Director, Compliance / Staff Counsel


ASSA ABLOY is a world-leader in total door opening solutions. The Americas division, headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, employs approximately 9,000 people and is looking for a Director of Compliance/Staff Counsel to join the Americas in-house legal team.  


The Director of Compliance/Staff Counsel will report to the General Counsel of the Americas Division and shall manage compliance and assist with legal matters across the division.  The role is newly created and will be based in New Haven, CT.  



  • Lead the compliance work within the division; 

  • Help identify, manage and solve compliance risks, and advise on compliance topics; 

  • Design, develop, and continuously improve the division's compliance programs; 

  • Deploy Group and divisional compliance programs within the division, including anti-bribery, antitrust and export control; 

  • Primary responsibility for regular reporting on various compliance metrics and investigations; 

  • Develop risk management strategies;  

  • Advise divisional management and local business units on the implementation of - and adherence to - compliance programs; 

  • Draft, review and improve the division's policies and procedures related to compliance; 

  • Design and deliver compliance training to the employees in the division; 

  • Keep abreast of relevant regulatory developments across the division;  

  • Devise and roll-out a compliance system to increase awareness and promote a culture of compliance and integrity throughout the organization and regularly report to General Counsel and divisional management on the progress; 

  • Conduct investigations on compliance matters and regularly report on such matters to the General Counsel; 

  • Assist with anticorruption reviews; 

  • Continuously follow up on the implementation of compliance programs (Group and Divisional); 

  • Lead, coordinate, and manage ad-hoc compliance related projects and tasks; 

  • Coordinate with General Counsel, M&A team, and external law firms for pre-closing compliance due diligence, and manage post-closing integration of acquired entities on compliance issues; 

  • Assist General Counsel as requested on various legal matters. 


  • Juris Doctor degree and bar admission; 

  • At least 5 years of experience in compliance, preferably gained from working with compliance matters and compliance management, e.g. anticorruption, antitrust and export control regulations, in a law firm, as company in-house counsel or compliance officer in an international environment; 

  • Good knowledge of business operation and accounting; 

  • Solid awareness of corporate controls and governance; 

  • Good command of written and spoken English; proficiency in Spanish a plus; 

  • Good communication, social, and interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust; 

  • Good strategic and long term thinking; 

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization; 

  • Ability to work under pressure, make decisions and produce results with limited supervision. 

If you have these traits and enjoy a fast pace environment with a growing company, ASSA ABLOY is the place to be. 


Let's open the doors to the future - together! 


Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities. 


ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran 



New Haven
Connecticut, USA

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