About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.
About the Industry: At Gore, our global support teams bring together extensive knowledge and collaborate closely to support our diverse portfolio of products that solve complex problems and perform in the most demanding environments.?Learn more at gore.com/products/industries
About the Role:
We are looking for an experienced U.S. environmental attorney to join our global legal team. In this challenging role you will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice and counsel on matters and compliance related to U.S. Federal and State environmental laws, supporting a broad variety of Gore's Enterprise and Divisional groups including sustainability efforts. The successful candidate will be able to understand complex legal issues and develop sound advice which is relevant to the business.
This position offers multiple work arrangements, including on-site in Newark, Delaware. Hybrid and fully remote work allowed in most locations within United States, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.*
Strong collaboration with global, cross-divisional and cross-disciplinary teams, such as Product and Chemical Stewardship Team, Environmental Health and Safety Team, Fluoromaterials Stewardship Team, Enterprise and Divisional Sustainability Teams, Compliance, and our Government Affairs Associates
Support developing sustainability, stewardship, regulatory and risk mitigation strategies for our manufacturing operations in Maryland, Arizona, and California as well as global businesses
Provide legal advice to internal clients, aligned with business objectives, which help navigate the regulatory requirements associated with operating global businesses
Developing and delivering training for Associates on legal issues, compliance policies and applicable ethical codes of conduct
Work within the Legal Regulatory Subject Matter Group and with other legal and functional teams to develop and improve tools and processes for the delivery of legal and regulatory services.
Assist or lead investigations and resolving reports of alleged regulatory non-compliance; advise on the development and implementation of appropriate corrective action plans
Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
Demonstrate strong support for the Gore culture
Completed law degree, admitted to practice law as necessary to fulfil the role with a minimum of 5 years, ideally 7 or more years, of relevant legal experience
Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. federal environmental law, including but not limited to OSHA, TSCA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, SDWA, EPCRA, CERCLA, and relevant state equivalents
Demonstrated experiences in regulatory advocacy or negotiation with agencies, such as the EPA and state departments of environmental protection or occupational safety and health – experience in Maryland or Arizona a plus
Demonstrated ability to apply legal knowledge and judgment to business clients, which may include experience in or demonstrated aptitude for in-house counseling, e.g. triage and issue spot quickly and competently across multiple legal areas, communicate complex legal challenges clearly to business leaders, help inform and advise in a practical manner to help resolve business need
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply environmental health & safety, and other regulatory laws in a practical manner to solve business problems
Familiarity with Government Affairs compliance processes for lobbying, campaign finance and ethics and experience understanding and analyzing proposed legislation and complicated political and business-related issues
Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills. Flexibility and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/projects
Strong advocacy and influencing skills, including the ability to help bring people with diverse positions to a common view
Ability to navigate in a dynamic, cross-functional, multi-cultural and multi-national environment with both local and remote teams with quickly changing priorities and multiple tasks
Ability to travel up to 20% primarily in the United States, subject to potential increase in domestic travel depending on office location; global travel may be required occasionally
Scientific or Technical degree or experience, including familiarity with fluoromaterial chemistry or emerging regulation of PFAS
Product stewardship or Sustainability experience
Familiarity with international environmental regulations and treaties, e.g. EU REACH, Basel Convention, Stockholm Convention on POPs, and Montreal Protocol
*Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore’s remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed. Locations not eligible for new remote work arrangements include: Alaska and Hawaii (for all roles), and Rhode Island (for wage/hourly roles only).
This position requires access to information or items that are export controlled under U.S. law. The successful candidate will be a “U.S. person” (meaning a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States or an asylee or refugee protected by U.S. law) or any offer will be conditioned upon Gore obtaining export control authorization for the candidate under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as required by the position.
What We Offer At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at gore.com/careers
We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)