Senior Regional Counsel

Job Locations US-NY-College Point
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Who is OHLA USA?


We are a company who believes in building a better, safer, more sustainable world for generations to come. We are committed to making a difference within our communities, who depend on the safety and reliability of the structures we build and is possible with our main asset, our people! OHLA USA brings together the construction industry's most diverse talent who thrive in a collaborative work environment and appreciate challenges and opportunities.


We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Regional Counsel in College Point, NY.  As Senior Regional Counsel you will report to the EVP, General Counsel and will supervise associate counsel


Responsibilities include:

  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial, construction and real estate contracts.
  • Develop strategies for resolving disputes and claims and supervise outside counsel on litigation.
  • Represent OHLA in mediations and arbitrations.
  • Draft corporate documents, joint venture, and partnership agreements.
  • Advise senior-level executives on legal, operational, compliance and regulatory risk and corporate governance matters.
  • Develop deep relationships with our construction project teams and key business partners.
  • Develop and implement strategies across the organization to improve our legal processes and reduce risk.
  • Tour our projects throughout the region.


Required Qualifications:

  • Education: A Juris Doctor degree (NY tri-state area law school preferred)
  • NY or CA Bar
  • Experience: At least 5 years of experience in commercial litigation and some contract drafting experience.
  • Some experience working with government contracts or public-sector procurement.
  • Substantive prior experience directly advising clients on complex matters.
  • Solid experience in balancing business needs and risk


  • Fluency in Lexis, MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint and proficiency in MS Excel (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Analytical skills and ability to develop reasoning independently.
  • Brilliant writing skills - ability to craft compelling and persuasive narratives and draft favorable agreements without legalese.
  • A high EQ and IQ
  • Meticulous attention to detail


  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands and adjust to rapidly changing priorities. A naturally curious nature – you like to explore how things work and get to the bottom of things.
  • A friendly and professional manner that engenders trust.
  • A tolerance of ambiguity that comes in moments when the best answer is not obvious.
  • To be open to the views and experiences of others and the learning that comes through feedback
  • An ability to see opportunities as they arise.
  • A strong interest in working on big infrastructure projects that change lives.
  • To read and interpret financial statements and documents.
  • A strong desire to be seen as a well-versed, trusted advisor and expert who brings tremendous value to the organization.
  • To spend up to 10% of time in our Chicago, IL office

Additional Benefits offered by OHLA USA:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of employment
  • Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Engaging work environment
  • And much more!!

To learn more about OHLA USA, visit our website


OHLA ADA Message: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require the ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.

OHLA EEO Message: OHLA USA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


OHLA USA and its subsidiaries (“OHLA”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHLA or an employee of OHLA, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHLA property. OHLA will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHLA will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred to by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHLA Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHLA to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHLA USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHLA HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHLA and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes, whether unsolicited or solicited, shall be the property of OHLA. (Is it needed for job posting – or can we send to managers as reminder periodically)

Minimum Salary

USD $200,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $225,000.00/Yr.


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