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For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don’t just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge.

Caterpillar is seeking an experienced EAME trade and compliance attorney to join its growing legal team in Europe, supporting Caterpillar’s Trade Center of Excellence. The successful candidate will provide legal support on a wide variety of global trade and compliance matters including export controls, customs, government reporting, antiboycott compliance and sanctions. The position requires significant interaction with multiple legal professionals and managers at Caterpillar and various subsidiaries. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of interpreting and communicating the substance of complex regulations and translating them into appropriate risk management advice and related operational processes.  The position may include more general commercial transaction support including contract drafting, negotiation, and business counsel. The position is challenged to carefully evaluate unique legal problems and issues and make recommendations to higher leadership on the best course of action, calling on past examples and experiences.


Will consider candidates from locations throughout Europe.

Required Qualifications:

  • Law Degree required

  • 6-8 or more years of progressively responsible job-related experience

  • Demonstrated human relations and communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision

  • Experience in a large law firm or multi-national corporate law department advising on trade and compliance issues