Corporate Counsel Corporate Counsel …

Ryan Llc
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Ryan Llc
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Corporate Counsel
Senior Director, Corporate Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions Dallas/en-US/RyanCareers/job/Dallas/Senior-Director--Corporate-Counsel_R0004290/apply

Job Summary: 

The Senior Corporate Counsel assists the Ryan Legal Department with directing, implementing, managing, coordinating, overseeing, and supervising corporate legal matters relating to the Firm including, without limitation, acquisitions, credit facilities, corporate governance, and equity management. 

The Senior Corporate Counsel in consultation with the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President, Legal, advises management on various legal issues relating to the business of the Firm.  Responsibilities in this role include assistance with corporate development initiatives, equity matters, and qualifications to transaction business in the United States, Canada, and globally, wherever company operations expand. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with Legal Leadership, advises the Firm concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors and officers.
  • Prepares and negotiates term sheets and definitive acquisition documentation, including tax matters.
  • Supports corporate equity governance and incentive plan initiatives, such as preparing share transaction documentation, or maintain stock records.
  • Assists in the negotiation and structuring of senior credit facilities, including appropriate loan covenants.
  • Oversees the process to update, maintain and interpret company governing documents.
  • Leads corporate entity formation and governance globally, and compliance with filing requirements.
  • Maintains board and shareholder and Committee minutes.
  • Supports required COSO and audit controls framework.
  • Maintains comprehensive database of alliance and acquisition prospects, and data sites.
  • Researches and performs preliminary due diligence on prospects.
  • Reviews client engagement agreements and related documents (e.g., confidentiality agreements and nondisclosure agreements).
  • Meets KPIs established for the Legal Department.
  • As needed, reviews material contracts.
  • Drafts and reviews select Firm policies and procedures.
  • Provides legal expertise to other departments where needed.
  • Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for the Firm.
  • Plans and directs various aspects of the organizations legal affairs and ensures maximum protection of its legal rights.
  • Assists in managing the Firms relationship with its outside risk management professionals.
  • Reviews outside legal counsel invoices.
  • Tracks and monitors outside legal expenses, and maintains budget accountability.
  • Assists with other projects as needed, and performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school and at least 12 years related experience in a similar environment.  At least 7 years of management experience is required. M&A experience and equity management is required. Public company experience preferred. COSO framework (audit and controls) familiarity is preferred.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate skills in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet navigation and research. 

Certificates and Licenses:

License to practice law in the State of Texas required.  Membership to the American Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job may manage employees in the Legal Department. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

Posted 4 Days AgoFull timeR0004290

Ryan offers outstanding opportunities to work in a dynamic, rapidly expanding tax services firm serving the worlds most respected Global 5000 companies. Our innovative work environment, accelerated growth path for high performers, competitive benefits package, and outstanding earning potential provide the most rewarding career experience available in the industry. Ryan employees are given the freedom to do their best work in the way they work best. With a clear understanding of expectations and accountabilities, our employees are given ownership of their time and flexibility to meet the demands of their professional and personal lives.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Ryan LLC (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Accommodation 

Ryan, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting employment discrimination.    It is our policy to take all employment actions and make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy), affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, military status, status as a disabled or other protected veteran or any other protected status under applicable law.

In addition, as a federal government contractor, the Firm maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended). 

It is Ryan's policy to make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact our HR Services Team at 972.934.0022 or  if you are interested in applying and need assistance to submit your application, or if you are interested in a position and believe you may require a reasonable accommodation in order for you to perform its essential functions.

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*Notice to Canada Candidates In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ryan ULC will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.  Ryan welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities*.

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