International Counsel at RTI International

RTI International


Senior Level

Durham, NC, USA

$118.000 - $150.000

05 Jan → 04 Feb

Job Description

The International Counsel position reports to a Deputy General Counsel, within the Office of Corporate Counsel.

This attorney’s responsibilities include advising internal clients on legal matters for projects in approximately seventy-five countries, including international litigation and compliance, international labor and employment matters, and international data protection matters, among others. This attorney’s responsibilities also include providing advice and counsel on internal ethics-related investigations from time to time, working with clients and partners to prevent or resolve conflicts, collaborating with U.S. and foreign governmental agencies, and negotiating contracts.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: Works directly with the other members of the Office of Corporate Counsel. Works closely with the RTI Office of Human Resources, Ethics Office, and Business Groups.

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel regarding international employment and workplace issues.
  • Provide advice and counsel to RTI’s Ethics Office.
  • Oversee international business registrations.
  • Provide legal advice regarding internal investigations.
  • Research and analyze various legal issues and render opinions to management.
  • Review and draft organizational policies/procedures and provide counsel on application of these policies/procedures.
  • Management of local counsel throughout the world
  • Training international staff on ethics and legal issues
  • Draft legal agreements and other documents
  • Assist other members of the Office of Corporate Counsel with other corporate legal matters as needed.
  • International travel required

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or equivalent law degree required.

  • Minimum of 7 years post-JD work experience as an attorney required.

  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state.

  • Must be able to efficiently prioritize competing demands from many internal stakeholders.

  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills required.

  • Effective client-counseling skills, plus strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

  • Willingness to live in, or relocate to, the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area preferred.

  • Experience an in-house counsel or as external counsel (i.e., law firm experience) working for US government, World Bank, or other private philanthropic organizations engaged in international development work preferred.

  • Experience working with federal government contractor clients is a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel preferred.

  • Experience with e-discovery is a plus.

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in more than one language is a plus.

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