August 2016 – Major Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) has been exclusively retained by a high growth, private company (“Company”) to conduct a search for a Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Our client is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: The Company seeks to hire a Securities Counsel & Assistant Secretary and has begun to consider a potential IPO in 6-12 months. Reporting to the General Counsel (and working closely with other departments, particularly finance), this role will be the day-to-day internal legal lead for any potential IPO, and then for securities and financial disclosures for the Company, as well as serving as an Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors
Location: Greater Atlanta area. Local candidates preferred.
Compensation: Competitive compensation and benefits package.
Experience: The successful candidate will hold a J.D. from a reputable law school and have 8-10+ years of legal experience. Deep knowledge of securities laws, corporate governance, and corporate secretarial matters is required. Formative training with a reputable law firm is required. Prior in-house tenure with a large public company is a plus, but not required.
The successful candidate must be highly intelligent, mature, and team-oriented, with impeccable integrity. S/he must be discreet, trustworthy, have excellent judgment. The successful candidate must be articulate and able to address groups of varying size with a high degree of credibility.
A member in good standing of a state bar and able to be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong,London and Tokyo MLA recruiters a...re dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and have been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.
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