Associate General Counsel

Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Posted Jan 26
Full Time
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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Working Location: PENNSYLVANIA, CENTER VALLEY

Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.

Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View

We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Associate General Counsel will play a pivotal role in overseeing the company's corporate and employment law functions. This individual will lead and manage a team of legal professionals, providing guidance, support, and expertise to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. This position will require a strong foundation in corporate law, coupled with relevant expertise in employment law matters. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with various departments and senior leadership to mitigate legal risks and contribute to the company's overall success. The Associate General Counsel is a senior level legal position that collaborates with and advises the business, including senior leadership. Other responsibilities may include serving on executive committees, participating in global initiatives that impact the region, developing policies and procedures to control major risk areas, managing outside counsel engagements, and maintaining Olympus’ overall risk profile and ethical standards.

Job Duties

  • Corporate Law Responsibilities:
    • Oversee and manage all corporate legal matters.
    • Provide strategic legal advice on complex corporate issues, ensuring alignment with business objectives.
    • Be responsible for advice and strategy with respect to corporate governance issues related to boards of directors, board committees as well as maintenance of corporate books and records, and annual corporate filings.
  • Employment Law Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the Company’s employment law support, providing guidance and expertise on matters related to employment contracts, policies, discrimination, harassment, employee relations, and workplace investigations.
    • Ensure company-wide compliance.
    • Handle employment-related litigation and collaborate with external counsel when necessary.
  • Team Management:
    • Supervise and mentor a team of legal professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
    • Provide leadership, guidance, and professional development opportunities to team members.
    • Allocate resources effectively and manage workloads to ensure timely and accurate completion of projects.
  • Legal Compliance and Risk Mitigation:
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance across the organization.
    • Identify and assess potential legal risks and provide proactive solutions to mitigate them.
    • Support internal audits and investigations as needed.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including senior management, to provide legal advice and support on various initiatives and projects.
    • Communicate complex legal concepts effectively to non-legal stakeholders.
    • Represent the company in legal negotiations, meetings, and other interactions with external parties.

Job Qualification

Required:

  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law and eligible for in-house admission to Pennsylvania.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience practicing law, preferably with a focus on corporate and employment law oversight in highly regulated industries.
  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): Limited travel may be required, not exceeding 10%

Preferred:

  • Sophisticated knowledge of corporate governance, employment law, contracts, and regulatory compliance.
  • Exceptional analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with senior leaders in the Company.

Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center
  • US Only
  • Limited locations

We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at https://www.olympusamerica.com/careers/benefits-perks .

About us:

Our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com .

Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.

Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || Commercial Operations