Senior Corporate Counsel - Litigation & Compliance

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Leadership.Global.General – 3D City – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As a member of the Legal team, the Senior Corporate Counsel – Litigation and Compliance (SCC) is a core member of UL Inc.’s legal function. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Disputes (ACG), the SCC will work closely with the Chief Legal Office (CLO) and UL’s corporate and business leadership, to coordinate and assist on the following matters.


Job responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the response of the company in litigation, claims and disputes in areas that include commercial litigation, product incidents, employment, regulatory matter, and subpoenas, and develop recommendations for the most effective strategy for defense or prosecution of these matters.
  • Manage docket of potential and active litigation matters for the company and of CLO personnel in litigation and dispute areas including paralegal support.
  • Support the preparation of company staff for legal proceedings, depositions and trial, and represent the company at EEOC hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations and depositions.
  • Coordinate within CLO and support the development, revision and maintenance of internal manuals and enterprise-wide policies on matters related to dispute and litigation proceedings and support other CLO functions including training and education initiatives on legal related subjects.
  • Support the development, revision, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures, and technical and organizational controls to ensure the company’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including in areas such as export controls, sanctions, and environmental compliance.
  • Coordinate on the management external counsel, as necessary, in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with CLO Billing guidelines.
  • Coordinate third-party vendors retained by UL on any litigation or dispute matters.
  • Maintain an awareness of proposed and existing legislation and evolving trends in local, national and international statutes and laws related to litigation and compliance matters and related subjects.
  • Perform other legal duties as directed by the ACG or other CLO leadership.

What makes you a great fit:

  • JD degree and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience in a law firm or fast-paced and innovative corporate legal department
  • Bar admission in good standing  
  • In-depth knowledge of laws and regulations 
  • Experience in the following legal areas strongly preferred: product liability; commercial and contract disputes; antitrust and trade regulation; personal injury; export control and sanctions; environmental
  • Experience in taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses, and attending hearings and trials
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment, provide guidance, and make key decisions in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to contribute as a team player and work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and business leaders to fulfill and advance company strategy
  • Ability to multi-task and organize workflow independently in response to the company's strategic priorities and objectives
  • Willingness to travel 
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation and benefits commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday and sick time off.


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