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Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Company: iHeartMedia
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel New York, NY (55th St) Virtual, USA Current employees and contingent workers click here -- to apply and search by the Job Posting Title. iHeartMediaJob Summary:The Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel for iHeartMedia, Inc. will be a hands-on, results-oriented, business-minded attorney with demonstrated experience in the following areas: mergers & acquisitions, 1934 Act compliance and reports (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks and proxy statements), governance and board matters, and executive compensation. This role will work closely with the company's Finance, Business Development, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Total Rewards, Accounting, Tax and Treasury teams.

This role will interface regularly with the company's board of directors, CEO, CFO, General Counsel and other members of the executive leadership team, to provide practical legal advice and counsel and manage, negotiate and execute on a broad range of corporate, securities law, corporate governance and M&A initiatives and the organization's day-to-day operational needs and strategic priorities. This position reports directly to our General Counsel and can be based in any of our U.S. office locations. We are open to hiring remotely for the right candidate.Role and Responsibilities:

  • Leading all areas related to the company's securities laws matters and related compliance, including Securities Act and Exchange Act matters
  • Preparing and reviewing SEC filings, including registration statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, proxy statements, including shareholder proposals and proxy solicitation, and Section 16 reporting, including Forms 3, 4 and 5
  • Developing, refining and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure compliance with SEC and other securities-related regulatory requirements applicable to publicly-traded companies, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, Nasdaq listing standards Regulation FD and insider trading
  • Prepare for annual stockholder meetings, including proxy statements and meeting planning and logistics
  • Advising on corporate governance (including CSR/ESG initiatives), executive compensation and various other related matters (such as transfer agent and equity plan administration), as well as developing, adopting, managing and refining applicable corporate governance policies and procedures
  • Keeping abreast, and advising on potential impact, of new and proposed securities law and corporate governance developments, market trends and best practices in the markets we operate to ensure continued compliance
  • Supporting the corporate secretarial function, including preparation of notices, agendas and materials for board of directors and committee meetings, including board minutes, resolutions and actions, managing the board and committees' calendars, agendas and meeting cadence, and leading preparation for annual meeting of shareholders
  • Advising on ISS, Glass Lewis and other proxy advisory service positions and corporate responses
  • Advising on investor relations matters, including review of and collaboration on earnings announcements, earnings scripts, press releases, investor presentations, investor communications, internal communications, and other materials (including preparation of appropriate securities disclosure as necessary)
  • Leading the Legal Department's activities on, and manage outside counsel with respect to, all capital markets and corporate financing transactions and related workstreams
  • Support M&A transactions and strategic investments, including coordination of legal strategy, negotiation and due diligence and manage outside counsel
  • Partner with corporate development, finance and integration teams and manage cross-functional legal experts to execute transactions
  • Participate in the design and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs required for a public company and provide counsel and guidance on legal matters, regulatory interpretations, and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Support the Total Rewards department on equity matters and employee education.
  • Oversight (including preparation of applicable documentation) of 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Assist in oversight of maintenance of all foreign and domestic subsidiaries.
  • Stay up-to-date and keep Legal team advised on external governance trends, SEC issues, general legal issues and best practices and reviewing and updating as necessary the firm's governance documents, policies and guidelines.Skills and Experience:
    • Minimum 10-15 years of relevant experience, including training at a leading national law firm as a general corporate, securities, corporate governance or M&A attorney and significant time spent in-house at a public company.
    • J.D. from a top law school with exceptional academic credentials
    • Experience working with Board of Directors and senior management.
    • Broad and deep expertise in corporate and U.S. securities laws, corporate governance and board governance matters, including best practices
    • Familiarity with public company accounting, tax and finance processes, terminology, systems and issues, including a basic knowledge of financial statements, GAAP accounting and tax matters preferred
    • Essential skills include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good judgment, a team-oriented attitude, solid interpersonal, time management, analytical skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
    • Be highly analytical and have exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills
    • Have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise and commercial advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs
    • Strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills, including the ability to communicate legal considerations to non-lawyers.
    • Capable of interacting with, and establishing the respect and confidence of, senior business leaders.
    • Ability to influence and provide timely and effective legal and business advice and support at all organizational levels.
    • Good business judgment and sound decision-making.
    • Self-starter with ability to project manage independently in a fast-paced environment and prioritize workflow.
    • Must be admitted, active and in good standing with the New York state bar, or with another state bar, as applicableAbout iHeartMediaiHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month - and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company's leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base.LocationNew York, NY: 125 West 55th Street, 10019Position Type Regular The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status. Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click--here --to learn about E-Verify. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by the Job Posting Title. Posted 2 Days Ago Full time Req22628 About Us iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month - we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.

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