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Senior Company Counsel - Corporate Counsel
Refer job# HSVS157384
 
Senior Company Counsel - Corporate Counsel Duties: Applies cross-disciplinary or specialty expertise proactively to manage the most complex legal and regulatory issues. Expertly handles matters that have a significant impact on the Company's operations, strategies, or profitability. Develops relationships with and provides guidance to senior leadership, including executive officers, on issues that may present legal, regulatory, compliance, or reputational risk to the Company. Recognized as an expert in highly complex areas of the law, having demonstrated the ability to address significant legal matters; which may span multiple business lines and practice groups. Collaborates within the department and across business and staff functions to address legal and risk issues in a manner consistent with the best interests of. Takes an active role in the development of more junior staff. May lead major initiatives. Responsible for providing legal support with respect to corporate governance matters relating to Company, including serving as an assistant secretary to one or more Board committees, supporting the Board of Directors and senior management in preparing for and assisting with the administration of Board and committee meetings, leading the process for preparation of the Company's proxy statement and annual meeting of shareholders, and supporting investor and other external stakeholder engagement. Preparing for and participating in board committee meetings as a committee secretary; Maintaining committee agenda planning materials and preparing committee meeting minutes; Leading the process for preparation and drafting of the annual proxy statement, including responses to shareholder proposals; Leading the preparation, planning, and administration of the annual meeting of shareholders; Supporting investor and other external stakeholder engagement on governance, executive compensation, ESG, and related matters; Monitoring changing rules and policies that could impact the governance of the Company; Interpreting corporate statutes and advising on compliance with local laws and regulatory requirements applicable to the governance of financial institutions; Preparing and/or reviewing updates to corporate governance policies and other corporate governance documents, including governance guidelines and committee charters; Assisting with the ongoing enhancement and maintenance of enterprise guidelines relating to Board governance support, including guidance on minimum corporate governance requirements and expectations, and promoting adherence to those guidelines; Providing general governance and bank regulatory advice related to Board and committee matters; Providing input and governance support on resolution and recovery planning matters, including providing advice on governance playbooks; Identifying emerging corporate governance best practices relevant to the financial services industry and facilitating implementation, where appropriate; Working with other Section and Division attorneys in preparing's proxy statement and other governance disclosures and preparing and/or reviewing portions of SEC disclosures; Responding to shareholder proposals for including in the proxy statement, including engagement with proponents; and Assisting with preparation for annual meetings of shareholders.

Qualifications: Active State Bar membership. 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of legal-related experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government, regulatory, financial services, or technology. Active State Bar membership. Desired Qualifications: Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters. Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues. Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters. Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration. Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team. Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters. Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues. Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters. Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration. Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team. Experience within a Corporate Secretary division of a publicly traded company or the corporate, securities, or governance section of a publicly traded company or law firm. Strong understanding of NYSE, SEC, and Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance rules and regulations as well as Delaware General Corporation Law. Strong experience on ESG and related topics, including knowledge of relevant disclosure frameworks, best practices, and trends. Experience advising large financial institutions on corporate governance and regulatory matters. Demonstrate highly developed oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate ideas in a clear, succinct manner. Excellent drafting and communications skills, with the ability to take the lead on document development and review. Experience interacting with and presenting to senior management, regulators, or other internal or external stakeholders. Ability to take initiative for suggesting new and better ways to solve problems and increase efficiency. Adept at navigating situations with incomplete information, rapidly changing priorities, and fluid roles and responsibilities. Strong ability to collaborate and develop and maintain effective relationships with partners across the organization. Flexibility and adaptability to changing laws, regulations, priorities and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions and provide effective advice. Ability to manage multiple and time-sensitive matters. Experience with Diligent board portal application. Ability to maintain an audit ready posture at all times. Close Date: 05/17/2021
 
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