Senior Attorney / Associate Counsel, Law - Office of the Secretary

Job Info

Aug 4, 2022

107301

Posting Expiration Date: Oct 31, 2022

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Organization: Office Of The Secretary

Department: Off Of The Secretary

Section: OFF OF SEC Off Of Secretary

Location: NY-New York-4 Irving Pl Headquarters

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • Handles and provides advice with respect to governance matters including: assessment, disclosure and reporting of directors independence, expertise and qualifications, compliance with applicable organizational documents, subsidiary management, implementation of insider trading policies, arrangements for shareholders' meetings, including annual meeting; monitoring corporate governance developments and compliance with applicable standards; drafting proxy and other disclosure statements and documents; responses to shareholder proposals, director and officer questionnaires and boards of directors and board committee agendas, resolutions and minutes; and SEC reporting for directors and officers.
  • Supervises preparation and distribution of materials for meetings of boards of directors and board committees.
  • Provides counsel and guidance regarding SEC compliance, disclosure and -34 Act reporting, including Forms and 8-K and Section 16 insider filings. Analyzes new disclosure rules and advises on implementation. Reviews and/or prepares certain SEC filings including Form 8-K and Proxy Statement. Assists with maintenance and management of subsidiaries.
  • Participates on team projects on various matters related to the operation of the Office of the Secretary.
  • Performs legal research and writes legal memoranda.
  • Performs other related tasks and assignments as required.
  • Con Ed is a well-known, profitable Fortune 500 company offering a great work environment and benefits such as: hybrid remote/in office flexibility and work environment, a diverse work force, sophisticated corporate governance, SEC and public company work, clean energy businesses, and stable industry and business sector

Required Education/Experience

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School. Admitted to practice in NYS. Senior Attorney position requires minimum 6 years of professional experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation. Or
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School. Admitted to practice in NYS. Associate Counsel position requires minimum 8 years of professional experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation.

Required Work Experience

  • Must be an attorney, in good standing, admitted to and able to practice law in New York State and the SEC. Required
  • For the two positions:
  • 1. Senior Attorney position requires minimum 6 years of professional experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation.
  • 2. Associate Counsel position requires minimum 8 years of professional experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation.
  • Required
  • Must possess excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Required
  • Must possess the ability to effectively communicate with and advise the company's senior management, business leaders and directors. Required
  • Must possess substantive experience with corporate secretarial functions and responsibilities. Required
  • Associate Counsel - Experience with drafting and preparation of Proxy Statement, Form 8-K and Section 16 filings required. Required
  • In-house corporate secretary's office experience preferred but might consider candidates with equivalent law firm experience plus experience advising public companies or public company governance. Preferred
  • Senior Attorney - Experience with drafting and preparation of Proxy Statement, Form 8-K and Section 16 filings strongly preferred. Pref

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Must be able and willing to travel if/as needed primarily in the Con Ed footprint and service areas in and around New York City and State.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.

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