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Regulatory Counsel (ESG Lawyer) (1059)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical America

Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), one of 4 regional headquarters established by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, includes 20 group companies in North and South America. The formation of this regional headquarters on April 1, 2017 has provided the organization and infrastructure needed for us to realize synergies, within regions and globally, among the vast network of Mitsubishi Chemical companies. MCA and the group companies represent decades of knowledge and experience across numerous industrial and technological industries, with over 4,000 employees in 4 different countries.

The origin of Mitsubishi goes back to 1870, when the founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping firm with three aging steamships. Yataro’s brother, son and nephew expanded the business into various fields during their respective terms as president and set the foundation of the Mitsubishi companies. After WWII, the original Mitsubishi organization was disbanded to become independent companies as they are today.

Mitsubishi Chemical Group is seeking Regulatory Counsel (ESG Lawyer) to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results. In this role, you will work with our numerous U.S. businesses  to advise on varied environmental, health & safety, international trade, FARS, and other regulatory issues. Our portfolio businesses include manufacturers of carbon fiber composites, polyester film, and biodegradable resins, as well as architectural cladding panels, medical implantable materials, sporting goods and various other products.  As part of our team, you will deal with an array of regulatory matters, from TSCA and other EPA matters to international trade, environmental and medical end use issues, while also supporting the broader legal needs of the businesses. MCA is a family-friendly work culture where attorneys’ work product and advice are valued and an investment in professional development is a priority. We are looking for support as we grow toward the best-in-class legal and compliance teams poised to advise the businesses operating in our region, as MCA seeks to lead in sustainable chemistry.

Come be a part of this dynamic team!!

Who Are We...

Mitsubishi Chemical Group is the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care.  Mitsubishi Chemical Group is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks. Our talented people are the energy and driving force behind a dynamic business that supplies a range of growing sectors and geographic markets in EAME, The Americas and Asia.

What You Will Do...

  • Provide substantive regulatory guidance to U.S. businesses, leveraging established expertise in environmental, TSCA, OSHA and other core areas
  • Evaluate and advise on international trade and government contracting requirements such as ITAR, FARs and related regulations, effectively further building the regulatory practice group of the department (not including our pharmaceuticals business)
  • Guide teams serving the medical, food contact and other regulated or risk-related end uses, including review of marketing materials
  • Evaluate business-specific regulatory functions that can be consolidated or centralized
  • Develop and support implementation of optimized regulatory policies and associated procedures
  • Review and support existing regulatory audit system, implementing and expanding audits as warranted
  • Negotiate and review contracts, and support other legal team members on contracts with regulatory provisions and impact
  • Conduct periodic employee trainings and presentations on relevant regulatory legal and compliance issues
  • Research complex and nuanced regulatory legal issues; create, update and maintain actionable guidelines and best practices
  • Manage outside counsel retained on select matters
  • Review and resolve regulatory disputes and investigations in concert with in-house and external litigation and regulatory counsel 
  • Support M&A related activities, including associated regulatory diligence
  • Provide guidance and supervision to a Regulatory Compliance department member in the creation and implementation of enhanced regulatory compliance programs for the region
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Have...

  • J.D. with strong academic credentials from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of 7+ years of legal experience in regulatory and compliance law
  • Trade compliance experience at a major law firm or in-house, including advising on compliance with laws, regulations and policies
  • ESG – new roles at companies… create and implement the regional ESG practice area (which is inclusive of regulatory practice).
  • Admitted, active and in good standing with the state bar where practicing, or admitted in another state with in-house counsel licensing, as determined by the General Counsel according to state law and
  • This position will have access to U.S. export-restricted materials. A successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or able to obtain U.S. authorization from the Dept. of State or the Dept. of Commerce to access such materials
  • Demonstrated, in-depth expertise in core EHS regulatory compliance as applicable to a U.S. manufacturer
  • Strongly preferred knowledge of international trade regulatory law
  • Experience independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements
  • Confident ability to convey legal advice clearly, patiently, and effectively to non-legal colleagues and non-native English speakers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills and comfort level leading discussions relating to legal risk at the executive level
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels
  • Strong and astute negotiator with good judgment and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build productive, trusting relationships with personnel at supported businesses by obtaining a strong knowledge of the products and objectives of those companies
  • Occasional travel for high priority matters or compliance training as warranted
  • High ethical standards and professional integrity

What You Will Get…

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more!

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted.


The salary range for this position is $111,300 - $166,900. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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