Corporate Counsel

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

Job Summary

Spectrum Brands is seeking a corporate generalist to focus on general corporate and securities law matters, including transactional work such as M&A and securities offerings. Work to be performed from Spectrum Brands’ corporate offices located Middleton, WI or Earth City, MO, whichever more suitable to candidate. The position will report to General Counsel or his designee.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide general corporate support on a range of legal issues, including compliance, preparation and enforcement of various policies and procedures, and corporate governance matters (such as minutes and resolutions)
  • Provide support on a variety of corporate matters, such as securities laws and compliance matters for a public company, including: 1934 Act and 1933 Act reporting, NYSE compliance, and corporate governance matters.
  • Support and lead template development activities, including confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, supply agreements and distribution agreements.
  • Provide legal support for all corporate and transactional matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, capital market transactions, financings and commercial agreements.
  • Education and Experience Profile

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school, license to practice and in good standing in one or more states.
  • Excellent academic credentials preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate and securities law.
  • At least At least 4 years of experience practicing law in corporate and securities. Experience at a top tier law firm preferred.
  • Required Skills

  • This role requires a corporate attorney with sound business and legal judgment and strategic thinking abilities.
  • A background in general corporate law. An asset if candidate has some experience with corporate governance and mergers, acquisitions, securities laws and financings.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptive, and to demonstrate the ability to operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Think critically and propose solutions to various issues and concerns and effectively manage team project to successful resolution.
  • Exhibit initiative and assertiveness in obtaining information needed to proceed with projects with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and resolve complex problems with a thorough understanding of business and legal environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and implement legal strategies in order obtain best results for company.
  • Ability to manage a large number and variety of projects.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with executives and all levels within the organization. Fluency in Spanish an added asset.
  • Well-organized and detailed oriented.
  • Work Environment

     Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

     The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job / classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


    * 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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