Associate General Counsel

Global Telecom & Technology (GTT)VirginiaFull TimeRemote

Role Summary:

In this role, you will act as a key resource and primary point of contact for our business teams on compliance and regulatory matters and will get exposure to a variety of legal and business issues, including corporate, securities, intellectual property, contract negotiation and employment law.


Job Scope/Supervision:

This role will report to the SVP, Legal addressing compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, and will work with a global team based in the US and across Europe.  This is an individual contributor role.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and connect across the business on compliance, risk and regulatory matters
  • Review, organize, and implement compliance policies and procedures on behalf of the Legal team
  • Oversee and implement global trainings on key policies, with support from the in-house Training team
  • Monitor applicable state and federal laws, decisional law across applicable jurisdictions, and industry publications
  • Procurement and contract processes, including contracts for technology services.  As needed, drafting and reviewing contracts, statements of work, and associated legal documents.
  • Act as a compliance champion across the business, supporting education around policies, processes, and procedures
  • Support ensuring compliance with key regulatory and contractual requirements
  • Work in tandem with the ESG team on matters of governance and sustainability
  • Prepare and edit legal documents, regulatory filings, project plans, and internal policies & procedures
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders such as sales, operations, finance and product to ensure compliance with policies
  • Learn about and advise as needed on issues including privacy and data protection, corporate law, employment law, litigation/dispute resolution, and intellectual property.
  • Deal with legal tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Proactively multitask, manage priorities, resolve conflicts and meet timelines for multiple projects
  • Act ethically and responsibly at all times and with all dealings with other staff and with third parties


Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited school of law and member in good standing with the bar
  • 5-8 years post academic qualification experience
  • Familiarity with legal procedures and regulations
  • Flexibility, team player, and a “can-do” attitude
  • Experience managing a high volume of requests and balancing competing deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Skill with the Microsoft Office suite and comfort learning new technology


Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

Telecom Industry and/or in-house experience preferred



Standard work week.  Travel is minimal and is generally planned in advance.


Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of Organization: Knowledge of the organization's vision, structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, values, and code of ethics; ability to understand the value of aligning capabilities with business goals to support optimal performance.
  • Products and Services: Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply knowledge of product and service appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling an organization's exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply knowledge of risk management appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Negotiating: Knowledge of successful negotiation concepts and techniques; ability to negotiate successfully across the organization and with external vendors and clients in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Matrix Management: Understanding of the importance of being able to leverage external resources when required and ability to build and use effective working relationships within own department and across department, functional, and geographic reporting lines.
  • Commercial Law: Knowledge of domestic and international laws governing commerce; ability to interpret and take action on the aspects of such laws that impact the business.
  • Government Affairs Regulatory Environment: Knowledge of government legislation bodies affecting the organization; ability to use methods and tools in handling governmental legislation and regulatory issues.
  • Intellectual Property Law: Knowledge of domestic and international laws governing intellectual property (IP); ability to interpret and take action on the aspects of IP laws that impact the business.


Universal Competencies

  • Continuous Improvement: Knowledge of transformation initiatives to drive fundamental changes, enhance responsiveness and efficiency to core business practices. Ability to drive cultural changes from best effort to results oriented.
  • Customer First (Non-Customer Facing): Knowledge of internal customer interactions, creating a culture of accountability, collaboration, and partnership. Ability to build an environment supporting internal customer value creation at every level.
  • Operational Excellence: Understanding the system-driven processes for consistency and scalability. Ability to re-focus processes and systems from integration activity to maximizing a positive customer impact and anticipating future trends.


EEO Statement (Americas Only):

GTT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GTT complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

GTT expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GTT’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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