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Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Legal
  • Saint Louis, +1

AI generated summary

  • You: 8+ years' experience in securities law, corporate practice, advising public companies, and project management. Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Willingness to travel and learn new subject areas.
  • You will oversee SEC filings, provide strategic advice on securities and treasury matters, lead proxy statement drafting, support capital market transactions, negotiate contracts, collaborate with legal and business teams, and maintain corporate governance standards.

Requirements

  • J.D. from accredited law school/Bar membership required.
  • Looking for someone who has 8 plus years of experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an in-house legal department of a publicly traded company or in a law firm corporate practice.
  • Broad knowledge of federal securities laws under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and NYSE rules.
  • Broad knowledge of the regulatory and governance environment affecting public companies.
  • Experience in advising management on public company matters.
  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to develop and manage relationships with clients at all levels.
  • Ability to identify issues and propose actionable legal and business solutions.
  • Track record of project and process management.
  • Strong work ethic with effective time-management skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated track record in establishing client confidence and personal credibility.
  • Must be willing to travel internationally and domestically, often on short notice and sometimes for extended time, depending on the requirements of a strategic transaction.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage projects in an efficient manner.
  • Proven ability to identify and mitigate legal and business risks in strategic transactions.
  • Ability and desire to learn new subject areas and willingness take on new responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Review and file SEC reports including, but not limited to, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, Section 16 filings, proxy statements and registration statements.
  • Provide strategic advice on general securities matters, including Regulation FD and Regulation G, and NYSE compliance.
  • Provide strategic advice on public disclosures, including press releases, investor relations presentations, the corporate website and other external communications.
  • Lead drafting of sections of proxy statement and annual meeting materials.
  • Provide strategic advice regarding policies of proxy advisory firms, institutional investors. and other corporate governance and ESG rating agencies, while identifying trends and developments in support of shareholder engagement initiatives.
  • Key member of legal team supporting for capital market transactions, including through the drafting and review of transaction agreements and leading due diligence process.
  • Strategic support for general treasury matters.
  • Draft, review and negotiate transaction agreements and documents working closely with legal subject matter experts and with internal business clients.
  • Negotiate resolutions to disputed matters consistent with Cigna's objectives.
  • Maintain and update a set of approved contract templates for use internationally and domestically.
  • Effectively matrix within the legal department and with critical business partners outside of the legal department including corporate development/business development, treasury, compliance, privacy, information technology and operations.
  • Share knowledge and skills in areas of subject matter expertise with other Cigna legal counsel, including Cigna legal counsel based internationally, in keeping with the legal department’s collegial atmosphere.
  • Work closely with financial and regulatory staff identifying critical transactional issues, risks or impediments.
  • Maintain good corporate governance in respect of transactions.

FAQs

What are the primary responsibilities of a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury?

The primary responsibilities of a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury include providing legal guidance on securities law obligations, shareholder engagement strategies, corporate financing, reporting, governance matters, and insider trading. They also review and file SEC reports, provide advice on public disclosures, lead drafting of proxy statements, support capital market transactions, and provide strategic support for general treasury matters.

What qualifications are required for a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury role?

Qualifications for a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury role include a J.D. from an accredited law school, Bar membership, at least 8 years of experience with 5 years in an in-house legal department of a publicly traded company or in a law firm corporate practice. The candidate should have broad knowledge of federal securities laws, regulatory and governance environment affecting public companies, strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage projects efficiently.

Is travel required for the Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury role?

Yes, the Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury role may require both international and domestic travel, often on short notice and sometimes for extended periods, depending on the requirements of a strategic transaction.

What is the work environment like for a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury?

The work environment for a Senior Counsel, Securities and Treasury is collaborative and requires working effectively with other subject matter experts, managing outside counsel, and coordinating with various internal business partners. The role involves anticipating legal and deal issues, designing strategies to mitigate risks, and achieving superior value in transactions.

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Mission & Purpose

The Cigna Group is a global health company committed to creating a better future built on the vitality of every individual and every community. We relentlessly challenge ourselves to partner and innovate solutions for better health. The Cigna Group includes products and services marketed under Cigna Healthcare, Evernorth Health Services or its subsidiaries. The Cigna Group maintains sales capabilities in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 190 million customer relationships around the world.