international anti-corruption laws, including the FCPA and UK Bribery Act, is required. 
  • English and Spanish required; Portuguese preferred

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