Senior Legal Counsel

Samsung ElectronicsRidgefield park, New jerseyFull TimeOn Site


Position Summary

Making the future is everyday life at Samsung. We’re seeking innovators who are called to not just change the world, but build a better one. We enable the best technology hardware on the planet, but our best is always a prototype for something better and our people thrive with a driven mindset – better builds on better. We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We aim to create a global team where everyone belongs and has equal opportunities, inspiring our talent to be their true selves. Together, we are building a better tomorrow for our customers, partners and communities.

Samsung is seeking an experienced and highly motivated attorney for our Senior Legal Counsel position. Our qualified candidate will support the Company on a wide range of regulatory matters, with a focus on US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) regulations. Experience with other regulatory areas such as EPA, FDA and DOE is a plus. They will coordinate activities, internally and externally, including advocacy and strategy for various matters.

The candidate will drive strategy, execution, and management of outside counsel on litigation and government investigation matters. They will be responsible for managing various regulatory matters and requests for guidance, and providing advice and recommendations to senior management, other Legal team members, and the Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory, regarding strategy, management, and resolution of matters. In addition, they may also be asked to handle various litigation matters.

The candidate will work cross-functionally with teams to mitigate regulatory risk and to ensure compliance with various legal and regulatory obligations. They will also keep abreast of regulatory developments to ensure the business is apprised of upcoming obligations and risks.

Role and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Counseling on a wide range of consumer product regulatory issues;
  • Working with other members of the Legal department and all levels of the business to ensure that regulatory requirements and risks are broadly understood and managed;
  • Providing day to day legal support and counseling to internal clients regarding regulatory compliance, especially with regard to Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations and reporting requirements;
  • Ensuring that internal clients are aware of impending changes in regulations and laws that affect the company’s business operations and reporting obligations;
  • Working with Samsung engineers, attorneys, and other business teams as needed;
  • Consulting with outside counsel and technical experts;
  • Developing and implementing training programs;
  • Helping prepare submissions to CPSC on potential product issues; and
  • Participating in meetings with CPSC staff as appropriate.

Skills and Qualifications

Qualifications & Skills

Education and Bar:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Admitted to the Bar of at least one state and eligible for admission to the New Jersey as in-house counsel.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience with consumer product safety regulations with an interest or background in technical/engineering aspects of consumer electronics products.
  • Experience counseling clients in the consumer electronics, telecommunications and/or consumer products industries.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Experience dealing with government officials.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and/or Federal Communications Commission regulations is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Executive presence and ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization; requires gravitas, judgment and self-confidence but also deference, respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Personal credibility and the ability to articulate legal positions and strategies concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by the client.
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to influence and build good relationships throughout the organization without direct authority.

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  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Samsung Electronics America is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Reasonable Accommodation Team (855-557-3247) or SEA_Accommodations_Ext@sea.samsung.com for assistance. This number is for accommodation requests only and is not intended for general employment inquiries.

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