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Immigration Deputy General Counsel Latam

Immigration Deputy General Counsel Latam

  • Location

    São Paulo

  • Sector:

    Other Sectors

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Dennis Mello

  • Contact email:

    dennis.mello@laurencesimons.com

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-25

  • Consultant:

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Our client is  a global management consulting firm founded in the United States that is looking for an Immigration Deputy General Counsel for Latin America region.

Working closely with the lead Immigration Counsel based in New York, this position will be based in São Paulo and will focus on the Latam market. 

 Main Responsibilities

  • This individual will provide counsel on an array of immigration law issues across the Latin America region. 
  • Working to ensure that company's personnel (and when necessary external contractors) employed or providing services in the Latam offices maintain legal status pursuant to the relevant jurisdiction’s immigration laws
  • Counsel and advise Leadership, in consultation with external legal advisors, to ensure consistent risk management and compliance standards across offices in the region
  • Work with local Office Immigration Contacts to ensure they are working with the best and most appropriate external advisors to ensure highest levels of compliance and to ensure process efficiencies
  • Working closely and managing relationships and work flow with external lawyers and paralegals associated with our external legal advisors
  • Collaborating across legal and other disciplines to problem solve issues arising at the intersection of Immigration and other legal and administrative disciplines within the Firm

Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum 8 years of Latin America business immigration law experience (with top law firm or multinational corporation.)
  • Top academic credentials including bar admission in the relevant jurisdiction
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Self-starter with ability to drive tasks and projects to completion
  • Impeccable business and risk management judgment and ethics