Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel

Rignet Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

RigNet, Inc. is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel responsible for RigNet's ethics and compliance program and corporate governance, securities, subsidiary management, labor and employment, commercial contracts and related matters. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel must be a detail-oriented legal generalist with an ability to balance legal concerns to efficiently meet business objectives. As member of a small legal department, the Associate General Counsel must be a team player willing to function both independently and collaboratively, efficiently prioritizing competing business needs in a fast-paced environment.


  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity and the Company's Mission and Values, and serve as a brand ambassador in support of the Company's Compliance function.

  • Compliance. Design, implement and monitor RigNet's corporate compliance program, with particular emphasis on anti-bribery, export control, sanctioned companies and entities and antitrust matters.

  • Corporate Governance and SEC Reporting. Work closely with the General Counsel in managing corporate governance obligations including Board of Directors and Committee support, meeting management and preparation

  • Commercial Contracts. Draft and negotiate a variety of customer, supplier, real estate and partner agreements and act as a commercial advisor to the sales, purchasing and business development functions.

  • NASDAQ compliance including interim and annual reporting.

  • SEC reporting including drafting and support relating to current, periodic and annual reports on Forms 3, 4, 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K and DEF 14A.

  • Subsidiary management for multiple international entities; and related matters.

  • Work closely with the General Counsel and Finance & Accounting team on finance matters relating to existing and future debt facilities and equity issuances.

  • Work closely with the General Counsel on M&A activity including due diligence, schedule development, contract review and related matters.

  • Execute and manage special projects working collaboratively across business units to develop, implement and manage improvements to business processes to increase efficiency while balancing legal risks with business objectives.

  • Provide comprehensive, business-minded legal support to executive management.


Education, Knowledge, Competencies:

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school required; . Admission to the State Bar of Texas required, and must have remained in good standing in any jurisdiction in which a license has been issued.

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a licensed and practicing attorney, preferably including large law firm experience.

  • Extensive drafting and negotiating skills and experience, including a deep knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, securities law and regulatory matters relating to a global remote communications provider.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create effective working relationships cross-functionally, including interfacing confidently with internal and external stakeholders on legal and business matters.

  • A flexible, innovative and business-minded focus with a pragmatic approach to problem solving, an ability to adapt to changing requirements, schedules and priorities, and the skill to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus, all while maintaining high levels of integrity and discretion


Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.

Growth Opportunities

At RigNet, we focus on helping our employees at every level of their career identify and use their strengths to contribute their best every day. From entry-level team members to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to grow knowledge and experiences. We support our employees by offering opportunities to sharpen their skills through on the job learning experiences to formal internal and external development programs.


At RigNet, we value people and offer a broad range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans

  • Basic Group Life and AD&D insurance

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability

  • Employer match, 100% vested 401(k) plan

  • Other voluntary benefits

Working at RigNet

A career at RigNet means challenging work in an international environment. As a leader in customized communication services, applications and cyber security solutions, our success is based on employees who share a common commitment to innovation and creativity.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in this role, we look forward to hearing from you. Please click on our "apply" button and upload your resume or cv.

Disclaimer for Recruitment Agencies

RigNet does not accept any unsolicited applications from any source other than directly from candidates and will not pay a fee for unsolicited resumes.

RigNet USA Disclaimer

At RigNet, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. RigNet is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics


All interested and qualified persons should use our online career tools to review and apply for employment opportunities. If you have a disability and require special accommodations to access this site, please call +1-281-674-0100

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