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Brown-Forman Senior Attorney, Corporate and Securities Law in Louisville, Kentucky

Please note, this role will be based on site in Louisville, KY and relocation will be required if located outside of the area.

Meaningful Work From Day One:

Will report to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and will assist with corporate governance, securities law compliance, transactional matters (including acquisitions and divestitures), executive compensation, tax and with legal support of the Company’s corporate development and finance functions

What You Can Expect:

  • Advise on all aspects of corporate governance and SEC reporting and compliance, including Form 10-K, 10-Q, proxy statement and 8-K disclosures, Section 16 reporting and compliance as well as compliance with NYSE listing standards

  • Provide advice and stay abreast of SEC developments and corporate governance; proactively guide and provide advice to clients in connection with the same

  • Assist with Disclosure Committee and CEO and CFO quarterly certification process; provide decision making on public disclosures and ensure compliance with Regulation FD and insider trading laws

  • Evaluate, structure and execute on acquisitions and dispositions

  • Provide legal support to corporate finance function, including capital raising and tax and treasury activities

  • Support investor relations and corporate communications teams

  • Provide counsel on legal and regulatory matters related to executive compensation and equity incentive plans

  • International corporate subsidiary governance

  • General contract review, drafting and negotiation

  • Support corporate compliance function and Audit Committee of the Board

We Are Looking For People Who:

  • Education: Law Degree (Juris Doctorate or Equivalent);

  • Experience: 5-10 years legal experience in a private law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • Deep knowledge of SEC and NYSE compliance, including corporate governance, public reporting requirements, and finance and capital raising activities

  • Superior academic record and legal education

  • Highest quality writing and documentation skills, including communicating complex legal issues to non-lawyers

  • Project management experience; ability to supervise and manage outside counsel relationships and paralegal

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

  • Ability to develop innovative approaches to complex legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives

  • Collegial, positive attitude; self-starter

  • Working knowledge of Delaware corporate law

  • Transactional experience – M&A, corporate finance, and commercial

What Makes You Unique:

  • Experience: Proven ability to supervise and manage outside counsel relationships and internal staff

  • Experience with international M&A or corporate finance transactions

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Legal & Risk Management

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00003105