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Counsel - Securities & Corporate Governance - Assistant Corporate Secretary
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Counsel - Securities & Corporate Governance - Assistant Corporate Secretary The candidate handles securities and corporate governance matters, and working closely with the company's Board of Directors, senior management and business groups on related matters. Prepares and provides advice regarding securities law disclosure/ compliance for Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and various registration statements. Provides securities law advice and compliance guidance for earnings releases, investor materials and management presentations. Supports the Disclosure Council process, participating in the review of United's periodic filings with members of the finance, investor relations, treasury and legal functions. Supports various aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance process, including the quarterly SOX business unit certification process. Drafts various portions of the annual meeting proxy statement and coordinating the preparation of the annual meeting of stockholders. Provides legal support to the Board of Directors and Board Committees on various corporate governance matters, which includes drafting and reviewing materials prepared for the Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings. Provides assistance with various equity and debt financings. Provides legal advice and counseling with respect to various securities, corporate governance and general corporate law matters. Conducts training on securities law matters and reviews presentations and other materials prepared by business groups for securities/corporate governance issues. Collaborates with business groups and colleagues within the Legal Department on cross-functional projects that present securities/corporate governance issues. Assists with subsidiary management, secretary's certificates and other corporate secretary functions.

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Must be licensed to practice in Illinois or ability to obtain a license to practice law in Illinois and 5+ years of legal experience in a large law firm or corporate in-house department with considerable experience in securities and corporate governance matters. Experience working with public company Boards of Directors and executive-level management required. Previous in-house experience preferred. Should have extensive knowledge of, and practical experience working on, securities law and corporate governance matter. Must have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and management skills. Should be self-motivated, strategic thinking, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Commitment to high standards of quality and ethics needed. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced environment, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously required. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.

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