Legal Counsel
SAS Institute - Cary, NC

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As Legal Counsel you will provide the primary legal support relating to corporate affairs for the company’s regional offices and subsidiaries in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere outside the United States, as assigned. You will independently perform a full range of legal services and maintain a diverse caseload, but your primary focus will be on entity formation, maintenance, consolidation, and dissolution; managing the legal processes for capital transactions, signature authorities, banking relationships, and other corporate governance matters; coordinating and managing support for the company’s regional and local human resources function, including managing the legal aspects of the hiring and separation process for high level employees, assisting with employment issues that arise with employees of the company who are based globally, and other international employment issues as needed; and regional aspects of the company’s global acquisition activity.

Secondarily, you will provide backup support for transactional matters and other corporate matters in the region or elsewhere as assigned


Primary responsibilities for role:
Managing corporate legal matters pertaining to the company’s regional offices and subsidiaries in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, as assigned.

Providing a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients in a responsible and ethical manner.

Conducting legal research. Review and prepare memoranda in order to advise the company on appropriate legal action.

Preparing and reviewing legal instruments and documents including, but not limited to corporate documentation, contracts, and licenses.

Providing legal counsel and oversight for basic to complex legal matters affecting the company.



JD Degree from an accredited law school.

Licensed to practice law by being admitted to and a member in good standing of at least one state bar.

If not a member of the North Carolina Bar, be qualified for admission to the North Carolina Bar within the first year of employment.

Experience with working legal agreements within the Middle East and Africa


Works on legal issues of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors

Regularly interacts with senior internal and external personnel

Researches and analyzes proposed transactions, assesses risks and rewards, and recommends strategies to minimize risk

Ability to perform the duties of the job with general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new projects or assignments

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action


Experience with corporate matters

Previous legal experience, particularly in-house corporate counsel experience

Foreign language skills (Arabic, French)

Additional Information

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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Jan 29, 2013, 2:57:32 PM

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