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Corporate Counsel

Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000126674

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Job Description:

What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience? 

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people.  Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

Caterpillar seeks a highly motivated and experienced team player to serve as Corporate Counsel, Compliance in either Illinois or Texas, USA. This position will provide leadership and support primarily for Caterpillar’s anti-corruption program, interfacing directly with business leaders throughout the company to provide compliance advice. This position will also offer a unique opportunity for a growth-minded candidate to gain experience in anti-corruption and compliance-related counseling in a large multi-national corporation.  This position supports the development of the company’s legal position and strategy on compliance matters throughout the world. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join a world-class legal team and work on sophisticated, global issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.


  • Provide leadership and support for Caterpillar’s anti-corruption program
  • Advise independently on a wide range of compliance related issues, primarily focused on anti-corruption/FCPA law; help manage more complex tactical legal issues and provide advice and be accountable to assess legal risk, identifying and contributing to resolution of technical legal issues with a broad range of risk exposure.
  • Carefully evaluate unique legal problems and issues and make recommendations to higher leadership on the best course of action.
  • Engage cross-functional teams to develop and implement long-term anti-corruption compliance strategies
  • Potential for cross-functional support in other compliance areas – antitrust and competition
  • Review and advise business partners on pending and developing regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience working on anti-corruption/FCPA law matters – must have significant experience with anti-corruption/FCPA issues during this time
  • Experience developing practical approaches to legal challenges and providing legal advice
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior level managers as well as other lawyers, both in-house and outside counsel

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Prior in-house experience
  • Preference will also be given to those with prior experience working with complex supply chain and distribution structures
  • Flexibility and eagerness to work on broad range of legal matters, including U.S. and European matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an absolute commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Strong presentation skills with a calm, confident, practical and solutions-oriented approach

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  We don’t just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customers needs. A legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

Relocation is available for this position.

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 an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus.

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

Final details

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Relocation is available for the positio


Relocation is available for this position.

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

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