Senior Counsel Litigation and Compliance – Career Education Corporation

PT education
August 4, 2019
Campus, IL
Job Type


Under the limited supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, the Sr. Counsel, Litigation and Compliance attorney performs complex legal work, provides legal advice, direction and services for CEC, and its subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of litigation and compliance.Analyzes legal and compliance issues -while developing or reviewing institutional policies. This role focuses on mitigating risk by ensuring continued compliance with laws, rules and regulations applicable to marketing and advertising as well as consumer protection expectations.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

The Sr. Counsel, Litigation and Compliance role has responsibility for providing legal guidance to the Company and its institutions with regard to marketing, legal and regulatory compliance standards.The role will:

Engage in activities to prevent or mitigate litigation risk

Work collaboratively with CEC’s external counsel on ongoing litigation and compliance matters

Plan legal strategy, represent and advise the company regarding the prevention, handling and resolution of compliance issues

Provide legal counsel for investigation of reported or alleged offenses, complaint resolution, corrective action, and reporting findings to Senior Management

Provide legal guidance on a wide range of marketing and advertising issues including claims substantiation

Proactively establish and maintain partnerships within the compliance department, other corporate staff, and with University staff to promote shared communication and team-oriented solutions to issues

Assume responsibility for legal subject matter ownership of assigned practice areas in support of business needs

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities, Competencies

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Excellent interpersonal, persuasive and negotiation skills.

Experience with complex commercial litigation.

Ability to provide competent legal advice and counsel to senior corporate and academic officials on a wide range of litigation, regulatory and policy issues to help the company meet its business objectives.

Understanding of federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory and political processes.

Draft legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.

Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and projects, and the ability to supervise and train employees to do the same.

Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.

Ability to develop and implement legal strategies and solutions.

Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of legal professionals, paraprofessionals, and consultants.

Experience reviewing marketing and advertising copy for legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

Experience providing legal guidance on marketing and advertising matters including FTC advertising guidelines and claims substantiation.

Working knowledge of various social media platforms.

Education and Experience:Minimum

Juris Doctor degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent), or its equivalent

Licensed to practice law in Illinois

At least 5 years handling complex commercial litigation at a firm or in-house

Education and Experience: Preferred

Knowledge of higher education rules and regulations, TCPA, FTC advertising rules and guidelines and/or experience with matters related to privacy, information governance and security.

Company Description

India's leading education & training organisation rendering high-quality education services since 1993. Founded by an IIT Delhi graduate in a family garage, PT education has trained more than 500,000 students till date across India for a variety of courses and programs. PT has produced 17 IIM-CAT toppers for nine years in a row, and has specialists working on various verticals. Driven by a unique 'Josh with Hosh' formula, PT encourages its students to follow the TDPro engine philosophy coupled with Kar Ke Dikhayenge spirit!

PT's current areas of operation include -

> PT's IAS Academy - comprehensive civil services prepration -
> PT's MBA entrance programme - comprehensive IIM CAT prep
> Bodhi Booster - knowledge portal for learners and achievers -
> PT's IIMIPM / CLAT programme - prepare for CLAT and IIMIPM -

More coming up soon!

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