JOB SUMMARY: The Corporate Counsel serves as counsel to support ACN’s corporate and global markets. This role is responsible for working on assigned legal matters in certain regions where ACN does not have internal counsel in-market, and in North America. Has broad-based legal skills and can handle a variety of corporate, commercial, litigation, regulatory, and government affairs matters. Experience in the direct selling industry and the telecommunications sectors is helpful, but not required. Ensures that ACN operates in accordance with legal requirements and ethical standards, provides counsel on legal and business issues, ensures legal and regulatory compliance and mitigates risk, and facilitates the strategic growth of the Company’s business. Must be highly motivated, solution-oriented and able to offer sound, practical and actionable business advice. Works with the in-house legal team and external advisors to provide a high level of service to internal departments.
Manage and work assigned legal matters for North America and global markets, including making appropriate use of internal and external resources; provide legally-correct and actionable legal advice, considering multiple inputs and potential legal/business impact of decisions.
Negotiate, draft, and advise internal business clients on commercial agreements to ensure that business needs are optimized and risks are reduced.
Manage complex investigations relating to litigation and regulatory matters. Handle inquiries from governmental agencies and consumer protection groups on consumer and IBO matters. Manage litigation and arbitration, including advising on litigation strategy, risk mitigation, settlement options, and management of outside counsel. Identify and address threatened or potential claims.
Monitor, interpret, and apply to ACN’s business, domestic and international regulatory guidance (including specifically with respect to advertising, telecom, direct sales and multi-level marketing practices).
Work closely with the Business Ethics group and assist the Legal department in providing oversight and training from a legal perspective; refine, improve, and manage ACN’s compliance function to ensure corporate compliance with marketing policies.
Assist with corporate governance and provide legal assistance in connection with internal operations and initiatives.
Keep abreast of relevant legal and legislative developments and communicate to stakeholders; raise issues of strategic opportunity or risk to the General Counsel, Corporate and Global Markets and other business stakeholders; assist with development and implementation of policies for Legal Department and company.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Detail-oriented, highly organized, and efficient; a self-starter with an eagerness to learn and expand business and legal skillsets.
Sound, practical and ethical business judgment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; a concise communicator; ability to interact with and advise various departments and levels, including direct interaction with top executives.
Forward thinker with a proactive mindset and work ethic who can investigate, identify issues, analyze, apply process, adapt and problem solve.
Ability to analyze, interpret, apply, and communicate regulatory guidance and industry practice standards.
Ability to manage others and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to navigate issues with government agencies, regulators, and consumer protection authorities.
Must have substantial complex transactional experience (M&A, debt finance, etc.) and confidence in drafting a variety of commercial agreements.
Leading law firm or in-house experience; in-house corporate and commercial contracts experience (dealing with a wide variety of complex agreements and supporting a wide-ranging internal customer base) is a plus
J.D. or LL.M. from an accredited US law school.
Bar admission in good standing in any US state or territory.
At least four (4) years of experience in a role as an attorney; non-legal business experience a plus.
Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish or Japanese a plus
Corporate Counsel experience a plus
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10lbs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
The employee is regularly required to talk and hear
The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.