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Contracts Attorney

Union NJ Contracts Attorney The candidate will draft, review and negotiate a broad range of complex commercial contracts across the company, including technology, supply chain, merchandising, marketing and others. Act as a business and legal partner to internal stakeholders in the contract process to optimize legal, financial and operational terms and mitigate risks. Spearhead resolution of contract disputes and complex contract issues. Assess contract management practices and help drive transformation across the company by applying best practices and driving continuous improvements. Develop and implement contract templates and consistent legal standards. Develop and implement playbooks and other tools to enable working smarter. Undergraduate degree and a JD degree from an accredited top law school. In-house experience at a retailer is highly preferred. At least 4 years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating directly with suppliers and vendors on a wide spectrum of commercial contracts. Excellent drafting, negotiating and verbal/written communication skills. High level of professionalism and strong business judgment. Able to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and leaders with a demonstrated ability to build consensus and influence outcomes positively. Able to effectively prioritize and manage a significant volume of contracts. Legal 0 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-25

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate And Business Development

Princeton NJ Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Business Development The candidate will provide legal advice, guidance and support for Corporate Development (i.e., mergers and acquisitions) and Business Development (i.e., licensing and collaborations) transactions. Will lead drafting and negotiations, structuring and counseling on transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic equity investments, strategic divestitures, global licenses, collaborations and partnerships and other transactions). Identify and resolve critical legal issues and identify and help resolve critical business issues arising from transactions. Oversee and manage the legal due diligence process. Partner with Corporate Development and Business Development clients to ensure strategic alignment in all transactions, escalating matters as appropriate with the judgment to understand when escalation is necessary. Manage business relationships and counsel business clients across a broad sphere of influence, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues pertaining to strategic alliance partnerships and collaborations. Contribute to the on-going development of a high-performance transactions legal team and cultivate a highly collaborative culture with effective relationships with peers in the legal department as well as other key functions. As appropriate, manage and organize antitrust approvals and negotiations with antitrust authorities and regulators. Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups. Should have a Law degree from recognized university. Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain a NJ in-house counsel limited license is required. Must have 9-10 years of legal transactional experience. Experience drafting and negotiating complex transaction agreements is required. Experience in bio-pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry transactions is preferred. An understanding of bio-pharmaceutical/life-sciences industry is needed. Legal 9 - 10 Full-time 2021-09-23

Tax Attorney, Corporate Tax Department (executive Director) job Details

Jersey City NJ Tax Attorney, Corporate Tax Department (Executive Director) The candidate will manage tax-related inquiries from a variety of the firm's businesses across established and emerging markets. Will work with Corporate Tax colleagues and relevant business teams to review tax aspects of new initiatives or expansion into new markets. Coordinate and effectively communicate with colleagues, outside tax counsel, accounting firms, and internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate tax planning, risk controls, and compliance. Review current and potential tax legislation and regulations. Participate in regular Corporate Tax department meetings and development of policies and procedures relevant to the businesses, including attention to reputational risk considerations. Report to a Managing Director in Corporate Tax who supervises tax coverage for many of the areas described above. Must have a Juris Doctorate degree or non-US equivalent. Should have 4-6 years of relevant tax experience at a top-tier law firm with a strong tax practice. Exceptional candidates with financial services industry experience at Big 4 accounting firms may be considered. Should have experience with drafting and negotiating tax provisions and with advising on or implementing US tax information reporting and withholding obligations a plus; strong written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to be self-directed. Legal 4 - 6 Full-time 2021-09-23

Senior Corporate Counsel

Parsippany NJ Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate will be reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other documents relating to the sale of T-Mobile products and services to SLED agencies. Will be reviewing solicitations/RFPs for adherence to T-Mobile policies and legal requirements, and providing cradle-to-grave contract support from proposal stage through contract negotiation/award, and disputes and expiration/termination. Interfacing with attorneys and subject matter experts throughout T-Mobile, including specialists in cybersecurity, litigation, tax, intellectual property, risk management, human resources and proposal management. Working with cross-functional teams on company-wide compliance efforts, including responding to government audits and investigations, as well development and implementation of policies and training programs. Advising sales teams on ethics, compliance and gratuity rules for conducting government business. Review of Sales/Marketing materials for contractual and regulatory compliance.

The candidate should have a U.S. law degree and admission to at least one State Bar. Must have 7+ years of transactional contracting experience as an attorney with a government agency, in-house legal department and/or law firm. Familiarity with telecommunications industry a plus. Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to handle quick turnarounds and work effectively with Sales teams and cross-functional subject matter experts. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as outstanding organizational and analytical skills required.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-23

VP, Assistant General Counsel- Investment Banking Legal

Jersey City NJ VP, Assistant General Counsel- Investment Banking Legal Duties: Managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters. Advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation. Advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives. Managing dispute resolution. Interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto. Advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and. Providing legal advice to the board of directors, the business and functions. Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

Qualifications: Law Degree/JD Degree is required. Must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction. 5+ years in a law practice or corporate law department. Strong background in secured lending and syndicated leveraged finance, including up to date working knowledge of UCC Articles 8 and 9. Experience in trade finance, U.S. bankruptcy/debtor-creditor and securities laws and major bank regulatory provisions such as Regulation W, Regulation U and bank anti-tying rules - preferable.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-23

Corporate Secretary And Assistant General Counsel

Wall NJ Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel Responsibilities: Manage logistics of annual meeting of shareholders; prepare and coordinate mailing of proxy materials. Communicate directly with shareholders on annual meeting-related and other issues with respect to stock records. Monitor compliance with corporate governance-related state, federal and other regulations, including by filing required director and executive officer stock transaction disclosures. Provide advice and guidance to the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Board regarding current issues and trends in the corporate governance space. Create, maintain, distribute and retain official records of the Corporation and its subsidiaries. Responsible for formation, qualification and dissolution of various corporate entities. Maintain database of subsidiaries. Serve as member and secretary of the Benefits Administration Committee. Serve as secretary of Conserve to Preserve Foundation and NJNG Charity. Prepare the annual and interim written affirmations to be filed with the NYSE. Prepare board minutes and corporate resolutions. Draft and file the annual proxy statement and any other required proxy statements. Act as Plan Administrator for director and officer deferral accounts. Review and post materials for Board meetings and maintain web portal used for Board communications. Establish accounts with transfer agent for stock awards to directors and officers upon grant and coordinate distribution of stock awards upon vesting. Provide oversight to Assistant General Counsel with negotiation of financing arrangements with our lenders and investors and provide ongoing advice with respect to our existing debt and financial commitments. Draft various company policies and procedures, primarily with respect to corporate governance and administration of stock awards. Assist the General Counsel in preparing SEC and NYSE filings, including reports on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, as well as earnings releases and financial statements; provide advice and counsel on SEC and NYSE regulations. Manage outside counsel as necessary. Assist the General Counsel with corporate governance issues. Assist the General Counsel and Human Resources with executive compensation issues, including the preparation of equity award agreements. Complete other projects as assigned by the General Counsel.

Qualifications: JD Degree with a license to practice law in New Jersey required. 10+ years experience in the legal field required. Five years experience in a public company with knowledge of federal and state securities laws, corporate organizations and practices.. Experience in negotiating, preparing and reviewing complex agreements and financial instruments and with SEC or NYSE regulatory issues is desired. Must be detail oriented and able to mediate and achieve consensus among different groups. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word; knowledge of Excel and Diligent Board software a plus.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-23

Corporate Counsel

Jersey City NJ Corporate Counsel Duties: Be a part of a team that provides day-to-day legal support to all aspects of investment team and operations. Review, negotiate, and manage the various agreements, including transactional documentation, trading agreements, buyer representation letters, confidentiality agreements, as well as technology and other corporate agreements. Support the asset recovery services of the firm related to distressed investments. Offer legal counsel to promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations and respond to regulatory inquiries and examinations. Interpret, analyze, and provide guidance on major regulatory reforms and partner with the Compliance Department on compliance initiatives. Sustain an awareness of existing and proposed regulatory initiatives, industry trends and best practices.

Qualifications: An excellent academic background, including JD Degree from a well-respected law school. 3+ years of relevant experience as an attorney while working at a leading law firm, in-house, or both. Strong knowledge of the regulatory framework governing investment advisers ?including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and other relevant laws and regulations ?is preferred. Exposure to ERISA, commodities regulation, registered mutual funds, private commingled investment vehicles, and UCITS funds is a plus. Desirable: Proactive, energetic, and pragmatic approach to business and legal issues that is oriented toward finding solutions. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to distill and explain technical and/or complex matters to non-lawyers. Influence and presence to gain credibility with and the respect of key internal and external constituencies, including his/he manager, colleagues and senior business leaders. Willingness to learn new areas of law, especially asset management and regulatory.. Active listening skills, including the ability to attend to the concerns of senior managers and business leaders. Strong team orientation; values and emphasizes cooperation and teamwork across functional areas. Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline intensive environment. Attention to detail. Ethical nature, with the highest standards of integrity.
Legal 3 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-22

Director, Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel

Teaneck NJ Director, Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel Duties: Negotiating commercial contracts with our customers, many of which are represented by top law firms. Addressing legal queries from business teams across various aspects of the law, the contract, and the customer relationship, including compliance, intellectual property, privacy, litigation, and employment. Collaborating with fellow attorneys to develop and maintain templates, playbooks, contracting policies, negotiation practices, and escalation procedures. Either work as an assigned vertical attorney or work in a broader role for multiple verticals.

Qualifications: Licensed attorney with 7+ years of expertise in commercial transactions, with both large law firm and in-house experience. Experience in a wide variety of contract drafting and negotiations, preferably representing a client without significant contracting leverage. Prior exposure to IT outsourcing is a major plus. Exposure to master service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, or other commercial agreements with complex intellectual property, licensing, privacy, indemnity, and liability issues. Enjoy working in a rapidly changing and diverse environment and be comfortable navigating through ambiguous situations. Commitment to promoting an ethical workplace culture and supporting compliance processes and programs. The ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations across multiple time zones.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-22

Corporate Counsel

Woodcliff Lake NJ Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: Provide legal advice and support for the most critical Treasury functions relating to financing Group operations by and through capital market transactions involving the US and Canada. 144A financing, smaller unsecured bonds, asset backed securitizations (i.e., leases, retail installment contracts, and floorplan loans), European medium-term notes, currency and interest rate swaps and derivatives, hedges, syndications, commercial paper, American Depository Receipts, and general treasury work. Be an expert on US securities laws and regulations (e.g., Sections 144A and 10(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act), the Dodd-Frank Act, Regulation ABII, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, capital markets transactions, and e-contracts. These financial transactions can exceed one billion dollars and serve as an important funding source for Group operations and involves serving as the leader of cross functional teams. Provide legal advice on internal control systems; Provide legal advice to the Executive Board, the Executive Committee, Senior Managers, and other Group companies and their management in and outside of the US and Canada. Provide legal advice to all business units within. Deals with and provides legal advice to managers at the grade level of Department Manager or higher more than 50% of the time; Provide legal advice on corporate governance; Handle, negotiate, and provide legal advice and lead cross functional teams on, multimillion dollar commercial stock and/or asset transactions. The legal worked involved is likely to include venture capital investment transactions, as well as related commercial contracts; Handle audit letters and corporate internal audit reports. Preparing letters to be issued by the Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel to outside auditors on behalf of Group companies and edit and respond to corporate internal audit reports; Draft, edit, and coordinate work on company policies, procedures, and guidelines and provide related legal advice; Responsible as Legal Department's location's point person for legal compliance with Compliance organization, advise Executive Board and Executive Committee, the boards and committees of other Group companies, and members of management of Group companies on legal compliance, compliance training, and counseling compliance responsibles on completing Group compliance reports and questionnaires; Negotiate, review, and approve contracts; Make all strategic and significant decisions with respect to litigation, non-litigation, and legislative legal matters and direct and supervise the work performed by partners, associates, and paralegals at law firms, experts, legislative counsel, lobbyists, vendors, suppliers, Alternate Dispute Resolution providers, and other third parties in handling legal matters. In total, this involves the active management of numerous entities and/or people at all times; Control budgets and handle matters in a cost effective manner to achieve budget targets; Train and mentor other in-house lawyers on matters for which they have expertise. Also supervise, train, and mentor in-house paralegals and manage the work that they perform; Back up other lawyers and coordinate the handling of matters with other Group lawyers in and outside and other related duties/projects as required; and Other duties as the need arises.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. JD degree from an accredited law school. A member of the bar association in at least one jurisdiction in the US. Licensed to practice law in New Jersey (this could include obtaining a license to practice in-house based on being a member of the bar of a state outside of New Jersey). 5+ years of legal experience. Expertise in securities laws and regulations and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent negotiation skills. Must be able to use Microsoft Office, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw. Preferences: Prior legal experience with another motor vehicle distributor or manufacturer is desired. Job ID: 2100030U
Legal 0 - 0 Full-time 2021-09-22

Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management

Jersey City NJ Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management The candidate will manage both offensive and defensive commercial and insured litigation matters. Will be responsible for formulating, re-assessing and driving strategy on pending and threatened claims and litigation. Coordinate and collaborate with in-house employment counsel regarding the handling of employment-related litigation matters. Investigate, assess and advise on or directly respond to pre-litigation claims and disputes. Investigate, and actively manage or directly handle local, state and federal agency investigations or actions involving compliance or other regulatory issues. Provide succinct and practical advice on risk, claim, litigation and regulatory issues to internal teams. Review and assess operational policies, processes and practices to identify, evaluate and mitigate claim and litigation risk. Both supervise and partner with outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of legal representation of the Company are of the highest quality and provide day-to-day management of all aspects of matters, including strategic and tactical decision-making and critical review of written work product. Establish and manage budgets. Understand, develop, and promote risk tolerance and risk management goals. Support the review, constant development and enhancements of risk management framework including but not limited to risk governance, organization structure, policies and procedures, three lines of defense, risk measures and metrics including risk appetite and risk limits, risk monitoring and escalation. Identify current state risk management activities and governance structure, formulate the required/desired state based on regulatory and best practices, conduct gap analysis and formulate the target operating model. Full oversite of the Company's insurance programs, including Property & Casualty, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Directors & Officers Liability. Provide insurance coverage guidance to all areas of the Company. Establish processes and procedures which ensure timely insurance renewals and reasonable premium allocations. Maintain excellent communication with executive management on policy changes, coverage needs, and critical claims progress. Ensure an efficient claims administration process. Interface with property insurance brokers and carriers. Coordinate on-site risk audits by broker and carrier. Assist with the handling of internal investigations. Work closely with the business leaders to ensure that Company policies and procedures are in compliance with current laws and are being followed by the Company. Due diligence, especially with regard to litigation and risk management matters. Negotiation / drafting of relevant reps and covenants in M&A deals. Liaise with leadership and insurance brokers on all acquisition related insurance matters. Interface with outside M&A counsel on M&A transactions, and collaborate with in-house counsel and other internal stakeholders on pre-close integration planning and post-close integration implementation.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a U.S. accredited law school. Must be a Member in good standing of at least one state bar association. Must have 10 15 years of experience in litigation and risk management. Should have knowledge and experience with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations related to risk management. Knowledge of tort law, insurance adjusting practices, risk management principles, and safety practices, principles, and theories is required. Insurance program management experience is needed. Some experience with M&A and corporate transactions is required. Mix of law firm and in-house experience required, with a strong preference for prior in-house experience with a company with global operation
Legal 10 - 15 Full-time 2021-09-20
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Contracts Attorney
Refer job# XSEC162301
 
Contracts Attorney The candidate will draft, review and negotiate a broad range of complex commercial contracts across the company, including technology, supply chain, merchandising, marketing and others. Act as a business and legal partner to internal stakeholders in the contract process to optimize legal, financial and operational terms and mitigate risks. Spearhead resolution of contract disputes and complex contract issues. Assess contract management practices and help drive transformation across the company by applying best practices and driving continuous improvements. Develop and implement contract templates and consistent legal standards. Develop and implement playbooks and other tools to enable working smarter. Undergraduate degree and a JD degree from an accredited top law school. In-house experience at a retailer is highly preferred. At least 4 years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating directly with suppliers and vendors on a wide spectrum of commercial contracts. Excellent drafting, negotiating and verbal/written communication skills. High level of professionalism and strong business judgment. Able to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and leaders with a demonstrated ability to build consensus and influence outcomes positively. Able to effectively prioritize and manage a significant volume of contracts.
 
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Assistant General Counsel, Corporate And Business Development
Refer job# EYDZ162145
 
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Business Development The candidate will provide legal advice, guidance and support for Corporate Development (i.e., mergers and acquisitions) and Business Development (i.e., licensing and collaborations) transactions. Will lead drafting and negotiations, structuring and counseling on transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic equity investments, strategic divestitures, global licenses, collaborations and partnerships and other transactions). Identify and resolve critical legal issues and identify and help resolve critical business issues arising from transactions. Oversee and manage the legal due diligence process. Partner with Corporate Development and Business Development clients to ensure strategic alignment in all transactions, escalating matters as appropriate with the judgment to understand when escalation is necessary. Manage business relationships and counsel business clients across a broad sphere of influence, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues pertaining to strategic alliance partnerships and collaborations. Contribute to the on-going development of a high-performance transactions legal team and cultivate a highly collaborative culture with effective relationships with peers in the legal department as well as other key functions. As appropriate, manage and organize antitrust approvals and negotiations with antitrust authorities and regulators. Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups. Should have a Law degree from recognized university. Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain a NJ in-house counsel limited license is required. Must have 9-10 years of legal transactional experience. Experience drafting and negotiating complex transaction agreements is required. Experience in bio-pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry transactions is preferred. An understanding of bio-pharmaceutical/life-sciences industry is needed.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Tax Attorney, Corporate Tax Department (executive Director) job Details
Refer job# HJIF162151
 
Tax Attorney, Corporate Tax Department (Executive Director) The candidate will manage tax-related inquiries from a variety of the firm's businesses across established and emerging markets. Will work with Corporate Tax colleagues and relevant business teams to review tax aspects of new initiatives or expansion into new markets. Coordinate and effectively communicate with colleagues, outside tax counsel, accounting firms, and internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate tax planning, risk controls, and compliance. Review current and potential tax legislation and regulations. Participate in regular Corporate Tax department meetings and development of policies and procedures relevant to the businesses, including attention to reputational risk considerations. Report to a Managing Director in Corporate Tax who supervises tax coverage for many of the areas described above. Must have a Juris Doctorate degree or non-US equivalent. Should have 4-6 years of relevant tax experience at a top-tier law firm with a strong tax practice. Exceptional candidates with financial services industry experience at Big 4 accounting firms may be considered. Should have experience with drafting and negotiating tax provisions and with advising on or implementing US tax information reporting and withholding obligations a plus; strong written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to be self-directed.
 
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Senior Corporate Counsel
Refer job# SSBG162170
 
Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate will be reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other documents relating to the sale of T-Mobile products and services to SLED agencies. Will be reviewing solicitations/RFPs for adherence to T-Mobile policies and legal requirements, and providing cradle-to-grave contract support from proposal stage through contract negotiation/award, and disputes and expiration/termination. Interfacing with attorneys and subject matter experts throughout T-Mobile, including specialists in cybersecurity, litigation, tax, intellectual property, risk management, human resources and proposal management. Working with cross-functional teams on company-wide compliance efforts, including responding to government audits and investigations, as well development and implementation of policies and training programs. Advising sales teams on ethics, compliance and gratuity rules for conducting government business. Review of Sales/Marketing materials for contractual and regulatory compliance.

The candidate should have a U.S. law degree and admission to at least one State Bar. Must have 7+ years of transactional contracting experience as an attorney with a government agency, in-house legal department and/or law firm. Familiarity with telecommunications industry a plus. Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to handle quick turnarounds and work effectively with Sales teams and cross-functional subject matter experts. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as outstanding organizational and analytical skills required.
 
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VP, Assistant General Counsel- Investment Banking Legal
Refer job# FPTP162198
 
VP, Assistant General Counsel- Investment Banking Legal Duties: Managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters. Advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation. Advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives. Managing dispute resolution. Interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto. Advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and. Providing legal advice to the board of directors, the business and functions. Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

Qualifications: Law Degree/JD Degree is required. Must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction. 5+ years in a law practice or corporate law department. Strong background in secured lending and syndicated leveraged finance, including up to date working knowledge of UCC Articles 8 and 9. Experience in trade finance, U.S. bankruptcy/debtor-creditor and securities laws and major bank regulatory provisions such as Regulation W, Regulation U and bank anti-tying rules - preferable.
 
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Corporate Secretary And Assistant General Counsel
Refer job# ILQO162223
 
Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel Responsibilities: Manage logistics of annual meeting of shareholders; prepare and coordinate mailing of proxy materials. Communicate directly with shareholders on annual meeting-related and other issues with respect to stock records. Monitor compliance with corporate governance-related state, federal and other regulations, including by filing required director and executive officer stock transaction disclosures. Provide advice and guidance to the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Board regarding current issues and trends in the corporate governance space. Create, maintain, distribute and retain official records of the Corporation and its subsidiaries. Responsible for formation, qualification and dissolution of various corporate entities. Maintain database of subsidiaries. Serve as member and secretary of the Benefits Administration Committee. Serve as secretary of Conserve to Preserve Foundation and NJNG Charity. Prepare the annual and interim written affirmations to be filed with the NYSE. Prepare board minutes and corporate resolutions. Draft and file the annual proxy statement and any other required proxy statements. Act as Plan Administrator for director and officer deferral accounts. Review and post materials for Board meetings and maintain web portal used for Board communications. Establish accounts with transfer agent for stock awards to directors and officers upon grant and coordinate distribution of stock awards upon vesting. Provide oversight to Assistant General Counsel with negotiation of financing arrangements with our lenders and investors and provide ongoing advice with respect to our existing debt and financial commitments. Draft various company policies and procedures, primarily with respect to corporate governance and administration of stock awards. Assist the General Counsel in preparing SEC and NYSE filings, including reports on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K, as well as earnings releases and financial statements; provide advice and counsel on SEC and NYSE regulations. Manage outside counsel as necessary. Assist the General Counsel with corporate governance issues. Assist the General Counsel and Human Resources with executive compensation issues, including the preparation of equity award agreements. Complete other projects as assigned by the General Counsel.

Qualifications: JD Degree with a license to practice law in New Jersey required. 10+ years experience in the legal field required. Five years experience in a public company with knowledge of federal and state securities laws, corporate organizations and practices.. Experience in negotiating, preparing and reviewing complex agreements and financial instruments and with SEC or NYSE regulatory issues is desired. Must be detail oriented and able to mediate and achieve consensus among different groups. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word; knowledge of Excel and Diligent Board software a plus.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Corporate Counsel
Refer job# KBJR162109
 
Corporate Counsel Duties: Be a part of a team that provides day-to-day legal support to all aspects of investment team and operations. Review, negotiate, and manage the various agreements, including transactional documentation, trading agreements, buyer representation letters, confidentiality agreements, as well as technology and other corporate agreements. Support the asset recovery services of the firm related to distressed investments. Offer legal counsel to promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations and respond to regulatory inquiries and examinations. Interpret, analyze, and provide guidance on major regulatory reforms and partner with the Compliance Department on compliance initiatives. Sustain an awareness of existing and proposed regulatory initiatives, industry trends and best practices.

Qualifications: An excellent academic background, including JD Degree from a well-respected law school. 3+ years of relevant experience as an attorney while working at a leading law firm, in-house, or both. Strong knowledge of the regulatory framework governing investment advisers ?including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, and other relevant laws and regulations ?is preferred. Exposure to ERISA, commodities regulation, registered mutual funds, private commingled investment vehicles, and UCITS funds is a plus. Desirable: Proactive, energetic, and pragmatic approach to business and legal issues that is oriented toward finding solutions. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to distill and explain technical and/or complex matters to non-lawyers. Influence and presence to gain credibility with and the respect of key internal and external constituencies, including his/he manager, colleagues and senior business leaders. Willingness to learn new areas of law, especially asset management and regulatory.. Active listening skills, including the ability to attend to the concerns of senior managers and business leaders. Strong team orientation; values and emphasizes cooperation and teamwork across functional areas. Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline intensive environment. Attention to detail. Ethical nature, with the highest standards of integrity.
 
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Director, Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel
Refer job# UKAK162113
 
Director, Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel Duties: Negotiating commercial contracts with our customers, many of which are represented by top law firms. Addressing legal queries from business teams across various aspects of the law, the contract, and the customer relationship, including compliance, intellectual property, privacy, litigation, and employment. Collaborating with fellow attorneys to develop and maintain templates, playbooks, contracting policies, negotiation practices, and escalation procedures. Either work as an assigned vertical attorney or work in a broader role for multiple verticals.

Qualifications: Licensed attorney with 7+ years of expertise in commercial transactions, with both large law firm and in-house experience. Experience in a wide variety of contract drafting and negotiations, preferably representing a client without significant contracting leverage. Prior exposure to IT outsourcing is a major plus. Exposure to master service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, or other commercial agreements with complex intellectual property, licensing, privacy, indemnity, and liability issues. Enjoy working in a rapidly changing and diverse environment and be comfortable navigating through ambiguous situations. Commitment to promoting an ethical workplace culture and supporting compliance processes and programs. The ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations across multiple time zones.
 
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Corporate Counsel
Refer job# QQMP162133
 
Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: Provide legal advice and support for the most critical Treasury functions relating to financing Group operations by and through capital market transactions involving the US and Canada. 144A financing, smaller unsecured bonds, asset backed securitizations (i.e., leases, retail installment contracts, and floorplan loans), European medium-term notes, currency and interest rate swaps and derivatives, hedges, syndications, commercial paper, American Depository Receipts, and general treasury work. Be an expert on US securities laws and regulations (e.g., Sections 144A and 10(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act), the Dodd-Frank Act, Regulation ABII, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, capital markets transactions, and e-contracts. These financial transactions can exceed one billion dollars and serve as an important funding source for Group operations and involves serving as the leader of cross functional teams. Provide legal advice on internal control systems; Provide legal advice to the Executive Board, the Executive Committee, Senior Managers, and other Group companies and their management in and outside of the US and Canada. Provide legal advice to all business units within. Deals with and provides legal advice to managers at the grade level of Department Manager or higher more than 50% of the time; Provide legal advice on corporate governance; Handle, negotiate, and provide legal advice and lead cross functional teams on, multimillion dollar commercial stock and/or asset transactions. The legal worked involved is likely to include venture capital investment transactions, as well as related commercial contracts; Handle audit letters and corporate internal audit reports. Preparing letters to be issued by the Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel to outside auditors on behalf of Group companies and edit and respond to corporate internal audit reports; Draft, edit, and coordinate work on company policies, procedures, and guidelines and provide related legal advice; Responsible as Legal Department's location's point person for legal compliance with Compliance organization, advise Executive Board and Executive Committee, the boards and committees of other Group companies, and members of management of Group companies on legal compliance, compliance training, and counseling compliance responsibles on completing Group compliance reports and questionnaires; Negotiate, review, and approve contracts; Make all strategic and significant decisions with respect to litigation, non-litigation, and legislative legal matters and direct and supervise the work performed by partners, associates, and paralegals at law firms, experts, legislative counsel, lobbyists, vendors, suppliers, Alternate Dispute Resolution providers, and other third parties in handling legal matters. In total, this involves the active management of numerous entities and/or people at all times; Control budgets and handle matters in a cost effective manner to achieve budget targets; Train and mentor other in-house lawyers on matters for which they have expertise. Also supervise, train, and mentor in-house paralegals and manage the work that they perform; Back up other lawyers and coordinate the handling of matters with other Group lawyers in and outside and other related duties/projects as required; and Other duties as the need arises.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. JD degree from an accredited law school. A member of the bar association in at least one jurisdiction in the US. Licensed to practice law in New Jersey (this could include obtaining a license to practice in-house based on being a member of the bar of a state outside of New Jersey). 5+ years of legal experience. Expertise in securities laws and regulations and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent negotiation skills. Must be able to use Microsoft Office, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw. Preferences: Prior legal experience with another motor vehicle distributor or manufacturer is desired. Job ID: 2100030U
 
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Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management
Refer job# NIYM162020
 
Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management The candidate will manage both offensive and defensive commercial and insured litigation matters. Will be responsible for formulating, re-assessing and driving strategy on pending and threatened claims and litigation. Coordinate and collaborate with in-house employment counsel regarding the handling of employment-related litigation matters. Investigate, assess and advise on or directly respond to pre-litigation claims and disputes. Investigate, and actively manage or directly handle local, state and federal agency investigations or actions involving compliance or other regulatory issues. Provide succinct and practical advice on risk, claim, litigation and regulatory issues to internal teams. Review and assess operational policies, processes and practices to identify, evaluate and mitigate claim and litigation risk. Both supervise and partner with outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of legal representation of the Company are of the highest quality and provide day-to-day management of all aspects of matters, including strategic and tactical decision-making and critical review of written work product. Establish and manage budgets. Understand, develop, and promote risk tolerance and risk management goals. Support the review, constant development and enhancements of risk management framework including but not limited to risk governance, organization structure, policies and procedures, three lines of defense, risk measures and metrics including risk appetite and risk limits, risk monitoring and escalation. Identify current state risk management activities and governance structure, formulate the required/desired state based on regulatory and best practices, conduct gap analysis and formulate the target operating model. Full oversite of the Company's insurance programs, including Property & Casualty, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Directors & Officers Liability. Provide insurance coverage guidance to all areas of the Company. Establish processes and procedures which ensure timely insurance renewals and reasonable premium allocations. Maintain excellent communication with executive management on policy changes, coverage needs, and critical claims progress. Ensure an efficient claims administration process. Interface with property insurance brokers and carriers. Coordinate on-site risk audits by broker and carrier. Assist with the handling of internal investigations. Work closely with the business leaders to ensure that Company policies and procedures are in compliance with current laws and are being followed by the Company. Due diligence, especially with regard to litigation and risk management matters. Negotiation / drafting of relevant reps and covenants in M&A deals. Liaise with leadership and insurance brokers on all acquisition related insurance matters. Interface with outside M&A counsel on M&A transactions, and collaborate with in-house counsel and other internal stakeholders on pre-close integration planning and post-close integration implementation.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a U.S. accredited law school. Must be a Member in good standing of at least one state bar association. Must have 10 15 years of experience in litigation and risk management. Should have knowledge and experience with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations related to risk management. Knowledge of tort law, insurance adjusting practices, risk management principles, and safety practices, principles, and theories is required. Insurance program management experience is needed. Some experience with M&A and corporate transactions is required. Mix of law firm and in-house experience required, with a strong preference for prior in-house experience with a company with global operation
 
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