Associate Corporate Counsel

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



Description

Job Description:

MKS is seeking an in-house Associate Corporate Counsel to join its global Legal Department. The successful candidate will report to the Company’s Associate General Counsel, Securities and Corporate Governance, and will have responsibility for a broad range of matters, primarily focused on securities work, corporate governance, and subsidiary management as well as providing overall support to other projects involving the internal Legal team. The expectation is that securities, corporate governance and subsidiary management matters will account for approximately 75% of this position’s time, with the remainder spread across other general legal matters. This is a great opportunity to work with an energetic and creative team on a broad range of legal areas for a large, international corporation. Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide legal advice and support to the Associate General Counsel
  • Key participation in the company’s ‘34 Act filings, including proxy statement, annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q, 8-Ks and Form SD
  • Key participation in Section 16 filings
  • Key participation and cross-functional collaboration with the VP of Investor Relations on disclosure matters, including earnings releases, investor presentations and other presentations
  • Key participation and cross-functional collaboration with the Human Resources and Finance Teams on matters relating to stock incentive plan and employee stock purchase plan
  • Key participation and cross-functional collaboration with the Tax and Treasury teams on subsidiary management, including cash repatriation, intercompany reorganizations, and dissolutions, as well as debt obligations
  • Participation and cross-functional collaboration with the Human Resources team on executive compensation and other compensation matters
  • Support business contract negotiation
  • Participation on M&A transactions
  • Provide support on internal Legal team projects
  • Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishment in a broad range of securities and corporate matters pursuant to the ’34 Act
  • Solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of public company corporate governance matters
  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishment in leveraging one’s capabilities through the use of internal and external counsel to meet client needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that enable effective interactions with internal client groups as well as with colleagues on the Legal team
  • Ability to organize and execute on multiple complex tasks in parallel, ensuring that deliverables are completed in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail and accuracy as well as comfort working in fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to adherence to ethics and integrity in all engagements
  • Collegial team player with a positive attitude; willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic environment
  • Candidate Requirements:

  • BA/BS, JD from an accredited law school
  • 2-5 years’ relevant large law firm experience
  • Licensed member of at least one state bar
  • Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, for positions requiring access to export-controlled goods and technical data that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), MKS Instruments. Inc. may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. Government. As such, applicants for these positions, except “U.S. persons” (generally defined as U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (e.g.,, Green Card holders)), and individuals who is granted status as a “protected person” under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), such as refugees and asylees, may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.

    MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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    MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

    © MKS Instruments * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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