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Counsel Product and Trade Regulations - Florham Park, NJ

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… The attorney in this position will serve as Counsel to the Company reporting to the Associate General Counsel for Product & Trade Regulation. The Product & Trade Regulation group provides legal advice to BASF’s business and functions on the federal and state laws and regulations concerning BASF products, such as those governing chemicals, pesticides, foods & drugs. The group also provides advice concerning laws and regulations governing international movement of goods and technology, such as customs and export control laws. The position will work closely with the Associate General Counsel for Product and Trade Regulation, business units, functional units and other members of the legal department, providing advice and guidance on product and trade regulatory issues. Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Provide advice on compliance with legal requirements governing the company’s portfolio of chemical, pesticide, biotechnology, food & drug and/or other products, including new product approvals, confidentiality and data compensation claims, and investigation and voluntary disclosure of potential regulatory deviations.
  • Provide advice on compliance with current and anticipated trade embargo and sanctions regulations, as well as export licensing requirements, to evaluate impact on company operations and ability to proceed with proposed transactions.
  • Work with in-house customs experts and outside counsel to address customs audits, investigations, and litigations in a manner that protects and advances company interests.
  • Review and comment on trade and product regulatory provisions in transactions documents, including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Train functional and business unit personnel with respect to trade and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's businesses, people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors, in order to identify trends and formulate strategies accordingly.
  • Perform special assignments or projects as determined by Legal Department management

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With You@BASF, you create your own chemistry.The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • Juris Doctorate degree; license to practice within the U.S. is required
  • Admission to the bar of at least one state
  • 8+ years of legal experience focused on product regulation and/or trade compliance matters
  • A high level of intelligence combined with strong and effective written and oral communications skills, outstanding analytical abilities, and sound reasoning and judgment
  • The ability to both identify problems and present positive, creative alternatives and solutions
  • Highly developed organizational skills.