Deputy General Counsel, Corporate

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Exp.: 15+ Years
The Deputy General Counsel - Corporate is an experienced member of the General Counsel’s global senior leadership team. The successful candidate will manage a team of attorneys and others to provide support for the following corporate functions: Regulatory, Finance, Treasury, Controllership, Tax, Corporate Development, IT, Company Secretarial, Intellectual Property, Marketing/Communications, and Corporate Real Estate. This position will also be responsible for providing ad hoc assistance on special and significant projects as they may arise at the direction of the General Counsel.

The successful candidate will have 15+ years of legal experience with management responsibilities from both AMLAW 100 law firms and in-house environments. This role requires a strategic thought leader who can manage the technical legal advice required to support the functions above as well as serve as a counselor and partner to functional and business stakeholders. Demonstrated experience supporting sophisticated businesses during periods of transformational change is critical. While not imperative, public company regulatory knowledge and experience (SEC, NYSE) is a significant plus.

Job Description
Essential functions and responsibilities
  • Oversee the Corporate Legal team which entails managing direct reports that support various corporate functions and initiatives
  • Provide advice and counsel to global leadership on areas of responsibility
  • Work seamlessly with the Legal senior leadership team on department-wide initiatives
  • Provide legal support for M&A transactions and strategic investments

Key Competencies
  • Experience managing diverse legal teams based in multiple locations
  • Strategic problem solver
  • Collaborate and creative
  • Ability to be productive in stressful, time-sensitive situations and fast-paced environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated “executive presence” with deep experience advising and interacting with C-suite level executives and directors
  • Exceptional organizational, writing and communication skills

Important experience
  • 15+ years of relevant corporate experience
  • M&A experience in private practice and/or in-house
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits
  • While not required, public company regulatory knowledge and experience (SEC, NYSE) is a significant plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Law Degree from an accredited law school and state bar admission required

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