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Legal Director Corporate Governance And Securities Law

Company name

PepsiCo, Inc

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 10,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

Years of Experience

4-8 yrs required


Purchase, NY
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Legal Director - Corporate Governance and Securities Law The candidate will be an integral member of the Corporate legal team who will advise with respect to a variety of corporate governance and other legal matters. Responsibilities will include assisting with firm's corporate governance outreach program, preparation and review of firm's proxy statement and other SEC filings, advising with respect to compensation and benefits matters, performing legal research and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and best practices. Assist in building firm's corporate governance outreach program, including developing outreach strategies, planning meetings, developing policies, performing research, and preparing stakeholder presentations and briefing papers. Assist with preparation and review of sustainability reports and related communications. Assisting with drafting proxy statement (including CD&A) and annual report. Drafting minutes and corporate governance presentations. Assisting with respect to preparation of materials for Board of Directors. Assist with providing advice and counsel to compensation and benefits teams on various matters, including: Non-qualified plan issues with respect to company-sponsored long- and short-term incentive plans and non-qualified savings and deferred compensation plans. Executive compensation advice and guidance with regard to Internal Revenue Code issues (e.g., Sections 409A, 162(m), 79 and 280G). Drafting employment and benefits related agreements, including Long-Term Incentive Plan Award Agreements, Separation Agreements and Releases and applicable Retention and Consulting Agreements. Drafting plan amendments and maintaining legal compliance with regard to the company’s benefits plans and non-qualified deferred compensation and savings plans. Coordination of due diligence reviews. Drafting language for transaction agreement and applicable employee matters agreement. Negotiating deal terms and conditions with regard to compensation and benefits related issues. Drafting and negotiating terms of employee Secondment Agreements in connection with PepsiCo joint ventures and other business ventures. Assist with capital markets transactions and SEC disclosure matters. Assist with preparation of periodic and current reports. Draft and review commercial contracts and consulting agreements. Draft and review Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have JD degree from a leading university, with active admission to New York Bar. Must have 4-8 years’ experience as a corporate attorney handling corporate governance, securities law and/or executive compensation and benefits matters at a top law firm or public company (with at least 2 years prior in-house experience strongly preferred). Additional experience as a research analyst or communications/public relations advisor extremely beneficial. Creative, innovative team player with positive attitude who displays sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills needed. Strong research skills required. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills. Must have high proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, as well as aptitude for creating effective messaging through graphic design. Strong analytical skills needed.

Additional info

Auto req ID: 142424BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
PepsiCo, Inc
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

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