Assistant General Counsel - Securities & Corporate Governance
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 309230
At Textron, we are a network of global businesses with people who are passionate about designing, building and supporting some of the most advanced technologies and services the world has ever seen. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, soar to new heights, and reach for the extraordinary. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment where every team member is given the resources and support to excel in their career.
The Assistant General Counsel – Securities and Corporate Governance will contribute to work that matters, working closely with our General Counsel in preparing documentation for meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees, and with our Senior Executive Counsel in preparing Textron’s SEC filings, managing Textron’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, assisting in preparing Textron’s Corporate Responsibility Report and working on other ESG initiatives. The successful candidate will also handle commercial contracts for our Indirect Center of Excellence.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Preparing, managing, and overseeing the Company’s SEC filings, including periodic reports, current reports, proxy statements, Section 16 filings, and other related filings, under the direction of the Senior Executive Counsel.
Providing support to the Senior Executive Counsel in the areas of public disclosures, applicable securities and other laws, corporate governance, executive compensation and other public company obligations and best practices.
Ensuring compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations.
Monitoring and maintaining awareness of pending regulations and developments that are relevant to public companies.
Providing legal support to the General Counsel in the drafting, preparation, and review of meeting materials for the Board of Directors and its Committees.
Maintaining corporate governance records for Textron and its subsidiaries, drafting resolutions and other related documents, and serving as the main resource for Corporate and Business Unit personnel in connection with such matters.
Reviewing and providing guidance on external communications.
Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts in support of Textron’s Indirect Center of Excellence.
Supporting M&A activity and other legal projects, as needed.
Performing other duties as necessary or assigned.
Juris Doctor from an accredited institution.
Minimum of five years’ experience as an attorney working in private practice or a combination of private practice and a corporate legal department representing public companies in corporate and securities law matters.
Expertise in corporate governance principles and processes
Strong interpersonal skills and customer-service focus
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Good judgment and business acumen with respect to complex matters
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency
Drive to deliver quality results on time and in a highly professional manner
This is an on-site position that allows for regular engagement with the Corporate Office team to foster collaboration, collegiality and communication. Occasional travel is required.
We’re a network of global businesses with people who are passionate about designing, building and supporting some of the most advanced technologies and services the world has ever seen. By working together and supporting one another, amazing things happen-- we push the boundaries of what's possible, soar to new heights and reach for the extraordinary.