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Legal Counsel, Compliance

REQ: REQ-133366 Legal

Panasonic Corporate
  • United States
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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What You'll Get to Do:

  • Provide prompt and thorough advice on trade compliance matters and inquiries to business and functional partners.
  • Act as an expert business partner to encourage and assist with compliance with regulatory and legal issues arising under global laws, including anti corruption, Import and Export Controls and U.S. Embargoes and Sanctions.
  • Advise on international trade regulatory and compliance matters, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, anti-boycott regulations, economic sanctions regulations, and customs regulations and similar non-US laws and regulations.
  • Revise and negotiate compliance related contract clauses as well as responses to client and other third-party compliance questionnaires, and other similar inquiries.
  • Manage and execute compliance due diligence procedures relating to proposed third party intermediaries, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture formations, including review and decisions related to higher risk third parties.
  • Conduct the requisite due diligence associated with travel, gift and entertainment, donation and sponsorship requests requiring Compliance approval.
  • Draft, develop, and review compliance related policies related to anti-corruption, Import and Export Controls and U.S. Embargoes and Sanctions.
  • Advise on deemed export issues, conduct deemed export assessments and manage deemed export licensing.
  • Lead internal compliance reviews and oversee implementation of remediation and mitigation efforts.
  • Develop and implement global customs and import compliance framework, managing company HTS classifications.
  • Conduct risk assessments across the enterprise focused on trade compliance risk.
  • Conduct engaging live and on-line training which will encourage and promote a speak-up culture of ethics and compliance.
  • Contribute to annual plans for effective communication to and training of all employees. These plans should be developed with a focus on creating and maintaining a culture where ethics and compliance is a natural part of every action taken at the company and one where asking questions and raising your hand to identify concerns is both encouraged and celebrated.
  • Communicate the importance of compliance and ethics to management, including promoting an understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
  • Work with company employees and representatives to ensure that they have the requisite information and knowledge of compliance requirements to carry out their responsibilities in a lawful and ethical manner.
  • Liaise with business units and subsidiaries to identify gaps and non-compliance and partner with process owners to ensure that they are corrected.
  • Respond to employee questions about the company compliance policies and corporate values. Ensure improper conduct is reported and discouraged.
  • Assist with other compliance risk assessments and projects, e.g. researching antitrust issue.
  • Monitor and report on external developments in compliance, including laws and regulations, government investigations, and industry best practices.

What You'll Bring:


  • Reports to the Assistant General Counsel, Office of Ethics & Compliance PNA working directly for Senior Counsel, Privacy, Ethics and Compliance PNA.
  • Individual contributor, no resource or staff oversight.
  • No budgetary responsibility outside of occasional management of outside counsel billables.

Education & Experience:

  • JD required with admission to practice law in a state bar in Good Standing. 
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience corporate trade compliance experience, at least 2 years in house experience preferred.
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional a plus.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner certifications a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work globally and cross culturally.

  • Working knowledge of U.S. law and regulations governing international trade in goods and services, including customs and import, export controls, BIS, DDTC, sanctions, OFAC, antiboycott, OAC, investment, CFIUS, BEA, and other related areas administered by U.S. federal agencies in regulatory and transactional contexts.
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. and international laws, regulations, and industry guidance on the requirements for maintaining an effective compliance program, as well as those impacting global corporations, including but not limited to Antitrust, Anti Corruption, Data Privacy, Import and Export Controls and U.S. Embargoes and Sanctions.
  • Able to work independently and know when to appropriately escalate an issue for resolution. Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of the job.

Problem Solving:

  • Expert level legal analysis, and client communication skill required.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and regulatory information and provide actionable legal advice, as well as draft and implement policies and procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to quickly and accurately acquire a working knowledge of Panasonic entities businesses, strategies and processes.
  • Should be able to produce concise, relevant, and strategically driven documents, presentations.


  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to create and maintain effective business relationships in a multinational and multi-cultural atmosphere. Ability to influence and persuade others.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and conduct engaging and effective live training presentations. Strong project and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and develop process efficiencies where required.

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional domestic travel

Click here to learn more about how Panasonic is creating a better life, a better world. 
Watch this video
 to see how our employees are shaping the technologies that move us.

Panasonic prioritizes total wellbeing. We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental health. ​ 

The salary range of $125,000 – $160,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.  

We understand that your career search may look different than others and embrace the professional, personal, educational, and volunteer opportunities through which people gain experience. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application! 

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.




REQ: REQ-133366 Legal

  • United States
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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