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Assistant General Counsel

Assistant General Counsel| Legal-and-regulatory | Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

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Verizon is looking for an attorney to provide enterprise-wide environmental, health & safety legal support.  We are looking for a talented attorney with initiative and drive who can work independently handling a high volume of varied and complex legal work.  Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing legal counsel and analysis to Verizon companies on a wide range of environmental, health and safety legal matters.
  • Representing Verizon companies and/or overseeing outside counsel in various enforcement and administrative proceedings with the Occupational Health & Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and various state and local agencies. 
  • Managing environmental claims by and against Verizon companies including those brought under CERCLA or similar state laws.
  • Reviewing the compliance status of Verizon companies with environmental, health and safety requirements though audits and other means    
  • Reviewing environmental provisions in various agreements including leases and procurement agreements.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with clients, support teams, legal personnel and customers.

  • Education: J.D. with excellent academic performance from a top tier law school.
  • Licenses: Active and in good standing with a state bar and eligible for limited In-House Counsel Licensure.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 8 years of relevant and recent legal practice experience in a similar work environment (i.e., law firm or corporate legal department) with focus on environmental, health & safety matters
  • Outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task under tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter willing to take initiative to develop, lead and implement projects.
  • Must be team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to work with multiple internal groups.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet

Job ID: 342636

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