Compliance, Corporate Secretary, General Commercial/Contracts Law
Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (Company) to conduct a search for a General Counsel. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel (GC) will serve as a member of the senior executive team and is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company. The GC is responsible for corporate governance of the Company and provides corporate governance guidance to the Board. S/he will be a key business partner responsible for legal overview of all initiatives (strategic investments, M&A, ventures and alliances) in support of the Company’s strategies. S/he will actively manage all litigation of the Company and be responsible for all strategies to reduce litigation exposure and expense for the Company. S/he oversees all matters related to SEC filings and activities and acts as Compliance Officer with respect to insider trading activity. In conjunction with HR, the GC owns the implementation of and compliance with the corporation’s Code of Conduct and promotes ethical business practices throughout the company. S/he acts as a general advisor to senior management, oversees the review of all contracts, and serves as senior risk officer with respect to insurance matters.
Company: ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned locations and franchise and license agreements. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes AmeriSpec (home inspections), Furniture Medic (cabinet and furniture repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration) and Terminix (termite and pest control).
Compensation: Competitive compensation package.
Experience: 15+ years of legal experience as a corporate generalist who has handled business law matters, contracts, public company governance, litigation management, complex transactions (including M&A), intellectual property, ethics and compliance, and legal department management, among other areas. Prior experience as a public company General Counsel is required, and a combination of top tier law firm and in-house experience strongly is preferred. Franchise and International experience are a plus.
Relos: Yes. This is a national search.
Bar: Admission to a State Bar of any jurisdiction in the United States and licensed to practice in Tennessee (or admitted to the Tennessee Bar within a reasonable time following the commencement of the position).
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