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Sr Attorney- Compliance

Memphis, Tennessee
Legal/Regulatory


Job Description

Requisition ID: RC64160
Company: FedEx Trade Networks
Job Title: Sr Attorney- Compliance
Job Requisition Number: RC64160
Time Type: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Primary Job Posting Location:
Yet to be decided
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
United States

Posting Date: 2018-05-16
Job Posting End Date: 2018-05-24

To provide legal counsel, advice, review and direction to the corporation, its subsidiaries, various departments and to members of management to ensure effective operation in accordance with federal, state and local laws.


  • Provides legal counsel, advice, review and direction on an assigned basis to various departments and members of management on all levels, including executive management.
  • Acts as primary legal department contact for outside attorney communications on assigned projects/issues.
  • Assists in review of laws, regulations, and ordinances affecting the corporation.
  • Counsels and advises all departments in response to questions/issues arising in course of day to day business of company. Monitors and interprets changes to and trends in government and legislative policies at the federal, state, local or international level.
  • Determines impact on the company and advises senior management accordingly.
  • Recommends and implements specific company responses to changes in governmental and legislative policies.
  • May act as co-counsel in significant litigation on behalf of the company and participate in drafting court documents, take depositions and other discovery, formulate trial strategy and try the case.
  • Decides the appropriateness of either litigating or settling legal issues confronting the company and recommends action to mgmt and personnel, anticipating the financial impact and precedent on the co as a whole.
  • Performs complex research and investigations and designs, drafts and submits documents concerning legal issues to maintain compliance with various regulations; provides legal interpretation of laws and regulations.
  • Drafts and reviews legal documents and reviews proposed transactions to ensure maximum benefit to the corporation and minimum exposure to risk.
  • Renders assistance and counsel to all departments at FTN hs and subsidiaries on the meaning and application of the company's policies and procedures and on other legal matters to ensure compliance with applicable law and consistency with other policies in terms of company philosophy and goals.
  • Negotiates the settlement of claims and suits against the company arising out of area of expertise and works with other personnel and outside counsel in the defense of claims and suits.
  • Creates, updates, and reviews policies and procedures to ensure that the company is operating in compliance with laws and regulations, and that regulatory reporting requirements are met.
  • Develops and delivers presentations and training to employees, including management, within area of responsibility.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates legal documents and reviews proposed transactions to ensure maximum benefit to the corporation and minimum exposure to risk.
  • Provides legal counsel on cross-functional and cross-operating company projects and initiatives.

Job Requirements
  • Juris doctorate degree from an a.B.A accredited law school and admission to the bar.
  • Six (6) years of experience and demonstrated competence as a practicing attorney in relevant area of law.
  • Superior academic record.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong negotiation, human relations and communications skills.


FedEx Trade Networks provides freight forwarding, as well as import and export services that allow companies to reach markets throughout the world. They help customers of all sizes solve the intricacies of shipping goods globally by providing comprehensive international ocean and air freight forwarding, surface transportation and distribution, customs brokerage, trade and customs advisory services, and advanced e-commerce and trade facilitation solutions. We're glad you stopped by and hope your job search experience with FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. will be rewarding. We look forward to hearing from you!

FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. participates in the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' E-Verify program (For U.S. applicants and employees only). Please ready the E-Verify Notice available in English (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster.pdf) and Spanish (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) before proceeding with your job application. Click here to read the Right to Work Notice available in English (http://ftn.fedex.com/careers/OSC_Right_to_Work_Poster.pdf) and Spanish (http://ftn.fedex.com/careers/OSC_Right_to_Work_Poster_ES.pdf). Additional information about the E-Verify program can also be found at www.uscis.gov.


Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless required to do so by law or the FedEx Trade Networks Legal Department.

Import Notice to All Applicants: FedEx Trade Networks Transport and Brokerage, Inc. is engaged in an industry regulated by federal law that prohibits it from employing convicted felons. Therefore, it must determine whether applicants have been convicted of felonies before a hiring decision is made. A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: As a federal government contractor, we are committed to employ and promote qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans (including, but not limited to, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and other protected veterans. Our philosophy and commitment to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination is the bedrock to job opportunities for all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status (i.e. race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth, or related condition, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.) Click here and here to read more about "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

FTN will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FAIR Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHOO) for the City of Los Angeles (LAMC 189.00)

FedEx Trade Networks will not rely on the wage history of a prospective employee from any current or former employer when determining the wages for such individual at any stage in the employment process, including in the negotiation or drafting of any employment contract in accordance with Philadelphia Ordinance No. 160840.