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Senior Counsel- Compliance
Refer job# JKZK169783
 
Senior Counsel- Compliance RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide expertise and advice on a variety of global compliance issues such as anti-corruption, antitrust, trade compliance including, but not limited to: anti-corruption (e.g., U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Anti-Bribery), antitrust (e.g., Sherman Act and European Union competition law), international trade (e.g., import regulations, anti-boycott and US and EU export sanctions and controls) and data privacy laws (e.g., European Union General Data Protection Regulation, China's Data Security law and related regulation, California Consumer Privacy Act, and Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), and supply chain due diligence (e.g., conflict minerals, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, California Transparency in Supply Chains Act). Lead and collaborate with colleagues in the design, improvement, and implementation of Westlake's compliance programs and best practices across the organization worldwide, consistent with Westlake's Code of Conduct, including but not limited to anti-corruption, antitrust, international trade, and data privacy laws. Serve as compliance subject matter authority and strategic business partner to senior leadership by monitoring significant changes in laws and regulations and compliance trends and updating compliance-related policies (e.g., record retention) accordingly. Oversee third party intermediary due diligence process and serve as the primary legal support for Westlake's trade compliance group and manage and support the company's internal trade compliance network. Support anti-corruption program, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and use of tools to conduct appropriate supply chain due diligence assessments of suppliers and other business partners. Assist with managing and promoting Westlake's whistleblowing program and hotline and support and review, as necessary, internal investigations arising from alleged violations of law, Code of Conduct and company policy; including conducting document reviews and interviews, developing action plans, preparing close-out reports, supervising resolutions, and collaborating closely with Westlake stakeholders. Actively participate on and support the Compliance and Ethics Committee, such as leading meetings in the absence of the General Counsel, setting the agenda for meetings, addressing risk areas and proposed compliance solutions, and presenting reports to the Committee concerning compliance matters and metrics. Works with client groups and legal colleagues in multiple jurisdictions (e.g., North America, Europe and Asia) to proactively identify and mitigate potential liability associated with the company's operations within such regimes. Advise on conflicts of interest and compliance-related contract terms. Develops and provides effective training to company personnel on ethics, compliance and other regulatory matters, such as antitrust, antibribery, and data privacy. Lead and conduct compliance due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, in other special projects, and with respect to integration post-acquisition. Responds to administrative charges and conducts internal compliance investigations. Support and work with Audit to advise on areas of potential compliance risk, participate in audits, and manage implementation of resulting action items. Retain and actively lead outside counsel, auditors, or other authorities in a budget-minded manner and as appropriate to assist with investigations, training, and other compliance-related projects. Provide legal support to Corporate Communications Department. Develop, update, and ensure legal compliance of Westlake's and its affiliates websites privacy policies and support the Company's compliance with website accessibility requirements under Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act. Assist as requested on other legal matters and projects.

Qualifications: Strong academic credentials from a top-rated accredited law school. Juris Doctorate degree and licensed, as a member in good standing, to practice law in Texas, or otherwise eligible to practice as an in-house corporate attorney. Should have 10 years of experience, preferably with major law firm and in-house corporate experience, handling a variety of complex compliance matters. Strong project management skills and experience leading and supporting complex projects and proven success in team-building, collaboration, and bringing projects to completion. Strong, writing, oral, presentation, and organizational skills.
 
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