EpsteinSchwartz has a great opportunity for a strong securities attorney to take on a significant role within an established legal department. Our client, a publicly-traded company based in downtown Chicago, is hiring an attorney with 7+ years of securities and other corporate experience to work closely with the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, as well as with the Investor Relations team.
Assistant General Counsel Responsibilities:
- Support the preparation and review of SEC filings, including registration statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, proxy statements and Section 16 reporting;
- Review 10b5-1 trading plans and assist with administration of insider trading policy;
- Assist in overall corporate secretarial functions, including preparation of notices, agendas and materials for board of directors and committee meetings and leading preparation for annual shareholder meetings;
- Provide counseling and training regarding Regulations FD and G and insider trading, and related party transactions review;
- Oversee international and domestic subsidiary entity governance and maintenance;
- Actively participate in establishing and improving current ESG standards and play lead role in increasing the company’s focus on ESG; and
- Assist with various strategic transactions including due diligence, drafting and negotiation of transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other investments.
Assistant General Counsel Required Qualifications:
- 7+ years of transactional legal experience, a mix of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred;
- Comprehensive knowledge of SEC regulations, the NASDAQ stock exchange rules and other securities-related laws;
- Experience preparing SEC 1933 and 1934 Act reports and filings, assisting with M&A transactions and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong drafting skills;
- Sound judgment and decision-making abilities; and
- JD and in good standing in at least one state with the ability to waive into Illinois bar.