Attorney - Compliance - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  494725

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 


Job Summary


CRH Plc is seeking a Compliance Attorney to join its collaborative legal department.  In this hands-on role, you will work closely with Senior Compliance Counsel, Regional Compliance Managers across the Americas and Europe, and will collaborate closely with the Global Compliance team in the implementation and management of CRH’s Compliance Program and risk mitigation strategies.  Areas of focus will include antitrust / competition law, data privacy, international trade, anti-fraud and theft, anti-bribery, and the preparation and oversight of investigations procedures and processes.  The role will cover a broad scope of work, including drafting updates to policies and procedures, overseeing the handling of investigations, providing training to local operating companies and global functions with respect to antitrust law, data privacy, international trade, and fraud awareness, among other topics, and advising on potential conflicts of interest. The Compliance program at CRH is designed to focus on the highest priority risks and the scope of work will evolve in line with that.  The role will also require the review of sanctions alerts and the provision of legal advice with respect to potential sanctions matches prior to entering into transactions. Additionally, the role will also require the review of data privacy related queries and the provision of legal advice in respect of same, including advising on data subject access requests and preparation of privacy policies.  The Compliance Counsel will also assist the Senior Compliance Counsel with an overall assessment of CRH’s corporate compliance program to identify any potential gaps, and the preparation of a strategic plan to mitigate risks. From time to time, the Compliance Counsel may be asked to assist in preparing responses to regulatory inquiries and / or subpoenas.


Job Responsibilities



  • Providing support and legal advice to the legal and compliance function and the global business and corporate functions regarding compliance with international trade and sanctions laws and regulations, data privacy laws, antitrust laws and internal investigations procedures.
  • Advising the business on relevant data protection considerations, including CCPA, CPRA and GDPR.
  • Work with our Global Compliance team to enhance compliance initiatives, ensuring conformity to all applicable laws, regulations, and regulatory bodies, and horizon scanning to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Providing support on and overseeing the handling of internal investigations, including ensuring that investigations are conducted promptly and in accordance with company procedures.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant laws and regulations in the US, Ireland and other countries where our organization operates, providing legal viewpoints and ensuring our continuous compliance.
  • Collaborating with the Global Compliance Team in managing customized compliance initiatives globally to address stakeholder requirements and regulatory and compliance developments.
  • Contributing to the design of relevant Compliance training, particularly in antitrust law, data privacy, international trade, anti-fraud and anti-bribery laws and regulations.
  • Assisting in the development of policies to address business and legal requirements and to achieve CRH’s sustainability goals.
  • Conduct legal research on various topics and draft memorandums of advice for senior compliance counsel review.
  • Retrieve information from judicial, legislative, and industry databases.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the operating companies.
  • Assist attorneys, regional compliance managers, and other team members on various legal matters and provide legal advice in respect of same.
  • Coordinate with internal and external attorneys on the management of legal matters.
  • Proactively identifying legal risks and providing legal advice in respect of same.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

  • License to practice law in at least one state.

  • 3+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house.

  • Experience in litigation / investigations, including criminal law experience, is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Proven experience in dealing with corporate compliance related issues, with strong knowledge of areas such as data privacy, international trade compliance, regulatory investigations, competition/anti-trust, anti-fraud/anti-bribery and anti-corruption.
  • Experience designing / implementing corporate compliance programs for multi-national organizations.
  • Proven experience working with (internal or external) clients across jurisdictions.


Skills / Knowledge


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint for data analytics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superb attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to cooperatively interact with all levels of colleagues.
  • Sets high standards and continually seeks a better way to do things.
  • Capable of driving forward challenging projects.
  • A self-starter with the drive to perform at a high level with a hard-working team.


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Strict adherence to the safety requirements and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

  • Must be highly ethical and able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents.

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The home office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.

  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects are similar to that of other heavy industries.

  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.

  • Opportunity to work remotely for a portion of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Drafting, Engineering