ViacomCBS Counsel, Corporate Securities in New York, New York
About The Brand
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Overview and Responsibilities
This Counsel position will be an integral member of a team that advises and supports ViacomCBS’s Board of Directors and its committees and ensures the proper functioning of the Board; prepares the company’s SEC filings and other public disclosure documents; plays a key role in the company’s annual/quarterly earnings announcements; leads compliance with NASDAQ listing rules; supports the annual meeting of stockholders; counsels other corporate departments (e.g., Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Controller’s groups) on various matters; monitors and analyzes regulatory developments in these areas and implements changes as appropriate.
The Counsel position coordinates the company’s corporate governance, NASDAQ and Delaware law compliance. It involves exposure to senior executives and Board members and requires the ability to assess the company’s legal obligations, develop creative solutions to challenging problems and extract key business decisions from high-level individuals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Legal support for the ViacomCBS Board of Directors and its committees, including drafting and distributing materials, coordinating implementation of the director compensation program, coordinating various aspects of Board and committee meetings and handling various between-meeting Board and committee activities
Drafting, reviewing, advising on and submitting SEC filings and other public disclosures, including Proxy Statements, Registration Statements, Section 16 beneficial ownership reports and certain Current Reports on Form 8-K
Advising on compliance with NASDAQ listing standards and handling NASDAQ submissions
Leading various general corporate matters, including organizing the annual meeting of stockholders and related proxy voting and stockholder delivery and access mechanics, and assisting with our D&O insurance program
Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in these areas
Developing and implementing policies, practices and critical initiatives across all teams
Supporting other members of the team with the quarterly earnings process, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, compliance with Regulation FD, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other related matters, as needed
Providing such other assistance and support as may be required from time to time in areas outside of those specified above
Experience in 162(m) and 409A compliance not required but highly valuable
J.D. Degree from an accredited law school
Admitted to practice law in New York State and in good standing; or qualified to promptly register as in-house counsel in New York State
3+ years experience and proven success advising clients at a major law firm and/or in an in-house position
Excellent analytical, oral and written skills, with ability to analyze and apply complex laws and regulations and communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and orally with clients and colleagues at all levels
High ethical standards and trustworthiness with confidential matters
Experience in demonstrating strong client relations abilities, working across domestic and international jurisdictions
Excellent work ethic, organizational skills and the ability to run numerous projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
Experience providing advice to publicly-held companies
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14470