Tennessee Department of State
Attorney Supervisor: Division of Business Services
The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.
Serve as legal counsel for the Division of Business Services.
- Provide legal counsel and advice on statutes, rules, policies, and procedures for the division.
- Assist in the formulation, drafting, and revision of division policies, procedures, rules, and forms.
- Assist customers by answering legal questions related to document filings that are prepared and submitted to the division.
- Review and analyze pending legislation as well as draft bills, amendments, and fiscal notes.
- Administer athlete agent licensing and investigate non-compliance with Tennessee’s athlete agent laws.
- Draft procurement documents including Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, and contracts.
- Work, in conjunction with supervisors, to exceed customer expectations by responding to customer questions and resolving customer grievances.
- Serve as staff support for select boards or commissions on behalf of the Secretary of State.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and active license to practice law in Tennessee.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Two or more years in the practice of law.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math, engineering or statistics.
- Experience in the practice of business law.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of operations of state and local governments, public administration, legislative process, and general research methods.
- Ability to deal tactfully with the public, co-workers and members of the General Assembly, to exercise good judgment in evaluation situations and making decisions, to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly, and maintain adequate documentation of work performed.
- Skill in written and oral communication with the ability to synthesize an entire project into a final product.
- Ability to perform work under only very general supervision.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple on-going projects.
- Skill in use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and WestLaw.
- Highly accurate, detailed and focused approach to assigned tasks
Required Items to Apply:
- Cover Letter
- Three Professional References
The Department of State is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.
Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.
Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.
The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
The Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance is based in Nashville with significant responsibility for issues involving the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), quality, and product safety issues, as well as corporate compliance education and investigations. This attorney provides effective advice on compliance with regulatory requirements and plays a critical role supporting the Company’s strategic objectives by having responsibility for providing regulatory legal support for Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries. This position will report to the General Counsel, Compliance & International.
- Advise corporate clients on compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, NHTSA regulations, TREAD Act reporting, and field action implementation.
- Assist the Quality, Industry Standards and Regulations, and Innovation teams in identifying and addressing regulatory and potential liability issues impacting product development and operations.
- Monitor and interpret legislative, regulatory, administrative, and judicial developments that may have an impact on product development, manufacture, and performance requirements.
- Support Bridgestone Americas’ Government Affairs team in areas concerning safety or product legislation and NHTSA rulemaking. This work includes proposing or responding to future rules and assisting in federal and state legislative initiatives involving motor vehicle safety issues.
- Represent the company’s legal interests in administrative processes and on policy committees of industry associations.
- Evaluate regulatory compliance issues and counsel corporate clients from diverse business teams and various global companies.
- Work with other Bridgestone Americas’ attorneys and functions in business transactions, product and business litigation, investigations, and the development of policies and guidelines on issues relating to regulatory and compliance issues.
- Conduct training for teammates in all areas of corporate compliance.
- Perform special projects as assigned and demonstrate leadership ability on a wide range of issues.
- Manages outside counsel and budgets as needed.
- Travel for industry and department meetings, training, and as needed to provide client services.
- Juris Doctor degree with superior academic credentials from an ABA accredited law school.
- Admitted to the bar, able to practice law in the state of Tennessee.
- Minimum of five-ten years experience in the legal profession, ideally including a law firm or government position and a corporate legal environment.
- Experience with product quality, safety, and liability issues.
- Strong negotiation, oral and written communication, presentation, and training skills required.
- Must have a proven track record of directly building, managing, and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with a variety of clients.
- Demonstrated ethics and integrity, with clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct, and policies. This attorney must walk the talk in terms of integrity and courage and candor, as well as active listening with a variety of corporate functions.
- An exceptional ability to collaborate and communicate with others, both internally and externally in a global environment, and with a strong client-focused orientation and demonstrated business acumen that inspires confidence and trust. This attorney must be confident and flexible in their views (i.e. willing and able to give advice but also adaptable and an excellent listener).
- Highly motivated, efficient, and detail-oriented; able to manage multiple projects and work successfully in a fast-paced environment, both collaborating as a team member and working independently.
- Exposure to or familiarity with the following areas of law: Motor Vehicle Safety, product liability, antitrust, anticorruption, and contract negotiation.
- Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
- Experience representing a corporate entity to a variety of governmental authorities (federal, state, and local).
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