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Counsel, Compliance

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55816


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Scope of Position: This individual will be responsible for managing aspects of the company’s global compliance program. The individual will work closely with internal stakeholders from all areas of the organization and will advise management on compliance-related issues. In addition, the individual will have some general responsibilities concerning the legal affairs of the company and all of its business units. This position reports to Corning’s Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conduct internal investigations of compliance issues, business partner and government inquiries, and handle responses and resolution. Provide guidance and oversight to others leading investigations.
  • Provide legal counsel on and support the development of the strategy, delivery, and evaluation of the Corning Corporate Compliance Program. This includes the development and implementation of appropriate policies and controls related to compliance, ethics, and applicable regulatory requirements, as well as establishment of monitoring procedures to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Develop, implement and lead an annual, repeatable risk assessment process for the Compliance Function in line with U.S. DOJ guidance and best practices.
  • Foster a culture of compliance through periodic, in-person training and leadership communications on various topics and company values.
  • Building and implementing compliance related programs, such as global due diligence processes, anti-bribery programs, and trainings.
  • Lead or support maintenance of Compliance Program resources, materials, and infrastructure (including policies, handbooks, procedures, communication campaigns, document lifecycle planning, and web content).
  • Assist with overseeing compliance hotline monitoring, responses, resolution, and reports.
  • Monitor and analyze new regulatory and legal compliance requirements; determine relevant impact and recommend and assist with implementation of plans to meet applicable requirements.
  • Prepare, update, implement and manage policies, communications and training presentations relating to compliance, and maintain records of communications and training. Provide compliance training to all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborate with other compliance function team members on data/analytics development and periodic reporting (internally and externally)
  • Support the development of reports, presentations, data sets, etc. for presentation to internal and external stakeholders regarding Corning’s Compliance Program
  • Assist in M&A anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence.


What We Are Looking For:

  • J.D. and active attorney license required.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience focusing on investigation and/or compliance matters preferred.
  • Experience with building a compliance program with a global organization preferred.
  • Strong experience in compliance practice areas common to global companies, including ethics, anti-corruption, antitrust, data privacy, and corporate investigations.


Travel Requirements: Up to 5-10% internationally and domestically.


Required Skills:

  • Experience working with or in a fast-paced, globally disperse environment.
  • A goal-oriented leader with the ability to influence and drive change in a fast-based complex global organization.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to interface at multiple levels of a corporate organization.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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