Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Staff Attorney; Dairy Farmers of America

General Purpose:
This position reports to the Vice President, Legal, and is responsible for handling legal matters for the company and supporting the Vice President, Legal on the compliance program, policies and regulatory matters, and monitoring, maintaining, and ensuring adherence to all company compliance programs and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Monitor state and federal regulatory trends, activities, and requirements, including, without limitation, FDA, USDA, OSHA, EPA, CFTC, CBP, FTC, DOT, DOL, and BIS;
-Conduct employee training related to company’s Code of Conduct and all relevant state and federal laws;
-Under the direction of the Vice President, Legal, manage internal control and audit systems to prevent and detect noncompliance with company policies, laws, and regulations;
-Assist in updating company compliance policies;
-Collaborate and maintain an effective working relationship with various business units to identify and mitigate compliance and regulatory risks;
-Provide counsel, advice, and legal services to all areas of the company, including without limitation, transactions, disputes, regulatory issues, contracts, and other matters;
-Draft company policies and procedures;
-Review and interpret case law, statutes, regulations, and pending legislation;
-Prepare and issue legal opinions identifying possible regulatory and liability issues;
-Coordinate comments on regulatory rulemaking on behalf of company;
-Draft contracts, agreements, letters, and other legal documents;
-Display initiative, creativity, problem solving, and sound decision-making in fast paced work environment.
-Any other duties or responsibilities as required by the Vice President, Legal.
-The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

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