Senior Corporate Counsel - Latin America
American Tower - Atlanta, GA

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The Senior Corporate Counsel, Latin America is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to the Latin America business unit, with specific emphasis on operational legal, regulatory, labor, litigation and corporate law matters, and with supervisory and oversight responsibility for each of the Legal Directors in the Company's Latin America markets.

Job Requirements
  • Responsible for assisting and supporting Latin America legal staff with all material regulatory matters including, without limitation, national telecom regulator and site permitting matters.
  • Provide support and assistance to Latin America legal staff in connection with operational integration of transactions, including assisting with closing matters.
  • Negotiate, draft and review a wide range of complex contracts including, without limitation, material customer agreements, vendor agreements and other material agreements.
  • Provide legal research, analysis and advice to all levels of management in various departments on business decisions related to contractual, regulatory and other risks.
  • Assist and support the Latin American legal staff with respect to labor law matters and developments, health and safety matters and litigation.
  • Supervise the maintenance of corporate good standing and foreign qualifications of foreign subsidiaries including, where necessary, the review, preparation and filing of reports, corporate formation documents, amendment, merger, dissolution and withdrawal documents.
  • Support the Land Management function.
  • Interact with senior management team and other members of the legal department to support general corporate operations.
  • Respond to requests from corporate (e.g., human resources, tax, treasury, information technology, accounting and finance) and Latin America field offices for legal support.
  • Assist with compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures, including without limitation the Delegation of Authority Policy, Contract Review Policy and Anti-Insider Trading Policy.
  • Jointly responsible for oversight of compliance with revolving credit facility and indentures.
  • Keep informed of new laws, regulations and trends affecting the organization, and assist with development of policies, training and educational materials.
  • May assist or lead in due diligence examinations in connection with acquisitions.
  • May have discussions or negotiations with government officials on topics that may include project implementation, challenging of interpretations, or advocating for or against existing or proposed legislation and regulation or interpretation of law.
  • Assist with legal-related hiring and staffing needs.

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Along with the relevant direct supervisor (generally the in-country CEO), the incumbent will have matrix responsibility to manage, supervise and mentor each of the Latin America Legal Directors.

  • Fluency in Spanish (both spoken and written) is required; fluency in Portuguese is helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to apply legal expertise and experience to make sound business decisions.
  • Knowledgeable in practices, trends, technology and information that affect the legal department and the Company.
  • Ability to formulate and effectively articulate recommendations to business partners.
  • Excellent negotiation skills; ability to effectively resolve complex issues and conflict in relation to agreements and Company policy compliance.
  • Excellent application of attention to detail in the preparation and review of contracts, complex agreements and legal analysis.
  • Exceptional ability to work as a team player and integrate with legal and non-legal personnel.
  • Ability to manage substantial workload in fast-paced environment.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • The incumbent must be flexible as there may be workweeks that require long hours to ensure the position’s expectations and responsibilities are met.

  • BA/BS and JD degrees are preferred; will consider candidates with LLM degree and foreign law degree.
  • License to practice law in at least one state.
  • 5-10 years either law firm or corporate law department experience, with experience in telecom, real estate, and employment matters strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience managing a team of attorneys preferred.


100% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 50% of the time employee will be required to travel throughout Latin America in support of the position’s responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.


We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.

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