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Senior Corporate Counsel, International Trade - Deerfield, IL or Peoria, IL

Location Work Location City, Illinois, United States of America / Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000097015

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 96-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

Description :
Caterpillar is seeking an experienced international trade and compliance attorney to join its growing legal trade team. The successful candidate will provide legal support and analysis on a wide variety of global trade and complex compliance matters with a focus on U.S. regulations, including export controls, customs, government reporting, antiboycott compliance and sanctions.

The position requires significant interaction with senior leadership legal professionals as well as senior executive and management leadership at Caterpillar. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of interpreting, communicating, and applying the substance of complex export and customs regulations and translating them into appropriate risk management advice and related operational processes.

The position is an exciting opportunity for an international trade attorney that seeks a challenging and rewarding diverse environment with an organization with consistent financial performance and historical significance. Caterpillar offers solutions that help our customers build a better world! 

Basic Requirements:
•    J.D. required and licensed to practice law in at least one state
•    10+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience
•    Demonstrated human relations and communication skills
•    Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
•    Experience in a large law firm or multi-national corporate law department advising on trade and compliance issues

Additional Details:  
•    Location: Peoria, IL or Deerfield, IL
•    Relocation is offered

Employee benefit details:
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:
Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at


EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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