General Counsel & Head of Compliance – North America
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Alfa Laval Inc. (“Alfa Laval” or the “Company”)has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counsel & Head of Compliance – North America.
Company Overview: Founded in 1883, Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of first-rate products in the areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. With these as its base, Alfa Laval aims to help enhance the productivity and competitiveness of its customers in various industries throughout the world. Alfa Laval defines their challenges and deliver sustainable products and solutions that meet their requirements – mainly in energy, the environment, food and the marine industry. Alfa Laval has more than 100 service centers with the capacity to deliver services in over 160 countries, with its products, systems and services sold in more than 100 countries.
Overview: Having a seat on the regional management team and reporting to the North America Managing Director/Cluster President, with a dotted reporting line to the Group Legal & Compliance, this position is the primary source of legal and compliance support to regional entities and functions of Alfa Laval’s operations in the North American Cluster – including United States and Canada. The position will work in close cooperation with Alfa Laval’s global legal and compliance colleagues as well as the regional management team.
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 7-10+ years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney with a strong generalist legal foundation, including transactional, M&A, business, and commercial law expertise. Experience resolving disputes and claims; handling export control, trade sanctions and compliance matters; and some familiarity with digital transformation is preferred.
Location: Richmond, VA. This is an in-office role on a hybrid schedule and remote candidates will not be considered.
Relocation: Yes, but local candidates are preferred.
Travel: This role will involve periodic domestic and international travel.
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Bar: Currently licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction, with ability to become licensed in Virginia within six months of hire.
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