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ProfileAssistant General Counsel Duties: Assist with the preparation and review of reports filed with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including disclosures on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and Section 16 reporting. Assist with the preparation and review of the Company’s annual proxy statement, and the planning and execution of the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders. Provide advice and counsel on public company compliance with SEC reporting obligations, NASDAQ rules, corporate governance aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and related standards. Support corporate and strategic transactions. Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of commercial agreements in support of various company departments, including confidentiality agreements, vendor/supplier contracts, consulting agreements, master service agreements and licensing agreements. Draft and/or review materials to be provided to the Board of Directors. Draft and/or review amendments to governance documents and corporate policies. Suggest and implement improvements in processes, forms and operations. Respond promptly to requests from internal clients, and summarize and communicate legal risks in a way that business people can understand that pragmatically balances risk with the Company’s business objectives. Keep informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the Company, and assist with the development of policies and training as needed. Provide leadership on cross-functional teams, identify legal, regulatory and compliance issues, and provide legal options / analysis of possible legal solutions, while interacting with external counsel, advisors, vendors, and business partners.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law Degree from a nationally recognized law school required. 7+ years’ experience in legal practice required (either in a law firm or a combination of a law firm and in-house experience). Significant experience working and advising on securities and corporate governance matters required. Experience in the property casualty insurance business is a plus. Excellent organizational and planning skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle a variety of complex matters under deadline pressure. Strong demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts and commercial agreements. Strong business acumen. Strong influencing skills. Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way, resolve issues and mitigate risks. Ability to form strong working relationships with other employees while maintaining adherence to proper legal standards. Proactive, ability to anticipate change and develop solutions to potential issues. Sound business judgment and strategic thinking. Flexibility and an interest in working on a broad variety of legal matters. Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
Requisition ID: 1436
James River Group, Inc.
300 Meadowmont Village Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27517