Director, Senior Attorney – Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America

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Dallas, TX

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 65595


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

**Why you’ll love this job**

As a member of the American Airlines in-house legal team, the Director, Senior Attorney – Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America (“MCLA”) will provide comprehensive, end-to-end strategic counsel, advice, and legal support to the MCLA airline team.

**What you’ll do**

+ Provides practical, compliant, and strategic legal support and counsel on all aspects of law in MCLA regions

+ Effectively supports and collaborates with colleagues around the world to provide legal advice for litigation, employment, compliance and commercial matters, as well as a wide scope of legal matters in a manner which considers global and regional needs

+ Drafts and negotiates commercial contracts

+ Coordinates and manages external counsel to identify relevant issues and help the business effectively navigate legal risks, including monitoring and evaluation of applicable laws and government regulations affecting American’s operations in the MCLA geographical regions

**All you’ll need for success**

**Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity

+ Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, excellent academic record, and active member in good standing in at least one State bar

+ Fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese speaker, including the ability to draft and negotiate contracts in Spanish and/or Portuguese

+ Familiarity with laws and regulations in MCLA with an emphasis on Brazilian law

+ Excellent business acumen with the judgment and ability to advise on multiple jurisdictions in MCLA

+ At least 7 years of experience at one or more top law firms, corporations, or government agencies

**Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ N/A

**Skills, Licenses & Certifications**

+ Ability to render persuasive, diplomatic, practical, and legally compliant advice in a timely fashion

+ Superior problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills, with ability to be highly meticulous and detail-oriented

+ Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills

+ Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, changing, and complex environment

+ Commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to build and facilitate long-term relationships at all levels, both internally and externally

+ Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels and colleagues across internal departments, both verbally and written

+ Ability to relocate, if not currently residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

+ Ability to travel independently, including overnight trips of varying duration, domestically and internationally, and ability to hold a passport allowing unrestricted travel

+ Believes in, promotes, and embodies in daily actions the American Airlines five leadership attributes:

+ Caring – We care about all team members

+ Collaboration – We succeed as a team

+ Development – We build future leaders

+ Results – We drive to be the best

+ Future – We continually challenge the status quo

**What you’ll get**

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

+ Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.

+ Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.

+ Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.

+ 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.

+ Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

**Feel free to be yourself at American**

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 65595

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.

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