Closing Date: 31st October, 2022

Description:

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:
  • Senior Attorney position requires minimum 6 years of professional experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation.
  • 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.