Share this Job
Apply now »

Global Trade Services, Assistant General Counsel

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

The Company

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Joined with our consistent growth and strategic M&A, TE will continue delivering industry-leading total shareholder returns (360% TE TSR over FY10-17, versus 175% for the S&P 500 overall). For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE is positioned to continue capitalizing on the mega trends underpinning secular growth – including Digital, IoT, Healthcare, and transportation Electronification.  By virtue of these content growth opportunities arrayed across the diverse markets and broad applications we serve, TE’s business model will continue delivering above-market organic growth rates.  


TE fulfills its purpose not only through our products but in how we operate:  supporting our local communities, ensuring sustainability, and living our values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Innovation (we are recognized amongst the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” as tracked by the Ethisphere Institute).  Consistently regarded as a “Great Place to Work” and as one of “America’s Best Employers” (Forbes).  With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


TE Connectivity's Trade Compliance Teams interpret laws, rules, and regulations regarding shipping and prepare applications for import/export control certifications and licenses.

The Role

This Assistant General Counsel, Global Trade Services role reports into TE Connectivity’s Associate General Counsel, Global Trade Services.  Global Trade Services (GTS) is a corporate function in the Law Department of TE Connectivity.  This is a dual legal and operational compliance role at a Director level within TE’s GTS leadership team.

The Global Trade Services Counsel provides legal advice and counseling on trade controls (laws and regulations relating to export controls, restricted parties, economic sanctions, and customs matters) by way of example, for:

  • Program development and continuous improvement
  • Policies and procedures development
  • Developing training for business partners and operational compliance teams
  • Monitoring, analyzing and implementing developments in trade laws and regulations
  • Trade-related transactional, contractual and operational advice
  • Internal investigations, enforcement matters, disclosures and corrective actions
  • Ensuring trade automation implementations comport with regulatory requirements
  • Advice to operational trade compliance teams 

This role also leads the Americas Export function of TE Connectivity, supervising operational compliance personnel in daily compliance activities and strengthening of regional programs, including for example, management, oversight and continuous improvement of:

  • Export licensing function
  • Restricted party management
  • End use and end user controls
  • Technical data controls

This role requires strong business acumen and the ability to work as a collaborative business partner across geographies, functions, and businesses to provide legal, policy and strategic support to the businesses and the compliance teams.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, while ensuring connectivity with stakeholders and teammates. 

This position may be located in Washington, DC, or any major TE Connectivity office.

What your background should look like:

  • 12+ years of experience in trade controls and policy, which can be satisfied through a mix of law firm, in-house and government experience, with both law firm and company experience being strongly preferred
  • Membership in good standing in at least one US state bar
  • Experience navigating complex trade law issues and dealing with key US trade agencies
  • Willingness to adapt to a flexible schedule to accommodate multiple time zones
  • Strong export controls technical expertise (dual use and military controls) under US laws and regulations (and ability to synthesize non-US laws and regulations), including expertise in classification; license determination, requests and management; technical data and technology controls
  • Dedication to contributing to the success of a diverse, global team
  • Patience, curiosity, tenacity, good humor and a commitment to excellence and collaboration
  • Experience implementing global trade management systems in complex business environments


Managing and Measuring Work
Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

Washington, DC, US, 20005

City:  Washington
State:  DC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  67355
Alternative Locations:  Any Major TE Office
Function:  Legal

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: General Counsel, Law, Compliance, Legal

Apply now »