• Corporate Counsel - Ethics & Compliance

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Adtalem Global Education
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, reporting to the VP, Senior Association General Counsel, will bring extensive and well-rounded compliance and ethics experience, preferably in a highly-regulated industry, and will support the VP on both a strategic and tactical level. The incumbent will interact with all levels of management and design and lead initiatives and projects designed to foster a culture of compliance and ethics across all our institutions.


    • Participates in the development of Ethics and Compliance (EC) annual plan.
    • Partners & teams to develop and implement the enterprise risk management (EC) process;
    • Updates, maintains, and implements Adtalem’s Code of Conduct
    • Manages compliance and ethics policy update, revisions, and development
    • Manages all aspects of the EC training and learning program;
    • Contributes to the development and implementation of a multi-media, integrated EC communications plan;
    • Collaborates in the development of Adtalem's “Speak Up” program and related policies and protocols;
    • Supports VP in developing presentations for Board of Directors and Executive Management
    • Manages specific EC projects and programs as needed
    • Completes other projects and duties as assigned



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




    • J. D. from an accredited law school.
    • Must be in good standing with the Illinois State bar.
    • 7-10 years prior experience as an attorney practicing in a top-rated law firm and/or corporate in-house legal experience supporting litigation ethics and compliance functions.
    • Exemplary analytical, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • International experience and/or Spanish or Portuguese language fluency, a plus
    • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of seven to ten years experience working for a large, multinational organization in a highly regulated or scrutinized industry.
    • The incumbent must possess a working understanding of risk management, organization-wide compliance programs, and corporate communications
    • The ideal incumbent will be able to see the relationship between reputation management, public relations, communications, and compliance and ethics – and be able to understand how disparate projects ultimately fit together in pursuit of EC’s vision and mission.
    • It is preferred that the ideal candidate has experience working internationally and/or has spent significant time working with international business partners to develop and implement corporate programs across functions and globally.
    • The candidate must be able to demonstrate successes working across functions, geographies, and cultures.
    • The ideal candidate will possess strong conceptual skills, a willingness and ability to think out of the box and challenge respectfully the status quo, and the capability of converting concepts into action plans.
    • The incumbent will interact with all levels of management, and, as such, must possess superior communication skills (both written and oral), diplomacy, and “active” listening skills.
    • Other required skills include: excellent project management skills; ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports; use of personal computers and related software applications; ability to foster a cooperative work environment; and the ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.


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