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United Airlines Counsel - Regulatory Compliance in Chicago, Illinois

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From airports to the boardroom, our Legal department provides advice and counsel on all aspects of the business, assessing legal risks and our compliance.

Job overview and responsibilities

Counsel – Regulatory Compliance will advise key business stakeholders to ensure that the Company complies with applicable laws, rules, and guidance of the numerous federal and state government authorities that regulate the airline industry – focusing primarily on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as well as targeted federal regulatory matters before the Federal Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. This position will also represent the company in government investigations and enforcement actions as well as participate in industry trade organizations to further the Company’s legal interests and policy agenda.

  • Individual will advise business stakeholders to ensure that the Company complies with federal and state law, rules, and guidance – focusing primarily on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Individual will defend the Company in response to government investigations and agency enforcement actions as well as respond to agency requests for information and rulemakings

  • Individual will advise business stakeholders on some targeted federal regulatory issues that may include matters before the Federal Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency

  • Individual will monitor new regulatory developments and changes to applicable law and advise on their impact to the Company

  • Individual will identify areas to seek favorable changes to existing law and regulations for the Company

Required

  • Bachelor's degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence degree

  • At least 5 years of direct experience working for or with governmental regulatory agencies

  • Must be licensed to practice in Illinois or able to obtain a license to practice law in Illinois

  • Knowledge of the federal administrative process including familiarity with rulemaking and tenants of administrative law

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team

  • Superior written and oral presentation and advocacy skills

  • Ability to devise and execute successful strategies on complex regulatory issues

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 31 Legal

Function: Legal

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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