Counsel, International Compliance

in Falls Church, VA

Counsel, International Compliance Job

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    Falls Church, VA 22042, US

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    Other Professionals

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Job Description What is it like to work at BAE Systems? Remarkable. The Office of International Compliance at BAE Systems, Inc. consists of three attorneys - the VP and Associate General Counsel International Compliance, the Assistant General Counsel, International Compliance, and Counsel (the open position), as well as two Senior International Compliance Specialists. It’s a small, fun, tightly knit team with a lot of responsibility.

The Counsel, International Compliance assists Assistant GC and Associate GC with administration of BAE Systems, Inc.'s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Program. The Counsel will be responsible for overseeing the administration and conducting due diligence on Defense Offset Partners, Industrial Cooperation Partners, and our Advisers (the BAE Systems term for marketing representatives and distributors) and Lobbyists. The Counsel will interface directly with the VP Industrial Strategy and the Offset teams in the various Company businesses, and be responsible for preliminary review of Offset plans, transactions and contracts, and work closely with the Associate GC for submission of Offset plans and transactions to the Company’s Senior Leadership approvers. The Counsel will assist with training for our Anticorruption, Advisers, and Offsets and Industrial Cooperation policies, and with reviewing international gifts and hospitality requests in conjunction with the business ethics teams. The Counsel, International Compliance, will also be involved in any investigations relating to possible violations of our policies, and for assisting with anticorruption Mergers and Acquisitions due diligence as requested.

In a non-COVID environment, this position requires significant international and domestic travel both for anticorruption due diligence interviews and for training Company personnel. The position requires a significant amount of contact with business development, export, and contracts personnel. This position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, high levels of tact and diplomacy, creativity in crafting compliant solutions to business problems where possible, and the moral fortitude to say “no” when it is necessary. It also requires an excellent sense of humor, and exceptional organizational skills and recordkeeping ability, including the ability to juggle competing deadlines and triage work effectively.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or permanent resident).
  • Strong academic qualifications including a JD from an accredited law school, and membership in at least one State bar.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of professional experience, with at least three (3) years focused primarily on FCPA in a law firm, other corporation, or the U.S. Government.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills.
  • Travel internationally and domestically for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Travel under normal circumstances comprises around 40% of the applicant’s job responsibilities.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Prior experience with Defense Offsets.
  • Foreign language facility in one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, or Polish.
  • Familiarity with Export Compliance including ITAR.
  • Prior experience working in an in-house legal department.
  • Knowledge of Excel.
  • Knowledge of Articulate on-line training programs.

About BAE Systems, Inc.BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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