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ProfileAttorney - Compensation and Benefits The candidate's responsibilities include: Advise on executive and broad-based compensation plans and programs and related corporate governance matters; Assist with the preparation of materials for meetings of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors; Prepare compensation disclosure items such as the CD&A and overall proxy statement; Advise the HR compensation team on issues related to employee stock plans and compensation programs generally; Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods; Provide work guidance to paraprofessional and support staff; Draft plan amendments, summary plan descriptions, plan information statements, and equity award agreements; Monitor changing legislation and regulations effecting employee benefit plans to ensure documents for those plans are up to date with these changes and the plans are administered consistently; Provide advice and counsel to HR and business units on a wide range of benefit issues, company policy, practices and procedures; Assist with SEC and other regulatory filings, reporting and disclosure obligations, including Forms 8-K, 11-K, 10-Q and 10-K and State filings; Advise on proposed changes to company policies, practices and business operations; Preparation for annual meeting of stockholders and drafting of proxy statement; Administer related persons policy and procedures; Work on special projects; draft contracts, other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should possess a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in California. Should have 5+ years securities or corporate law experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, with a focus on compensation and benefits. Superior academic credentials, exceptional references, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational abilities, and a commitment to excellence and integrity. Strong technical knowledge of relevant federal tax and securities laws (IRC, ’33 and ’34 Acts, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank) and general familiarity with applicable foreign laws related to employee stock plans in non-US jurisdictions is preferable. Computer skills used in or related to the tasks performed. Project management skills and the ability to manage a team and work through others to complete projects. Familiarity with investment adviser and/or investment company industry a plus.