The opening is for an intermediate level lawyer to work on global trade legal matters. HPE complies with global trade laws and regulations in the U.S., E.U., Singapore, and other jurisdictions globally, including high-risk markets where there are sanctioned parties, and sells solutions that may include controlled or dual use technologies.

The lawyer in this position will serve as a legal advisor to assigned internal clients (including the Global Trade Organization) and other company attorneys and provide legal support for HPE’s global trade compliance program. The lawyer will work with others in developing and implementing compliance solutions, assisting in global trade-related investigations, and advising on licensing and customs requirements.

We are currently working remotely, but the position will be associated with a U.S. HPE office.

  • Provides legal advice concerning global trade compliance matters, including export controls, sanctions, export licensing, product diversion, deemed exports, anti-boycott laws, embargos, product classifications, global trade contract provisions, and customs matters, in support of global operations
  • Assists in developing strategies to address shifts in trade compliance risk, including changes in trade policy across jurisdictions where HPE operates
  • Assists with integrating newly-acquired companies into HPE’s global trade processes; analyzes legal risk in connection with recent acquisitions
  • Manages legal solutions for clients using legal knowledge of global trade laws and regulations, in the United States, European Union, Singapore, and other jurisdictions in which HPE operates
  • Develops new ideas and methods to effectively address legal issues and compliance risk
  • Identifies and resolves complex legal issues
  • Contributes to complex multidimensional projects or transactions
  • Identifies legal risk and recommends solutions that help address the compliance objectives
  • Availability to speak with colleagues in international time zones is required; some travel may be required

Education and Experience Required:
  • Advanced university degree in law (e.g. JD or LLB).
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States and a current member of the bar in any state or the District of Columbia in good standing
  • At least 4-6 years’ legal experience at a law firm, in house, or government agency; lawyers with more experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Well-developed level of experience in international trade, particularly U.S. export controls and sanctions
  • Demonstrated experience advising on international trade matters
  • Experience with global trade legal requirements at an international technology company preferred

Preferred Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to provide legal advice and address legal matters, usually with multijurisdictional issues
  • Strong legal communication skills (written, verbal, active listening)
  • Able to translate complex legal or factual issues into plain language communications
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration with others
  • Ability to learn quickly about the organization and processes and use that u
  • Understanding to plan and implement specialized assignments
  • Ability to network effectively across the organization and with people in a variety of job roles to share subject matter expertise
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and independent decision-making
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Ability to harness conflict creatively as an opportunity to better understand and/or improve a situation or relationship, and effectively resolve outstanding issues
  • A self-starter, who actively seeks out opportunities to improve business and operational processes/procedures with innovative ideas and creative solutions