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Director, Corporate Counsel
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Director, Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide legal advice, counsel, and support to the business on a broad range of matters, including corporate governance, securities, employment law, employee benefit, business development, real estate, and contract matters. Prepare presentations assessing legal issues for executives and key stakeholders; provide legal training across the business. Assist with securities law compliance and reporting obligations, including registration statements, 10-K/Qs, 8-Ks, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, and annual meeting process. Assist with strategic transactions, including capital markets and business development activities. Assist with corporate governance matters. Provide advice and guidance to the Finance and Human Resources teams related to equity incentive programs, insider trading policies and procedures, and other matters. Conduct internal investigations, manage any employment litigation and provide general litigation support. Assist with materials for the board of directors and its committees, including drafting resolutions and minutes. Assist the General Counsel on other legal projects as needed. Consistently prioritize significant workload based on business needs and communicate this prioritization. Build strong cross-functional relationships with colleagues across functions to create efficient and effective processes. Identify and analyze global legal, business, and reputational risks to the company and consult with the legal team to develop appropriate solutions. Perform analysis on legal rights, obligations, and strategies, to help the firm achieve its goals and objectives. Manage legal resources internally, directly, and/indirectly, and externally to complete projects in a timely and high-quality manner. Proactively coordinate with the legal team to contribute to and stay informed of applicable global laws and regulations. Lead assigned cross-functional legal initiatives and serve as lead lawyer on cross-functional teams. Creatively solve for the legal needs of the firm by working collaboratively to help develop new ways of working, new processes, process improvements, tools and training, and metric-based systems to demonstrate performance improvements. Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups. Contribute to cultivating a company culture that reflects a strong commitment to the firm values.

The candidate should have a J.D. from an accredited law school; be admitted into practice and be in good standing. Should have 5+ years in a law firm or in-house counsel role or similar experience. Superior written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients and senior management, integrate legal and business knowledge, and provide clear and balanced advice regarding risks. Results-driven and customer service-focused. Capable of working independently and able to understand and incorporate legal guidance into work products. Must have high integrity, ability to assess risk, ability to make decisions, and think strategically while applying knowledge of applicable legal issues. Must have strong negotiation skills, and the ability to network across functions. Must have an interest in piloting new approaches to improve legal services in a risk-appropriate way. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and to respond to rapidly shifting priorities in ambiguous or challenging situations. Must be self-motivated, have strong leadership, technical knowledge, business acumen, and excellent communication skills. Must have sound conflict resolution skills and the ability to work in a collaborative, global environment. Effective decision making; proven ability to assess and calibrate and effectively communicate legal risks to senior management and others. Must have organized, responsible, detail-oriented, and proactive. Must have creative, thoughtful, and practical problem-solving skills. Listens to internal client needs and communicates with clients with confidence and diplomacy. Excellent verbal and writing skills and business judgment are required. Must have strong drafting and communication skills, and an ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture. Accountability and the ability to take ownership of an issue and provide concise and timely advice. Willingness to pitch in and help on legal projects across the organization. Must have a commitment to client service, finding solutions, relationship building, continued learning, pro activity, and confidentiality.
 
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