Posted Feb 27
SAS Institute

Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance – Anti-Corruption

Cary, NC, United States Full Time

This individual will support and enhance an anti-corruption law compliance program for SAS Institute Inc.’s global operations, ensuring anti-corruption law compliance risks are addressed in SAS’ overall company strategy and anti-corruption program. The individual should be able to consider anti-corruption efforts in the broader organizational compliance context, and will work in a cross-functional capacity, consulting and advising various groups within the organization. The individual should be able to manage and prioritize among multiple projects.


  • Provide guidance and advice to various business units on legal and regulatory compliance issues, with particular emphasis on state and local government ethics and lobbying laws, and international anti-corruption laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act.
  • Research changes in compliance laws and regulations, monitor enforcement trends, and recommend new compliance controls as necessary.
  • Assist efforts to design, develop, implement and monitor compliance programs, with particular emphasis on anti-corruption third party due diligence in sales transactions and from time to time in corporate merger and acquisition projects.
  • Assist with benchmarking compliance program components.
  • Assist efforts to identify, monitor and report on key compliance obligations across the enterprise, with particular emphasis on ethics laws relating to gifts, lobbying registration, contingent fees, “revolving door” government employment rules, and political and charitable contributions.
  • Oversee internal compliance investigations, audits and assessments as needed.
  • Prepare executive presentations and reports.
  • Conduct compliance trainings across the enterprise.
  • Assist in negotiation of software and services sales agreements and procurement agreements and in training of other company representatives on negotiation of anti-corruption and other compliance provisions in such agreements.
  • Project management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • JD Degree from an accredited law school
  • 1 or more years of legal or relevant government relations experience
  • Licensed to practice law by being admitted to and a member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • If not a member of the North Carolina Bar, be qualified for admission to the North Carolina Bar within the first year of employment
  • Works on legal issues of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors
  • Regularly interacts with senior internal and external personnel
  • Researches and analyzes proposed initiatives and transactions, assesses risks and rewards, and recommends strategies to minimize risk
  • Ability to perform the duties of the job with general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Working knowledge of local, state, federal, and international anti-corruption law compliance and regulatory requirements and compliance best practices
  • Previous experience in legal and regulatory compliance and corporate investigations highly desirable
  • Experience in developing and managing compliance programs to ensure legal compliance
  • Experience in project management
  • Hard-working, innovative, personable professional who is committed to excellence
  • Ability to build effective partnerships with various teams and management levels throughout the enterprise
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; Strong personal computer skills
  • Proactive team player that garners respect on and off the job
  • Experience in the software, cloud computing and information technology services sectors
  • Previous in-house corporate counsel experience
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Additional Information
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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