Assistant General Counsel (Securities, Governance, M&A, Commercial)

Expertise:

Location:

Expertise:

Location:

Corporate (Securities, M&A, Emerging Growth)

San Francisco Bay Area or Remote

Corporate (Securities, M&A, Emerging Growth)

San Francisco Bay Area or Remote

Our client is a fast-growing and publicly traded consumer-goods company with values-driven brands sold throughout the US and around the world in leading retail stores and online.  The company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist them in finding an outstanding attorney to join their leadership team as Assistant General Counsel.  The role may be based in their Bay Area headquarters (preferred), or other locations for the right candidate.

This is a high-profile role.  The AGC will report directly to the SVP, General Counsel and will work closely with executive leadership and the board of directors.  The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of extensive inhouse and/or law firm experience in federal securities laws and compliance as well as experience with corporate and commercial transactions, including financings and M&A.  Strong academic and work history credentials are required, and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and advising internal business partners, including the executive team, IT, sales, ecommerce, operations, marketing, and retail across a wide range of matters and while managing legal risk.
  • Advising on securities law compliance (NYSE and SEC), and working closely with the finance, accounting, and IR departments in helping to draft, review, and timely file 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, and other filings with the SEC.
  • Advising on corporate governance matters, including managing the company’s domestic and international subsidiaries.
  • Managing various compliance programs such as insider trading and hotlines.
  • Advising on financial and other public communications, including earnings press releases, conference calls, investor communications, and other press releases.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing commercial contracts.
  • Managing the continuous improvement of legal and agreements processes.
  • Engaging and managing outside counsel.

The ideal candidate will be a solver of complex problems who is able to work independently, set priorities, and manage multiple workstreams in a dynamic and fast-moving business climate.  The AGC will be expected to have seasoned and balanced judgment while representing the company with the highest integrity, along with a client-focused and team-oriented approach.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to deliver understandable and actionable legal advice are a must.

The company and legal department are committed to diversity and inclusion.

Compensation is very competitive and includes annual bonus and equity.

Solutus Legal Search has been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref. #765-SLS

 

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