Legal Careers

Legal Careers

Attorneys, paralegals and patent agents are among the professionals in Dow’s Legal Department providing counsel to our company on a wide range of legal and ethical issues facing international businesses. The Legal team ensures that Dow conducts its affairs in a legal manner around the globe and its intellectual property is protected.

Professional Roles

Explore how you can contribute your expertise and grow your capabilities in one of the following areas:

Commercial Law

Provides legal counsel to Dow’s global businesses and functions. Lawyers and their staff aligned with the business teams draft and interpret contracts, offer counsel on a myriad of commercial laws, including antitrust and competition laws, and offer advice on sales, purchasing, distribution and supply chain matters.

Environmental, Health and Safety Law

Safeguards Dow’s interests as the company maintains a leadership role in global environmental responsibility and employee safety. Responsibilities include providing legal counsel on legislative and regulatory activities, treaties and industry initiatives regarding environment, health and safety (EH&S) issues, and working with operations and EH&S professionals to obtain and maintain operational permits in an environmentally conscious world.

Ethics & Compliance

Lawyers and ethics professionals in this area promote Dow’s values and provide Dow employees with the tools, information and services they need to make good, ethical business decisions. Responsibilities include oversight of the dissemination and communication of Dow’s Code of Business Conduct, training on the Code, associated laws and policies, and investigation and disposition of ethics related issues.

Financial Law

Supports Dow’s growth in the area of mergers, acquisitions and finance, from providing counsel on the development of new businesses and investments in ventures to securities law and the financial and credit needs of a growing multi-billion dollar, public company.

Human Resources Law

Advises on a wide range of human resources issues, including benefits, equal protection, unemployment compensation, discharge, workers compensation, collective bargaining, labor and employment law issues.

Intellectual Property Law

The Intellectual Property legal team obtains patent, trademark and copyright protection for Dow’s intellectual assets globally and counsels Dow’s businesses in the negotiation and preparation of intellectual property agreements and legal opinions. Dow holds more than 19,000 patents globally.


Our litigators represent Dow on all aspects of litigation, regulatory proceedings, arbitration, and other formal and alternative dispute resolution methods.


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