Corporate Secretary / Legal Counsel

Southwest Gas   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Energy & Utilities

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 38 days ago

Position Information

In this role, the Corporate Secretary andLegal Counsel will beresponsible for providing legal counsel and ensuring compliance on securities law matters related to the New York Stock Exchange listed company and its subsidiaries; ensuring strategic and effective operation of the corporate governance framework; advising and providing legalsupport onmergers and acquisitions, debt andequity financing, and executive and directorcompensation matters; development of proxy and annual meeting ofshareholder materials; planning and preparation for Board of Directors (“Board”) and Committee meetings; maintaining and creating corporate records and minutes; managingshareholder services functions related to stock transfer, insidertradingand Section 16 filings.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Southwest Gas Holdings governance framework
  • Arranges Board of Directors meetings, oversees shareholder relations, signs and applies the organizational seal to documents
  • Maintains the Corporate Committees Charters, by-laws, and legal requirements of regulatory authorities
  • Responsible for preparing reports for corporate officials and serving as a liaison between clients and organizational management
  • Acts as an advisor to the Company directors in Board of Director matters
  • Handles company share transactions – issuing new shares, arranging dividend payments and observing all legal requirements
  • Attends and takes minutes of the Board of Directors’ and committee meetings
  • Acts as a liaison with auditors, lawyers, tax advisors, bankers and on-board governance issues
  • Prepares and files corporate SEC filings.
  • Provide advice to the Board of Directors, as requested
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • This position requires eight years of relevant work experience and a J.D. from an accredited law school. Must be willing to meet licensure requirements for Nevada
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; Professional maturity to communicate directly with Board, shareholders and senior management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence through collaboration and team work
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong analytical skills
  • Substantial knowledge of the corporate secretary function and public company compliance and filings
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of securities laws, financial literacy, corporate finance disclosure issues, and corporate governance
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions and executive and director compensationpreferred
  • The incumbent also frequently exchanges information with outside consultants and/or government officials
  • 2018-4093
$148k-$185k