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Associate Corporate Counsel

Posted Jun 05
Full Time
Duncan, South Carolina

AFL provides industry-leading fiber optic products, conductor accessories and fittings, and related services across the globe. Our company was founded in 1984 with a single fiber optic cable and has grown to include every facet of the passive optical network, employing over 6,000 associates worldwide and consistently generating annual sales in excess of a billion-dollars. With our commitment to professional growth and employee development, let AFL “Connect” you to your next career opportunity!

What We Offer:

  • A hybrid office schedule for qualifying employees
  • Flexible time off policy
  • 401K Company match (up to 4% - dollar for dollar)
  • Professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement programs
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policy options

AFL is seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel to become an essential part of AFL’s dynamic legal team, with an opportunity to make a real impact on our organization's success.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Senior Corporate Counsel on all company legal matters.
  • Provide legal advice to internal clients across the global organization on a variety of legal matters.
  • Manage litigation and dispute resolution process for claims, disputes, investigations, subpoenas, and third-party discovery for employment, personal injury, collections, and other types of cases and represent the company at mediations and arbitrations.
  • Review, draft and work closely with business units to negotiate company contracts including commercial sales and supply agreements, vendor contracts, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Collaborate with Environment, Health and Safety personnel regarding risk management, regulatory compliance, and workers compensation claims.
  • Collaborate with the company’s insurers and outside counsel to streamline representation, domestic and international.
  • Handle miscellaneous legal requests from business units.
  • Provide support for creation and implementation of contracting playbooks and processes.
  • Provide support on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and policy development.
  • Provide support on employment law matters.
  • Provide support for regional economic incentive projects.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to support the company's decision-making process.
  • Stay up to date on legal developments and trends that may impact the company.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. and license to practice law required (South Carolina preferred)
  • 3-8 years’ experience in a large firm or corporate legal department
  • Employment and Litigation experience required
  • Experience with commercial contracts preferred
  • Proficient in Office 365 applications
  • Analytical, well-organized, and detailed oriented
  • Experienced public speaker