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Assistant General Counsel - Office of the Corporate Secretary – VP Duties: Managing the Firm’s subsidiary legal entities from a corporate secretary and governance perspective, including but not limited to: (i) providing advice on corporate governance matters, (ii) conducting subsidiary board meetings, (iii) preparing board and board committee agendas and materials, (iv) drafting a variety of documents such as board and shareholder consents, minutes, etc., and (v) maintaining key records of the legal entities; Providing legal assistance to internal restructuring and capital action projects, which include but are not limited to: (i) legal entity reorganizations and mergers (parent/sub or affiliate/affiliate), (ii) creation and dissolutions of legal entities, (iii) capital investments into legal entities to support new or existing activities and commitments to make capital contributions, and (iv) dividends and earnings remittances from legal entities all of which are approved via the Firm’s internal approval process; Assisting with the Firm’s process relating to signing authorities for legal entities, including the appointment of officers and directors, issuing delegations of authority, drafting powers of attorney or other means to obtain signing authority, and the issuance of secretary and incumbency certificates; Performing corporate governance legal research and analysis of state and federal corporate laws, drafting memoranda, conducting research in minute books and otherwise on legal entity history; and Providing legal assistance to various departmental projects.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD or educational equivalent required. Must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located. Must have 5+ years of experience practicing law post-JD Degree . Familiarity with Delaware and New York corporate law required. Corporate governance experience highly preferred. Mergers and acquisitions experience highly preferred. Banking or regulatory experience is helpful, but not required. Required Skills and Qualifications. Ability to work independently. Superior written and oral communications skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience reviewing, preparing and drafting legal documentation. Ability to work with business and legal colleagues across all levels. Demonstrated ability to approach issues with both a rigorous attention to detail and a big picture strategic focus. Proven record of prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines. High level of integrity with strong decision making skills.
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