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Job Summary Senior Director, Securities Law will be a key part of Corporate Secretary legal team providing leadership for all aspects of public company securities law compliance for Fortune 20 global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with three operating segments. This Senior Director will partner with multi-disciplinary teams, including Investor Relations, Communications, Accounting, Finance, HR/Executive Compensation, M&A and Compliance, to drive implementation of key initiatives while mitigating risks and protecting brand integrity. Some of the key impacts will include:
Be a key member of corporate disclosure team with responsibility for annual (10-K), quarterly (10-Q) and other periodic SEC reports (8-Ks), quarterly earnings releases and management preparation for quarterly earnings calls.
Serve on company’s Disclosure Committee and help administer corporate disclosure policy.
Advise on internal and external communications, including press releases, analyst presentations and responses to security holders' requests for information.
Be a key member of team responsible for preparation of annual proxy statement, management preparation for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and related matters.
Manage securities law aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plan matters. Oversee insider trading matters, including compliance by officers and directors with the insider trading policy, Section 16, Rule 144 and Rule 10b-5.
Provides advice and counsel to the top division executives and senior executives on a broad range of issues within the expert’s legal specialty, including but not limited to material legal and business matters impacting or potentially impacting the Company.
Functions as a senior legal leader and point of contact on legal matters related to the expert’s legal specialty and is accountable for delivering accurate, timely and comprehensive legal advice.
At times will provide direction and guidance for the work product and legal advice/solutions of a group, which may include law professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff, within an assigned divisional support or corporate SME function. Such leadership is subordinate to the main technical focus of this role.
Collaborates with and creates business solutions with the appropriate legal resources in the Legal division so as to optimize service deliverables, mitigate risk to Walgreens, minimizes the expense associated with the use of outside counsel and drive solutions for the business.
Identifies high risk areas and creates joint mitigation opportunities in support of cross-divisional legal interpretations and support.
Leverages legal expertise and business acumen to support the division in achieving its objectives.
Identifies process improvements available to the business and ensure that best practices are shared with other Legal Business Partners and the leadership of the Legal Division to facilitate continuous process improvement and effectively avoid unnecessary expenses.
Directs the allocation of appropriate legal resources to meet divisional objectives and to provide the highest level of customer support. Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. In addition, may select and engage outside counsel to provide critical support on complex legal, regulatory and business issues.
Juris Doctorate and at least 10 years of experience working within a corporation and/or private law practice. Required licensure as an attorney with the rights to practice law within the State of Illinois; or, if the business unit is headquartered outside of the State of Illinois, required licensure as an attorney with rights to practice law within the state in which the entity is headquartered.
At least 5 years of experience providing legal advice and counsel to senior business leaders and their teams.
At least 5 years of experience in managing projects, defining requirements, implementing solutions and related change management.
Experience using time management skills, such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying customer satisfaction
Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Willing to travel up to/at least 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
At least 10 years of experience working with SEC rules and regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act and Securities Act, stock exchange regulations, and public company disclosure practices.
Experience advising large public companies with global operations on securities disclosure, compliance issues, and various securities law matters, equity and debt offerings.
Familiarity with public company financial reporting rules and regulations relevant to securities law analysis.
Familiarity with evolving governance and disclosure best practices and with relevant policy positions of proxy advisory firms.
Internal Number: 98138BR
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25 countries and employ more than 400,000 people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200 stores in 11 countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390 distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000 pharmaci...es, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.