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Assistant General Counsel-securities
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Assistant General Counsel-Securities Responsibilities: Maintain an in-depth understanding of our business, its risks and opportunities, and provide legal advice to the company and senior leadership through a public company lens. Develop and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with SEC and securities-related regulatory requirements applicable to publicly-traded companies. Provide counseling and advice on US securities laws and stock exchange requirements and reporting obligations. Support preparation and review of SEC filings. Responsible for the administration of the Company's insider trading policy, and review of all Section 16 forms. Assist in overall corporate secretarial functional matters, including preparation of notices, agendas and materials for board of directors and committee meetings, including board minutes, resolutions and actions, and preparation for annual shareholder meetings and for all company subsidiaries. Provide legal support for equity-based compensation, change of control and other executive compensation arrangements. Provide guidance and training regarding Regulations FD and G and insider trading, and related party transactions review. Partner closely with finance and investor relations teams on financial reporting and disclosure matters and external communications. Coordinate international and domestic subsidiary entity governance and maintenance. Assist and support the Law Department in a very fast-paced but collaborative environment on a broad range of legal matters.

Qualifications: J.D. from top law school and admitted to and in good standing with IL bar. Must have 10 years of relevant legal experience, with a combination of in-house experience and training at a nationally recognized law firm. Extensive background with public company reporting is a must, including preparing/reviewing 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings. Experience with ESG reporting, including governance and disclosure best practices with relevant policy positions of proxy advisory firms, ESG rating firms and rating agencies. M&A and other transactional experience a plus. Requires outstanding legal skills (e.g., drafting, negotiation and advice) and the ability to make sound judgment calls under pressure, in each case equal to that of an accomplished transactional senior associate or junior partner, with a high degree of initiative.
 
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