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Regional Counsel - Americas

Brown-Forman
Posted Jul 04
Contract
Atlanta, Georgia

Meaningful Work From Day One:

The Regional Commercial Counsel - Americas will oversee legal matters for the B-F Americas Commercial organization, providing strategic, transactional, and corporate legal advice.

What You Can Expect:

Commercial & Corporate Legal Advice

  • Support the commercial teams by providing legal advice and support related to the importation, distribution, marketing and sales of the Company’s beverage alcohol product portfolio in the Americas. Tasks generally will include drafting, reviewing, negotiating and interpreting importation, distribution, and other commercial agreements and arrangements. Provide advice and training related to commercial competition matters and commercial matters.
  • Manage Senior Legal Counsel- Mexico Commercial to effectively support commercial teams in providing legal advice, including: advising on antitrust and competition law matters, with a particular focus on best-in-class compliance training, retailer and supplier management, corporate maintenance, governance, risk management and anti-bribery, other corporate-led projects as they arise
  • Oversee legal participation in divisional commercial projects in addition to day-to-day tasks (e.g., RTCs and own distribution projects, implementation of Corporate Development projects across the region etc.).
  • Intercompany agreements: coordinating with various internal teams, reviewing draft intercompany agreements and ensuring we have intercompany agreements in place where needed. Provide general corporate legal advice and support related to North and South America corporate subsidiaries. Draft and review corporate resolutions and approvals as needed.

Compliance & Data Privacy

  • Partner with the Compliance Team to provide legal oversight of the Company’s activities, policies, business practices, and transactions in the region to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Contribute to existing strong compliance culture by providing compliance-related training and implementing compliance-related processes, procedures and controls.
  • Will partner with the Legal Counsel for Global Privacy in overseeing compliance with data privacy regulations in the Americas and assist the sales teams in understanding the global implications.

Regulatory

  • Assist with regulatory matters specifically related to beverage alcohol manufacturing and sales in North and South American markets.
  • Monitor for legal issues and/or regulatory changes that could impact the Company’s business operations
  • Retain and manage outside counsel as needed.

What You Bring To The Table:

  • JD from an accredited law school and admission to the bar either in the US, or other (other qualifications will be considered).
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant legal experience in a private law firm and/or corporate legal department.
  • Experience with US-based or global corporate clients.
  • Comprehensive understanding of commercial matters and related legal practice experience, including supply chain, distribution, pricing, marketing, sales, financing, etc.
  • Firm understanding of US and national competition law frameworks and their practical application to commercial questions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions that both promote business goals and respect the legal environment.
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Strong business sense and ability to work as a partner with business clients.
  • Highest quality oral and written communication skills, including in particular, communicating complex legal issues to non-lawyers.
  • Persuasive presentation and counseling skills, with demonstrated ability to make and defend firm, well-reasoned recommendations.
  • Collegial, positive attitude; self-starter.
  • Project management experience; ability to supervise and manage outside counsel relationships.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business partners in a very fast-paced environment.

What Makes You Unique

  • Beverage alcohol industry/ related expertise
  • Functional in Spanish and Portuguese languages.
  • Experience dealing with North/South American regulators preferred.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

  • Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.
  • Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.
  • Enriching Life. Enriching Careers - At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Legal & Risk Management

Function: Legal

City:

Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007772