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Corporate Counsel

Company: APL Logistics Americas, Ltd
Location: scottsdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Corporate Counsel will function as a corporate generalist and provide legal counsel to the organization across geographies. It requires well-thought out processes and judgment on a broad range of legal and compliance matters, as well the ability to conceive, implement and monitor processes, procedures and operational activities/issues from a legal perspective. It requires familiarity with corporate and commercial concepts and the business acumen and personal maturity to know when and how to map a solution and when to ask for guidance. The Corporate Counsel must be a self-starter with a diligent work ethic.


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure timely, cost effective delivery of quality legal advice and counsel to support internal clients on a broad range of domestic and international legal issues.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure proactive legal involvement and solicitation of assistance.
  • Participate in litigation matters and investigations as required.
  • Advise management on legal matters in order to safeguard the organization against legal liability.
  • Manage outside counsel when retained to (i) respond to high demand for legal services, (ii) address issues requiring special expertise and (iii) represent the Groups interests in litigation.
  • Includes evaluating and developing strategy with respect to complex issues and resolving disputes through negotiation or litigation while minimizing adverse publicity and monetary exposure, maximizing recovery and preserving on-going business relationships with customers, vendors and other third parties.
  • Adapting to the requirements of the Group and its stakeholders, including responding to and addressing the needs and requirements of other team members.

Keys Results:

  • Support Business Units, Functions and Regions with legal advice and representation necessary to achieve business objectives and minimize risk.
  • Manage external legal counsel to ensure that the companys interests are protected and costs minimized.
  • Deliver improved policies, procedures or documents aligned to the objectives of the Group Legal strategic work plan, striving for best practices.
  • Provide timely, accurate, cost effective and well-organized advice to business clients within the Group.
  • Support Code of Conduct compliance functions, in terms of policy setting, training, enforcement, and internal investigations.
  • Ability and willingness to engage with business clients and become an integral part of the business and commercial processes of the Company.
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and expand personal portfolio and competencies.
  • Integrate into team and provide support to other members as needed.


  • JD degree from accredited law school; admission to state bar association(s), as required
  • Minimum (5-10) years of broad-based legal experience in law firm or corporate law department
  • Demonstrated experience in Transportation and/or Logistics law.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona or admissible based on in-house counsel admission rules
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving, decision making and coping skills
  • Strong understanding of corporate business needs, including finance and risk management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to articulate complicated issues in a manner that others can understand
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with global clients and customers
  • Advanced negotiation and project management skills
  • Global or regional work experience
  • Native Level English: Reading, Writing, and Speaking

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Second Language Preferred, with a strong preference for Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, German, Japanese or Spanish
  • Additional Bar Admission Preferred: a European Union jurisdiction, India, China, or a LTAM country
  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Computer Programming Skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Team player
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Teamwork - showing a commitment to teamwork and collaboration
  • Respect - extending dignity and respect to all people
  • Integrity - fostering trust and a positive work environment
  • Innovation - bringing creativity to the workplace
  • Customer Focus - achieving Company, department, and personal goals through a strong customer focus
  • Domestic and International Travel Required
  • Hybrid Remote - Willingness and capacity to relocate to Arizona, Oregon or Colorado
  • Willingness and capacity to live outside of the U.S. as required by the Group

Job: *Legal

Organization: *Legal

Title: Corporate Counsel (Scottsdale, AZ 210000K6)

Location: AZ-Scottsdale

Requisition ID: 210000K6

The company is committed to and supports equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to all employees and applicants for employment. Equal employment opportunity means equal treatment of employees and applicants without regard to the following legally-protected characteristics: race, color, religion, creed, sex (gender identity), pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), medical condition, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), veteran status, physical or mental disability status or any other legally-protected status.

Keywords: APL Logistics Americas, Ltd, Scottsdale , Corporate Counsel, Other , scottsdale, Arizona

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