Counsel, Corporate and Securities

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Start date: 2014-09-27T00:33:10.563
Salary period: Annual
Who We AreAt Mattel, our vision is Creating the Future of Play.
We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment.
Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them GROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities.
And by promoting a culture of BALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employees LEAD by example in all that they do!Mattel is seeking to fill one or more Counsel-level positions within the Corporate/Securities Group of the Mattel, Inc. Law Department.
As part of the Mattel Law Department, you will help to lead a very active corporate/transactional practice and assist Mattel in achieving significant business objectives by providing high quality legal support in all areas of corporate and securities law, and mergers & acquisitions.
There also will be an opportunity to develop and expand skills relating to IP transactions (primarily copyright and trademark) and other operational aspects of the Mattel's business.
If you have the following qualifications, please consider this opportunity:At least 3+ years of experience at a top tier law firm and/or large public company in-house department practicing as a corporate/securities/mergers & acquisitions lawyer.
Requires Significant Experience in:
'34 Act compliance (e.g., preparation and/or review of 10-K's, 10-Q's, 8-K's)
'33 Act compliance (e.g., preparation and/or review of S-3s, addressing all matters/documents related to public securities offerings)
State Corporate Law and Stock Exchange Listing Standards compliance
Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures, including organizing and executing all stages of M&A transactions and joint venture projects
Finance (e.g., credit facilities, public securities offerings, share repurchases, securitization facilities)
Corporate Governance Matters (e.g., review of various corporate governance documents such as bylaws, corporate governance guidelines and board committee charters, preparation of materials for board and committee meetings, drafting minutes, addressing stockholder proposals, executing the audit inquiry process, preparation and distribution of proxy materials and assisting with the organization of the annual meeting)
Intellectual Property experience a plus
Supporting various headquarter functions on all matters relating to corporate/securities law and M&A and other transactions
Contract drafting, review and negotiation (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, master services agreements, engagement letters and statements of work)
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a top ABA-accredited law school
Strong academic credentials
Passion for excellence
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong ability to prioritize workload
Significant project management experience with a demonstrated ability to manage multi-task, multi-deadline, cross-functional projects effectively, on time and on budget
Demonstrated excellent judgment and professional maturity, including solid executive presence
A 'can do', team-oriented attitude
Highly organized; meticulous; self-starter
Able to remain calm, composed under pressure and in an environment of rapidly changing demands
Must be both a capable leader as well as an individual contributor
Must be able to balance legal risk with business goals
Ability to fit in an environment that is both friendly and informal yet demanding of excellence and fast-paced
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel's portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbieテつ , the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheelsテつ , Monster Highテつ , American Girlテつ , Thomas & Friendsテつ and Fisher-Priceテつ brands, including Little Peopleテつ and Power Wheelsテつ , MEGAテつ Brands, including MEGA BLOKSテつ and RoseArtテつ , as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel's companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at ,

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