Company: The Western Union Company
Position: Corporate Governance Counsel
Location: Denver, CO
Description: Do you have experience with corporate governance? Are you ready to unleash your potential in a global business that is committed to moving money for better? If so, Join Western Union as a Corporate Governance Counsel.
Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful
We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.
Better requires process discipline and simplification.
We will be looking to you to provide best-in-class legal counsel regarding corporate governance, securities, and treasury matters, that include SEC, stock exchange compliance, insider trading rules, public debt issuance and refinancing, credit arrangements, stock repurchases, interest rates and foreign exchange hedging transactions, subsidiary management, and other matters. You will support legal review of SEC filings (including drafting and managing annual proxy statement and annual stockholders meeting process) and ensuring SEC and NYSE compliance. You’ll manage the company’s insider trading program and provide legal review of annual ESG report. You will assist senior lawyers and work directly with senior leaders within the accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, human resources, treasury, and corporate communications group to draft and review public company disclosures. You’ll have responsibility for regulated subsidiary board meetings and entity management for the Americas, including leading board meetings, and drafting meeting materials and corporate minutes. You will draft and review legal memoranda and other governance related documents for parent company board and committee meetings and support merger and acquisition activities as necessary.
Kellie Norden: 303-549-8424
Qualifications: For such a significant role, minimum requirements include a law degree, and at least 5 years of experience in the field of privacy and data protection law. Preferred requirements include privacy and data protection knowledge and skills developed through 5-10+ years of work experience in privacy and data protection law or a related field, strong knowledge of privacy laws and regulations in the USA, Canada, and Brazil, and are a confident communicator. For such a pivotal role, you will have 5 years of experience in corporate governance, and working with securities, treasury, merger and acquisitions is a plus.
You will hold Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited school of law, and in good-standing in at least one U.S. state. You will have the ability to engage with and partner with C-suite and board members to include working cross functionally with senior leaders in the organization. You will demonstrate excellent critical-thinking, communication skills, along with strong ability to provide good judgement. Previous experience of agile working methodologies is also desirable.