BASF Senior Counsel Product and Trade Regulations - Washington, D.C, Florham Park, NJ, or Raleigh Durham, NC in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Counsel/Senior Counsel Product and Trade Regulations (1801701) - Florham Park, NJ; Washington, D.C., or Raleigh Durham, North Carolina

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The product regulatory attorney in this position will serve as Counsel or Senior Counsel to the Company reporting to the Associate General Counsel for Product & Trade Regulation. The Product & Trade Regulation group provides legal advice to BASF’s business and functions on the federal and state laws and regulations concerning BASF products, such as those governing chemicals, pesticides, foods & drugs and products of biotechnology. The group also provides advice concerning laws and regulations governing international movement of goods and technology, such as customs and export control laws. The position will work closely with the Associate General Counsel for Product and Trade Regulation, business units, functional units and other members of the legal department, providing advice and guidance on product regulatory issues.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide advice on compliance with legal requirements governing the company’s portfolio of chemical, pesticide, biotechnology, food & drug and/or other products, including new product approvals, confidentiality and data compensation claims, investigation and voluntary disclosure of potential regulatory deviations, and defending the company against civil administrative enforcement claims.

  • Review and comment on product regulatory provisions in transactions documents, including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements.

  • Train functional and business unit personnel with respect to regulatory compliance issues.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's businesses, people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors, in order to identify trends and formulate strategies accordingly.

  • Perform special assignments or projects as determined by Legal Department management

  • Provide advice/counsel/comment on pending legislative and regulatory proposals in the substantive legal areas

  • Participate as appropriate in product regulatory associations

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With You@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.).

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Juris Doctorate degree; active license to practice law within the U.S. is required

  • Admission to the bar of at least one state and, if not licensed in New Jersey,is eligible to practice law in New Jersey as an in-house counsel having a “Limited License”; see NJ Court Rule 1:27-2 ( at ) at

  • 8 years of legal experience focused on product regulation and compliance matters

  • A high level of intelligence combinedwith strong and effective writtenand oral communications skills, outstanding analytical abilities, and sound reasoning and judgment

  • The ability to both identify problems and present positive, creative alternatives and solutions

  • The abilityand willingness to acquire a working knowledge of, previously unfamiliar subject matter areas within the scope of product regulation

  • Highly developed organizational skills.

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN Legal North America 60000005

Title: Senior Counsel Product and Trade Regulations - Washington, D.C, Florham Park, NJ, or Raleigh Durham, NC

Location: DC-Washington

Requisition ID: 1801701

Other Locations: US-NJ-Florham Park, US-NC-Research Triangle Park