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Position Summary
Agilent is seeking an experienced, well-rounded senior corporate counsel to be a member of the Governance and M&A practice group of the Agilent legal department. This group provides legal counsel regarding, among other things, corporate and securities matters including ’34 Act and other securities laws compliance, corporate governance and Board of Director support, strategic transactions (including M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and equity investments), stock plan administration, and executive compensation. The position reports directly to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel.
Duties and Responsibilities
– The person who fills this position will assume significant responsibility for and advise business personnel and senior management on:
– Securities law and SEC reporting and compliance matters, including earnings press releases, periodic reports, proxy statements and annual reports, disclosure advice, and investor relations, shareholder engagement, corporate finance, treasury and communications support
– Corporate governance matters including support of the Board of Directors and its Committees, corporate governance policies and procedures, stock listing compliance and matters of interest to the company’s shareholders
– Merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, including confidentiality agreements, due diligence, negotiation and drafting of term sheets and definitive agreements, antitrust issues, closing mechanics and integration support
– Executive compensation and broad-based equity compensation matters, including equity compensation plans, cash incentive plans, the long-term performance program, compensation and governance policies
– General corporate matters including subsidiary maintenance and inter-company transactions
– Stay up-to-date and keep executives advised on external governance trends, SEC issues, general legal issues and best practices.
Skills and Competencies
Sense of humor, good communication skills, demonstrates good judgement, collaborative mentality
Qualifications and Prior Experience
– LLB or JD Degree or equivalent.
– Typically 8+ years relevant experience for entry into this level.
– At least 3 years in progressively increasing leadership roles. Significant in-house experience in a large public multinational preferred.
– May be licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction in which they practice.
– Extensive breadth and depth of practice area(s) knowledge arrived through significant exposure to complex legal and business situations.
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