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Compliance Counsel

$150,000- $165,000
Posted Mar 23
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve the world’s most challenging problems, like designing a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable future for our communities and cities.

Our people-centered, “People First” culture and “One Firm-Firm” motto promotes integrated teams that unite to shape the future of cities. Gensler’s vision is to “Create a Better World through the Power of Design,” and we do that by our deep commitment to our clients and by fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment that enables our people to create impactful solutions together.

Your Role

Gensler is seeking a Compliance Counsel to join our Legal Studio. The Compliance Counsel will report to the Director of Global Compliance and will conduct and advise on workplace investigations and employee relations/performance issues, as well as support the development and implementation of an effective compliance and ethics programs across our global regions and offices. The position is located in a Gensler office (Los Angeles, Chicago or Washington DC)

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for mid-level compliance professional, with a desire to understand the business of design and work with creative leaders to promote a culture of ethics and integrity. Gensler is a people-first firm and this role requires an individual with exceptional communication skills who can collaborate with other groups (e.g., legal, HR, IT and leadership) to develop programs and deliver messages that are tailored to our Gensler team members. We are not just looking for an extremely talented legal professional; we need someone with a passion for people and for building a culture of ethics and integrity.

What You Will Do

  • Conduct workplace investigations, ensuring that the Firm continues to build an ethical culture and meets legal requirements.
  • Advise HR colleagues on workplace investigations, employee relations matters, performance management and legal requirements.
  • Support and advise on the development of compliance programs and processes that are consistent with legal requirements and Gensler’s risk-based compliance framework. This includes risk assessment, due diligence, policies, training and data privacy.
  • Work with key stakeholders to design and deliver Ethics Training Modules to relevant audiences at the Firm.
  • Draft and update employee policies and the firm’s Code of Conduct in response to evolving risks or legal requirements.
  • Work together stakeholders to update the Firm’s Risk Assessment.

Your Qualifications

  • Active bar admission in the United States (any state).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting workplace investigations and advising on workplace investigations, employee relations issues, or performance management.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and senior leaders. Able to communicate the importance of our ethical culture and our values.
  • Strong preference for additional experience in designing and delivering training programs, conducting risk assessments, due diligence, data privacy or implementing policy changes.
  • Willing to travel to our Gensler offices.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, positive.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

If this position is located in Los Angeles, CA the compensation range will be $150-165k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience