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G&S has been engaged on an exclusive basis to assist a leading, on-line education partner for colleges and universities in its search for a Senior Counsel to focus on securities compliance, acquisitions and corporate governance. The attorney in this newly created role will report directly to the General Counsel and will become a member of a dynamic, growing and closely-knit legal team that works in partnership with business units across the company.
Primary Responsibilities: Assisting in the preparation of current and periodic reports to the SEC (Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K); drafting Section 16 filings; assisting in preparation of proxy statements; advising on disclosure and investor relations issues; drafting shareholder and board resolutions, consents, agendas, stock certificates, etc.; drafting and negotiating asset and stock purchase agreements and other agreements related to business acquisitions; overseeing due diligence in connection with corporate transactions; drafting and reviewing vendor agreements; and advising on new entity formations and organization.
Candidate Profile Sought: 4-8 years of corporate and securities compliance experience gained in an AmLaw 100 firm or a combination of current in-house experience and prior law firm training in a leading corporate practice. Must have strong knowledge of SEC ’34 reporting obligations and compliance, experience running M&A deals and prior exposure to board and corporate governance matters. The ability to prioritize multiple projects is essential, as is the ability to provide effective legal advice that integrates legal risk with the company’s business objectives. Must be skilled at consensus building across groups, work effectively with all levels of management and staff, and demonstrate sound legal and business judgment.
Client Profile: Our client is a market leader in its field with arguably the most successful EdTech IPO to date, and it is averaging 30% year-over-year growth. The company has an “employee-focused culture” with a very collaborative and casual (yet professional) work environment. We have worked closely with this favorite corporate client for three years and have successfully assisted in expanding the legal dept. from 2 to 7 attorneys. Hours are predictable at 9am-6:30pm, and the compensation package is on higher end of in-house scale and includes an equity component.
Internal Number: 26840
About Garrison & Sisson
Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986, and the Firm has placed over 350 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2011-Present). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.