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Legal Counsel

Legal

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

 

Division:  Air & Sea US

Location: Iselin, New Jersey
Job Posting Title: Legal Counsel 
Time Type: Full Time

 

Legal Counsel

 

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated lawyer to join Group Legal to take on challenges in a fast-paced environment.  This position reports to the Assistant General Counsel – Americas and has primary responsibility for negotiating complex contracts, serving as the first point of contact for all material legal queries and matters pertaining to DSV’s Air & Sea, Solutions and Road divisions in the U.S. and Canada, recognizing and managing internal risk, and defining and recommending legal strategies and objectives designed to mitigate the organization's legal exposure.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements related to air and ocean freight forwarding, NVOCC services, warehousing services, 3PL and 4PL services, truck brokerage, ocean service contracts, road transportation, real estate transactions including lease agreements, etc.
  • Actively manage all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation matters in an efficient, practical and cost-effective manner.
  • Assist with corporate governance matters, including the preparation and maintenance of business entity documents, company formation, preparing resolutions and consents, and managing annual shareholder meetings.
  • Advise stakeholders on legal trends, developing areas of the law, industry trends and related risks that may impact the Company’s operations and/or services.
  • Provide support to Human Resources on a range of labor and employment matters, including policy implementation and training.
  • Interface and partner with various Group functions and key stakeholders in the U.S. and globally.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with drafting, reviewing and negotiating various contracts related to logistics, transportation, procurement and complex commercial transactions, and substantive experience with industry-related regulatory matters.
  • Experience in building, updating and refining contract templates customized to meet specific needs and requirements of business, while incorporating experience-informed negotiating positions.
  • Ability to triage a heavy workflow, meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to changing conditions, set appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results efficiently.
  • Highly effective communications style, translating complex legal issues into readily understandable assessments and actionable recommendations that deliver business value in the context of global business strategies.
  • Strong analytical, communication, negotiation, presentation, and strategic decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while working collaboratively within a local and global team environment.
  • Ability to problem solve with creative solutions for complicated problems that require careful analysis and good judgement.
  • A passion for continuously identifying improvement areas and driving change.
  • Positive attitude and forward thinking.
  • Self-starter, results-oriented, driven to meet and exceed goals.
  • Attention to detail and delivery of high-quality work product.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to work effectively with multiple, diverse, cross-functional stakeholders.

 

Desired Experience & Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the following areas:
    • FMC regulations and compliance
    • Global trade compliance, including export controls, sanctions, export licensing, product diversion, deemed exports, anti-boycott laws, embargos, product classifications, global trade contract provisions, and customs matters
    • U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws
    • Privacy and data protection laws and compliance (e.g., GDPR, CCPA)

 

Educational Background / Work Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
  • At least five years of legal experience, ideally with an in-house legal team or law firm experience working with in-house legal teams
  • Experience in the maritime, logistics, supply chain and/or transportation industry

 

Language Skills

  • English

 

Computer Literacy

  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)

 

 

 

 

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 56,000 employees in more than 80 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.

Read more at www.dsv.com

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