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The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with securities laws, including working closely with the financial reporting staff to prepare SEC filings, advising management on disclosure issues, and monitoring legal developments in securities laws, and will also work in other areas of the Section as needed, including through periodic rotations of responsibilities within the group. The successful candidate will join the Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Finance Section of the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) Law Department, which provides legal advice to SCE and its public parent company Edison International. The Section’s work includes disclosure advice and counsel, review and preparation of SEC periodic and other reports, board of directors and committee support, corporate governance, preparation of the proxy statement, public debt and equity offerings, revolving credit agreements, executive compensation plans and governance, subsidiary management, and shareholder engagement.
Responsibilities to include:
Extensive participation in the preparation of the company’s SEC filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.
Provide legal advice regarding compliance with federal and state securities laws and sensitive disclosure issues, including Regulation FD and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Monitor and advise management on new regulations and disclosure practices among peer companies.
Manage process relating to summarizing the contingent liabilities and litigation of the company.
Regularly interface with senior officers of the company.
Provide broad support to the Corporate Secretary’s office, including preparation and review of board and committee materials, resolutions and minutes and research relating to best practices.
Advise on investor inquiries and otherwise support the Investor Relations function.
Responsibility for the company’s prevention of insider trading program including conducting regular training sessions for management and other employees.
Assist with other legal matters in the Section.
Work with, train and mentor project managers, analysts and assistants in the Corporate Governance support group.
Juris Doctorate from a nationally-recognized law school.
Active member of the California State Bar or ability to obtain such qualification.
Minimum of five years of full-time legal practice with a law firm and/or an in-house or government legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization.
Advanced knowledge of federal and state securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Regulation FD and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Strong academic record.
Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, innovate, and develop and implement solutions.
Attention to detail and strong organization skills are essential.
Strong business acumen and analytical ability.
High level of professionalism, diplomacy and judgment in order to interact with members of senior management.
Familiarity with Workiva is a plus.
Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Relocation may be offered.
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.
Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
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